AGRULINE sizes now available in DIPS

August 31st, 2023

AGRU America announces official support for Ductile Iron Pipe Sizes (DIPS) for its AGRULINE piping systems. AGRULINE is manufactured in the United States with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for solid-wall pressure applications. AGRULINE is noted for its exceptional performance and service history when properly installed. Photo courtesy of CMG Pipelines. AGRULINE offers excellent durability, resistance to […]

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Addressing the rising costs of landfill cover soil 

July 14th, 2023

Landfill cover soil is vital when addressing environmental safety and sustainability in waste management (1). As landfills, coal combustion residuals (CCR), and mining sites conclude their service life, there is a mandated obligation to close these sites to minimize their environmental impact. However, this process has become costly due to the rising cost of cover […]

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Earthen ponds seepage prevention using HDPE liners

May 4th, 2023

Earthen ponds are essential to many agricultural, industrial, and municipal operations. They support water storage, irrigation, and wastewater treatment (1, 2). In addition, they can provide a habitat for aquatic plants and animals, contributing to biodiversity and ecosystem health. However, earthen ponds are prone to seepage, resulting in significant environmental contamination, water losses, and environmental […]

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Geotextiles in agriculture and aquaculture

March 21st, 2023

Geotextiles are fabrics made with engineering plastics widely used in applications such as agriculture and aquaculture (1, 2). They can reinforce soil and protect crops from erosion, pests, and extreme weather conditions thanks to their filtering and separation capability that improves drainage and promotes plant growth (3, 4). Geotextiles can also be used in aquaculture […]

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Concrete protection and restoration with CPL

February 24th, 2023

Why should you care about concrete protection and restoration? Thanks to its high strength and low cost, concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials (1). However, it can be subject to various forms of deterioration and damage, including corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure, compromising its structural integrity and leading to reduced service […]

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Understanding plastics: Single-use vs. engineering plastics

January 5th, 2023

For decades, the global production of plastics has grown yearly by an average of 9% (1). Plastic production was reported as 1.7 million metric tons in 1950 (2), and this value reached 360 million metric tons worldwide in 2018 (3). The MacArthur Foundation estimated plastic production to double again over the upcoming two decades (4). […]

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AGRU America wins IAPD Bronze Marketing Excellence Award

November 16th, 2022

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) has awarded AGRU America a Marketing Excellence Award in acknowledgment of innovative and exemplary marketing initiatives from mid-2021 through spring of 2022. Pictured, left to right, is IAPD Vice President Peter DelGado of Curbell Plastics; Michael Krauss, vice president of Concrete Protective Linings and Semi-Finished Products, AGRU America; […]

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Industrial concrete protective liner applications

October 26th, 2022

Concrete and reinforced concrete pipes and containments are widely used for industrial applications such as wastewater plants, nuclear power, and geothermal power (1). However, these structures are vulnerable to chemical and biological interactions (2). Concrete protective liners are effective when used with concrete structures of high strength and stiffness, providing a barrier layer against these […]

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AGRU America promotes three

September 22nd, 2022

AGRU America has promoted Chris Eichelberger to vice president of geosynthetics; Michael Gnau, P.E., to vice president – eastern region sales, and Walt Steinbeck to western region manager.  Chris Eichelberger “As AGRU expands its influence and product offerings, we are thrilled to recognize the vital role these industry leaders play in our long-term success of […]

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Remembering AGRU America’s Rick Cannon

July 13th, 2022

Rick Cannon Rick Cannon, Chief Sales Officer at AGRU America, Inc., passed away on July 5, 2022, at his home in Blanco, Texas, after a long, courageous fight with cancer. Rick’s 34-year-long career in the plastics industry began at Gundle Lining and concluded with AGRU America. He had many different roles and traveled extensively worldwide […]

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