Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021

May 10, 2021

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021. IFAI Expo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the show this November, and you won’t want to miss it! After a long hiatus of in-person events, this year’s show is the perfect place to reconnect with your industry. Register now to get the Early Bird rate! Early Bird rates end …

ABG Geosynthetics joins the BontexGeo Group

U.K.-based ABG Ltd., a market leader in the design, development, manufacture and technical support of high-performance geosynthetic systems for use in a wide range of civil engineering, environmental and sustainable building projects, is announced it is joining the BontexGeo Group. BontexGeo is a European industry leader in the production and sale of geotextiles for civil …

IGS offers webinar on geomembrane behavior in mining

May 7, 2021

Learn about the effects of acidic and alkali conditions on geomembrane performance in mining solutions at an upcoming IGS webinar on May 26 at 9 p.m. EDT. The IGS Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B) is set to host Dr. Fady B. Abdelaal, who will talk about “Long-Term Performance of Different Polymeric Geomembranes in Extreme High …

Fibertex Nonwovens announces further investments in high-tech plant expansions in Europe

May 5, 2021

Fibertex Nonwovens, headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, is embarking on a second stage of expansions with an investment of $48,401,148 (DKK 300 million) in the company’s plants in the Czech Republic and Turkey. The investment was prompted by increased global demand for the company’s high-tech and sustainable specialty products. In March 2021, Fibertex Nonwovens, a subsidiary …

AquaFuse and Owens Corning to produce lake liners

May 4, 2021

AquaFuse by CMF Global Inc., a world leader in revolutionizing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) irrigation systems that improve golf course performance and water efficiency, announces that the company has entered into an agreement with Owens Corning, a global building and industrial materials leader, to produce liners for ponds and lakes primarily on golf courses. Based in …

GSI to host webinar on testing of geosynthetics

May 3, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Testing of Geosynthetics,” on May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. There are more than 250 different geosynthetic-specific test methods covered by consensus in ASTM …

Geosynthetics for hazard management in the rockfall-prone Himalayas

April 28, 2021

Geosynthetics play an essential role in mitigating hazards in the rockfall-prone Himalayas. Ocean Geosynthetics is a leading manufacturer of environmentally safe and robust rockfall barriers that protect human life and infrastructure from the unpredictable snow, rocks and boulder debris along the mountain slopes. Mountainous terrains are a fragile ecosystem, extremely sensitive to any climate or environmental changes. …

Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of Trivantage, has released its first ever corporate sustainability report, Continuing a Pattern of Good. The report establishes a baseline of metrics across two foundational pillars—“Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet”—while outlining the company’s measurable …

Burke joins board as chair at Universal Engineering Sciences

April 23, 2021

Former AECOM chair and CEO strengthens leadership team, promoting growth and seizing opportunities with U.S. infrastructure investment. Private equity platform sponsor Palm Beach Capital and industry veteran and executive board member, Gary H. Elzweig, P.E., F.ASCE, announced former AECOM chair and CEO Michael Burke has joined the board of directors for Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) …

Fibertex Nonwovens investing nearly $50 million in North American market

April 22, 2021

Aiming to capitalize on the booming demand for advanced nonwovens seen in recent years, Danish industrial group Fibertex Nonwovens is investing $48,513,480 (DKK 300 million) to expand its output capacity and meet the growing need for local production of nonwovens in North America. At the same time, Fibertex Nonwovens has acquired an 84-acre (34-ha) industrial …