Industrial fabrics market outlook

July 10, 2020

According to the report “Industrial Fabrics—Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the industrial fabrics market worldwide will grow by a projected US$32 billion during the analysis period (2020-2027), driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4%. Polyamide, one of the segments analyzed …

Federal Paycheck Protection Program extended to Aug. 8

July 9, 2020

On July 4th, President Donald Trump signed into law an amendment to the Paycheck Protection Program, giving businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic an extension to apply for federal funds, according to Business Insider. The law extends the deadline to apply for the federal government’s loan-based relief program to August 8. The original deadline to apply for …

New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated …

IGS releases 2020 election results

June 24, 2020

With a field of 17 extraordinary candidates from 12 countries applying for 7 council positions there was significant competition. The newly elected council members will stand for the term which concludes in 2024. The incoming IGS council members will be Dr. Laura Carbone (Germany), Francesco Fontana (Italy), Dr. Jacek Kawalec (Poland), Dr. Yoshihisa Miyata (Japan), …

APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel Public Works Expo (PWX) 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2020 in New Orleans, La. After very careful consideration, APWA’s board of directors unanimously decided to cancel PWX 2020. Over recent weeks, APWA has been closely monitoring data related to the spread of COVID-19, …

IFAI announces hiring of Fred Chuck as GMA executive director

April 17, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the hiring of Fred Chuck as the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director. He brings more than 38 years of geosynthetics industry experience along with him to IFAI. Throughout the past two decades, Chuck has served in multiple roles at different companies within the geosynthetics industry as well as time on the …

E Squared offering webinars

April 13, 2020

While we are all staying safe during these trying times, we can also take this opportunity to learn. E Squared is offering “No Lunch, Just Learn” complimentary webinars. The company can schedule a webinar for your remote staff. It is essentially the same presentation they provide during onsite Lunch & Learns, except without the lunch. …

Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 3, 2020

Focused on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using anti-microbial and fabric barrier coatings   Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available and complement …

Glen Toepfer hosting webinar on avoiding project delays in an era of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Glen Toepfer will sponsor a free webinar on avoiding COVID-19-related project delays, on March 27 at 1 p.m. EDT. Project delays in containment system construction have started, and the reality is we do not yet know how much or how long our projects will be affected by COVID-19. As an industry, proper planning can help keep …

EPA proposes additional amendments to the regulations for coal combustion residuals

February 20, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities. “This proposal is the last in a set of four planned actions we are taking under the Trump Administration to stabilize coal ash regulations …