GMA Spring Lobby Day postponed

April 15, 2020

GMA’s Spring 2020 Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. will be postponed to a later date due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. GMA and Whitmer & Worrall are continuously monitoring the congressional schedule with plans to reschedule the fly-in for later this summer. We are also planning to move forward with a fall 2020 fly-in with dates to …

GSI to host webinar on wave management with geomembranes

April 6, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Wave (or Wrinkle) Management for Proper Deployment of Geomembranes,” on April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. An intrinsic property of all exposed geomembranes is …

GSI to host webinar on geomembrane punctures this Wednesday

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembrane Puncture,” on April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The need for geomembranes to remain free of holes while in service is paramount to …

Call for papers for WCTC20

April 2, 2020

The organizers of the successful and long-running conference series Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) are pleased to announce its expansion and refocus as the World Congress on Textile Coating (WCTC20). The event will debut in Berlin on Nov. 19–20, 2020. In the modern textile industry, coating, surface modification and laminating are the key means to …

Geosynthetics Conference 2021 call for proposals and abstracts now open

April 1, 2020

Proposals and abstracts are now being accepted for the Geosynthetics Conference 2021. Submissions can include short course, workshop, training lecture, technical session and panel discussion proposals, as well as abstract submissions for technical papers of all types. Submissions will be accepted through May 25, 2020.  The Geosynthetics Conference 2021 takes place Feb. 21–24, 2021, in Kansas City, …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

GeoAmericas 2020 moved to October due to coronavirus outbreak

After extensive evaluation and broad debate with IGS and representatives of the main supporters of the event, the GeoAmericas 2020 Organizing Committee decided to change the date of the conference to Oct. 26–29, 2020. The conference will still be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this unique moment of alertness and consternation and which has …

GSI to host webinar on stability designs of landfill cover soils

March 16, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on March 25, 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. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil …

IECA Region One and GMA announce co-located conference in 2021

March 4, 2020

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will co-locate the Geosynthetics Conference with the IECA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21–24, 2021. The combined conferences are anticipated to attract more than 3,000 attendees and double the exhibition area …

Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. “This event was born through the remarkable stories of …