Thrace-LINQ completes expansion project

February 8, 2019

Thrace-LINQ in Summerville, S.C., 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 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 …

Layfield launches gas barrier geomembrane

January 14, 2019

Layfield Geosynthetics announced the release of VaporFlex® Premium geomembrane. VaporFlex® Premium is a 7-layer coextruded geomembrane barrier with an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) core layer. This high-performance geomembrane is specifically designed to provide an ultra-low permeability gas barrier in a broad range of geoenvironmental applications. When compared to high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the VaporFlex® Premium was …

Intertape Polymer Group acquires Maiweave

January 3, 2019

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) announced it has acquired substantially all the operating assets of Maiweave LLC for total cash consideration of approximately $21 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Maiweave is a private company based in Springfield, Ohio, and an integrated U.S. manufacturer of engineered coated polyolefin fabrics that employs approximately 75 team members …

EPT introduces new string-reinforced LLDPE geomembrane

December 13, 2018

To meet the growing demand for linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) by geomembrane fabricators and installers, Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT) has announced a new string-reinforced LLDPE fabric. LLDPE has been in increasing demand due to its superior flexibility and better layflat versus high density polyethylene (HDPE). EPT has specially formulated its LLDPE fabric for high …

Titan ranks high in geogrid manufacturer study

December 4, 2018

Industry Research News recently ranked Titan among the top three of 31 international companies recognized as key players in the 2018 global geogrids market, the company announced. The report offers a competitive analysis and ranking of the key players involved in the manufacturing and distribution of geogrids in North America, Europe, Asia (Japan, China, India), Southeast …

Owens Corning releases TV show video on how RhinoMat is made

November 12, 2018

Owens Corning’s RhinoMat reinforced composite geomembranes were featured on the Fox Business Channel TV show “Inside the Blueprint,” and Owens Corning has released the video of the program on YouTube. The video features the manufacturing, fabrication and installation process of RhinoMat. RhinoMat installs six times faster and has double the puncture resistance of conventional high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the company says. …

Propex Holding sells its concrete division to Sika

November 6, 2018

Propex Holding LLC of Chattanooga, Tenn., has sold its global concrete division, Fibermesh, to Sika. Sika is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. Fibermesh manufactures a complete line of fiber solutions to deliver reinforced concrete from its Chattanooga-based plant. Fibermesh employees located in North and South …

MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

November 2, 2018

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category …

BOSTD America geogrid plant up and running in Oklahoma

September 28, 2018

BOSTD America’s new geogrid manufacturing plant is operational at the company’s American headquarters in Blackwell, Okla. The BOSTD Group, based in Europe, includes BOSTD International, BOSTD Geosynthetics and BOSTD America. It is a manufacturer of high-quality geogrids produced on a continuous-production line, as well as drainage nets and composites, geocomposites, asphalt reinforcement material and geocells …

Solmax-GSE appoints McCourt new global head of sales

September 26, 2018

Solmax-GSE has selected Peter McCourt as a new member of the executive team and the company’s global head of sales. McCourt has been with GSE since 2010 and has held several senior leadership positions. Prior to the acquisition of GSE by Solmax, he was based in Bangkok, Thailand, as the regional president of the Asia …