Solmax to establish manufacturing facility in Nevada

June 18, 2019

Solmax announced June 18 that it is expanding its operations and establishing a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The manufacturing facility will be fully operational by mid-2020. Following the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses into one combined global entity, Solmax’s goal is to continue to grow its industry leadership position in the geosynthetics sector …

GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

June 17, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill design seminars is …

GSI short course on MSE walls, berms and slopes now available on demand

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is sponsoring an online course, “Course 2: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes,” available anytime on the GSI website. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This online course is focused on the …

HUESKER releases a video of bridging sinkholes with Fortrac geogrids

June 14, 2019

On the LGV (Ligne à Grande Vitesse, or High-Speed Line) Sud Europe Atlantique (SEA) railway line in France, a total of 2583339 square feet (240,000 m²) of Fortrac geogrid provides protection for sections with limestone soils and a high risk of karst and sinkholes. The YouTube video shows the entire laying process in just two …

ASTM honors Von Maubeuge and Allen

During the biannual meeting of ASTM International in Denver, Colo., June 5–7, the society awarded the Award of Merit to NAUE’s Kent von Maubeuge and the L. David Suits Award to John Allen of TRI Environmental. The Award of Merit was established in 1949 by the ASTM International Board of Directors and is the highest …

Geosynthetics for coal combustion residual (CCR) applications

June 11, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Geosynthetics for Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Applications,” on June 25, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will discuss the application of geosynthetic products for use in coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills and impoundments. The webinar will provide an overview of the available …

EPA signs MOU with FEMA to support restoring water infrastructure after disasters

June 5, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to streamline coordination between FEMA and the EPA-funded State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs. Now, the funding used to restore vital water infrastructure can be provided quicker in times of disaster. “This first-of-its-kind MOU with FEMA will …

CETCO launches FLUORO-SORB adsorbent for the remediation of PFAS

June 3, 2019

Amid a deeper awareness of the health and environmental impact of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), CETCO is pleased to announce the launch of FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent, a proprietary, NSF-certified product that effectively treats multiple variants of PFAS.  Unlike other sorbent products that are selective and unpredictable in adsorbing PFAS, FLUORO-SORB adsorbent binds the entire spectrum …

Thrace-LINQ completes expansion project

June 1, 2019

Thrace-LINQ Inc. announced the completion of the installation of a new ANDRITZ needlepunched nonwoven line. The Thrace Group invested more than $9 million in this project to satisfy the growing demand for its high-performance nonwoven fabrics in North America. This state-of-the-art needlepunched nonwoven line was designed to produce world-class quality fabrics for geosynthetics, automotive and …

GMA looks back and moves forward, together

by Jonathan Curry Over the past decade the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has grown by leaps and bounds, establishing itself as a leading geosynthetics organization in the areas of education, technical support and government relations. GMA’s membership has nearly doubled since 2005, GMA-supported educational conferences have attracted more than 25,000 attendees, and GMA’s lobbying efforts …