Milliken & Co. announces acquisition of Zebra-chem

March 3, 2021

Milliken & Co. (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials-science expertise, has formally acquired Zebra-chem GmbH (“Zebra-chem”), a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches. With more brands and governments globally setting goals to increase their use of recycled materials, plastics manufacturers are …

Tensar (U.K.) commits to 100% renewable energy

February 11, 2021

All the electricity used by Tensar International Ltd. in the U.K. in manufacturing its geogrid products is now certified to come from renewable sources. The switch to a renewable energy supplier, which took place on Oct. 1, 2020, is one of several initiatives introduced by Tensar in recent years to reduce its environmental impact, said …

50 years of HUESKER HaTelit asphalt reinforcement

February 9, 2021

A success story that began 50 years ago: HaTelit asphalt reinforcements were first used in road construction in 1971. Today, they lead conventional rehabilitation methods in terms of sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Potholes, cracks and deformations are not only an annoyance for every car or bicycle user, they also pose a great danger to traffic participants …

Raven adds smooth-edge technology to extruded geomembranes

February 8, 2021

Raven now offers HydraLine in 23-foot (7-m) wide seamless, smooth-edge, textured mill rolls. Raven Industries Inc. announced that its Engineered Films division has incorporated new smooth-edge technology onto its seven-layer barrier extrusion line for the production of 23-foot (7-m) wide textured sheet geomembranes. The new smooth-edge extrusion process creates a high-quality smooth surface edge on …

Titan USA welcomes Jefferson to team

January 25, 2021

Titan Environmental USA (Titan USA) is pleased to announce that Bryant Jefferson has joined the team in the role of technical manager and international sales. With more than 30 years’ experience in the geosynthetics industry, he brings in-depth technical knowledge of geomembrane materials in various applications in addition to a solid background in geomembrane fabrication. …

J. H. Whitney Capital Partners acquires Cooley Group

January 12, 2021

Cooley Group has announced that J. H. Whitney Capital Partners (“Whitney”), in collaboration with Cooley’s executive leadership team, has acquired Cooley Group from its long-time owners, the Siener family.  Whitney is a leader in the private equity industry. Since its founding in 1946, it has invested in more than 400 companies and currently manages approximately …

Presto offers on-demand webinar dashboard

January 11, 2021

Presto Geosystems is making it faster and easier to obtain professional development hour (PDH) certificates. With the company’s new Webinar Dashboard, you can easily view on-demand webinars and automatically download a PDH certificate upon completion. The Webinar Dashboard will keep a record of all webinars attended, along with PDH earned. For more information and to …

Propex GeoSolutions website is hitting the refresh button in 2021

January 7, 2021

Propex GeoSolutions kicked-off 2021 with the launch of its new corporate website. Visitors to PropexGlobal.com will now find a new look and upgraded customer experience.  “From the beginning, our goal for the new website was to improve customer experience, especially for those customers using mobile devices,” said Mike Gorey, CEO of Propex GeoSolutions. “Customers commonly …

Methods to properly evaluate subgrade strength

December 17, 2020

by Nathan Young, P.E. Accurately evaluating subgrade strength is critical for almost any job site. The strength may be acceptable in a few areas; however, assuming that same strength spans the entire site can prove to be very costly if that assumption is wrong. Fortunately, a few test methods exist to quickly gather the required data …

Solmax releases Leak Location Suite

December 8, 2020

Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has launched a Leak Location Suite (LLS) that raises the bar on electric liner integrity (ELI) surveys. Solmax’s LLS aims to raise standards with its advanced approach, building repeatable liner testing and remediation into containment design. “Geosynthetics are critical to contain waste—they line the world’s biggest landfills and keep hazardous outputs from …