Webinar -Alternative Closure Solutions to Traditional Soil and Geosynthetic Closure Systems– April 10

April 2nd, 2024

AGRU America is presenting the webinar - Alternative Closure Solutions to Traditional Soil and Geosynthetic Closure Systems – on April 10 at 1 p.m. EST. It is free for members and non-members, a PDH credit is available, and you can register here. Traditional systems using soil with a combination of geosynthetics have been the preferred […]

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Innovations in aquaculture with engineering plastics

March 11th, 2024

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is essential to the global food system (1). In 2020, the combined output of fisheries and aquaculture set a record, reaching 236 million tons (2). In 2020, the U.S. aquaculture market was $1.5 billion. Notably, imports comprised up to 85% of U.S. seafood consumption, of which over half was via foreign […]

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AGRU launches new outreach campaign to support local communities

February 14th, 2024

AGRU America, Inc. has officially launched its latest outreach campaign, “Global Company, Local Impact.” AGRU exhibited at the 2024 Pathways 2 Possibilities South Carolina (P2PSC) event in Myrtle Beach to kick off the new outreach campaign in early January.   South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamala Evette and other state officials visited the AGRU booth at P2PSC […]

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AGRU America wins 2023 marketing excellence award

December 13th, 2023

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) has awarded AGRU America a marketing excellence award for innovative and exemplary marketing initiatives from mid-2022 through Spring 2023. AGRU America earned an IAPD Bronze Marketing Excellence Award for the second year in a row for promoting the positive benefits of plastics and leveraging modern marketing tools to […]

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Plastic technology revolutionizes aquaculture 

October 24th, 2023

The Norwegian company Bluegreen AS has successfully implemented a groundbreaking aquaculture project, the Marine Donut. This closed floating fish farming system, made from the highly crack-resistant plastic PE 100-RC, was installed on a salmon farm owned by SalMar in Norway. This innovative facility, whose PE 100-RC components were supplied entirely by AGRU, marks the beginning of a […]

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Lining system supports upgrade at northern Nevada mine

October 1st, 2023

Installers prepare over 10 million square feet of AGRU 80 mil HDPE double-sided MicroSpike for a new heap leach pad in Northern Nevada. Photo courtesy AGRU AGRU collaborated with a Nevada mine’s stakeholders to supply more than 12.2 million square feet (1.1 million m2) of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner to help a mining operation expand […]

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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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