Personnel moves at Fiberweb, Thrace

February 1, 2008

Fiberweb’s Filtration Americas business has announced three promotions and a new hire.Fiberweb’s Filtration Americas business has announced three promotions and a new hire. Kim Rolman has been promoted to director, Cartridge Filtration, overseeing business responsibilities for cartridge manufacturers who purchase Fiberweb fabrics in the Americas. Shannon Schoppman, previously an R&D scientist on the Filtration team, …

Geosynthetics receives two awards

Geosynthetics has received two more magazine awards, both announced late last year. The bimonthly magazine formerly known as GFR won the first-place Gold Award in Association Trends 2007 All-Media Contest in the Scholarly/Technical/Scientific category, announced in December. Geosynthetics also was cited by the Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association (MMPA) with a third-place Bronze Award in …

TenCate Geosynthetics wins 2007 Award of Excellence

The award is part of the 2007 International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Project description This project featured the construction of a 1H:1V geosynthetic reinforced steepened slope, 242ft high at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. This hillside buildup was one part of a nearly $20 million project. The slope was …

ML Ingenieria S.A. de C.V. wins 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award

The award is part of the 2007 International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Project description This project underscored the advantages of using geogrids to build many of the biggest retaining walls ever constructed in Chilpancingo, the capital city of the state of Guerrero, México. Retaining walls were designed to support …

Flint Industries Inc. wins 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award

The award is part of the 2007 International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Project description This project involved installing a soil cap over the surface of a 55-acre sludge pond under the auspices of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The capping system required the installation of high-strength woven …

Rep. Heath Shuler receives award from GMA

The Geosynthetic Materials Association presented the first Friend of GMA Award to U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) during the GMA Capitol Hill Education Forum Oct. 23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. After Shuler was introduced by Richard Goodrum of North Carolina-based Colbond Inc., the award was presented to Shuler by John Henderson, GMA Executive Council Chairman. …

ACH opens new plant

ACH Foam Technologies, manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) for construction, architectural, geotechnical, packaging, and OEM applications, has opened a new plant in McCarran, Nev., about 17 miles east of Reno. The 108,000ft2 facility will address demand for both construction and industrial markets, particularly in the West. The new Nevada facility is among the top three …

Ace expands

The Taiwan-headquartered geosynthetics manufacturer Ace Geosynthetics has opened two locations in the United States. Ace is known most for its reinforcement products, such as geogrids for slope stabilization and retaining walls. The new offices are: in Atlanta: Ace Geosynthetics, 3525 Piedmont Road, 7 Piedmont Center, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305; +1 404 504 6270, fax …

ASTM geosynthetics committees developing proposed new standards

October 1, 2007

Three subcommittees of ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics are currently developing several proposed new standards. The topics covered in the following proposed standards are geosynthetic clay liners, geomembranes, and the development of a mechanistic-empirical design guide for pavements. Committee D35 will meet Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2008, at the January Committee Week in Tampa, Fla. …

Industry analysts offer plastics predictions for the Middle East

With relatively inexpensive raw materials at hand, manufacturers in the Middle East could place themselves among the world’s leading plastics producers within a few years, according to industry analysts. By the end of the decade, suppliers based in the Middle East could control about 20% of the world’s polyethylene (PE) production (compared to 1% in …