IFAI launches new website

January 20, 2011  |  News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched a new website to better serve its members and the specialty fabrics industry as a whole. The site features an event calendar, news blog, news feeds from the association’s seven magazine websites, revamped bookstore and a new …
Movement afoot that EPA will regulate coal ash as non-hazardous waste

January 13, 2011  |  News

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reviews comments submitted regarding its plans to regulate coal-ash waste, industry groups say they are optimistic that the agency will ultimately favor less-stringent non-hazardous regulations, according to January news reports. Evidence includes an ongoi…
CETCO hires Dennis Grubb

January 12, 2011  |  News

CETCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMCOL Intl. Corp., has added Dennis G. Grubb, Ph.D., P.E. to the newly created dual directorship of Environmental Technology and Sustainable Geotechnics. In a Jan. 10 press release, the company said that “Grubb will expand CETCO’s capabilities to assis…
Tensar announces geogrid price increases

January 11, 2011  |  News

Tensar International Corp.’s prices for its subgrade improvement and road base reinforcement geogrids are going up effective Feb. 15, according to a press release from the company. The price hikes come as a result of higher polymer raw material costs, the company said. “Polymer cost increases ha…
LA moving ahead with stormwater ordinance

January 10, 2011  |  News

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance developed by the city’s Bureau of Sanitation at the direction of the Board of Public Works (BPW). The proposed ordinance is now with the city attorney’s office for review and will come back to …
Activists say EPA coal ash analysis flawed—benefits of recycling overstated

January 7, 2011  |  News

As stakeholders battle over how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should regulate coal ash, environmental groups have accused the agency of overstating the benefits of ash recycling as an argument against designating it a hazardous waste. Cost-benefit figures included in the EPA’s rulem…
Fiberweb acquires geosynthetics supplier Boddingtons Intl.

January 5, 2011  |  News

Geotextile manufacturer Fiberweb PLC has purchased Boddingtons International Ltd., a U.K.-based producer of geosynthetic nets as well as a range of accessories and laminates for use in civil engineering projects and ground protection. A December news release said that the two companies will form a n…
Firrell named TenCate director

December 10, 2010  |  News

TenCate Geosynthetics has appointed Paul Firrell managing director–Europe, effective Jan.1, 2011. Firrell, 44, has previous experience in the geosynthetics industry with 18 years at GSE Lining Technology. With TenCate, he was managing director of the company’s EMEA and Russian operations…
Early registration for EC-’11 ends Friday

December 9, 2010  |  News

The early registration deadline for Environmental Connection 2011 (EC11) ends this week. Submit your registration by this Friday, Dec. 10, to secure the best price for the world’s largest soil and water event. Register now with IECA’s secure online registration. Download EC11 registratio…
IFAI’s Expo Asia receives award and funding boost

December 6, 2010  |  News

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented IFAI President and CEO Stephen Warner with an award Dec. 1 for receiving a Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The $250,000 grant is directed toward promotional development of the first IFAI Expo Asia t…