E Squared expanding production, warehousing and distribution

November 15th, 2022

E Squared, a leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance coated fabrics, film sheeting and technical textiles, announces a major expansion of its production, warehousing and distribution capabilities. Ronald Mark Associates, Inc., along with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin have announced a $13.5 million investment in a manufacturing facility located in Bluefield, Va. The Ronald […]

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Vinyl Sustainability Council welcomes Cooley Group

October 28th, 2022

The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, welcomes Cooley Group as the newest member of the council. VSC membership is reserved for organizations taking a leadership role to advance sustainability throughout the vinyl industry. “We congratulate Cooley Group on their long-term commitment to sustainability and their advocacy of […]

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Titan Environmental constructing new facility

August 19th, 2022

Titan Environmental has announced the growth of its U.S. operations with expansion of the Titan Environmental USA (Titan USA) team, and construction of a new facility in Houston, Texas. Titan has broken ground on a 40,800-square-foot facility located on a nine-acre lot in Houston. The new facility will provide additional working space and increase capacity […]

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Performing proper quality management on geomembranes

August 1st, 2022

As a vital part of a landfill, tailings dam or wastewater treatment facility, geomembranes provide a barrier between your waste and the environment. It is important to perform proper geomembrane quality management to ensure that your liner is performing to the highest standards possible and will continue to do so for years to come.  There […]

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Adding graphene to geosynthetics

June 1st, 2022

Q: I have some commercial application questions in the field of geosynthetics. We manufacture graphene powders in the most sustainable way, and it allows us to supply graphene to manufacturers much more economically. As you may have heard, graphene has wonderful material properties atomically to offer, and I am looking for opportunities to leverage its […]

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Pipe penetrations through geomembranes

June 1st, 2022

Q: Is there a recommended detail that you can provide or point me toward for pipe penetrations through geomembrane single and double liners? A: You should review American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6497 Standard Guide for Mechanical Attachment of Geomembranes to Penetrations or Structures. It is excellent, with three tried-and-true standard details that […]

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PVC geomembrane specifications for South American lithium mining

June 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 A covered pond with a PVC geomembrane (left) that complies with Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) specifications. A second pond (right) is already filled with lithium brine. Lithium, one of the raw materials in various batteries, is the element powering the technological revolution over the past 30 years that has led to people having […]

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Aboveground storage tank liners for energy applications

June 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Wooden oil tank near Odessa, Texas. Photograph courtesy of the author Over the past 20 years, hydraulic fracking rules and regulations have become increasingly stringent, and oil and gas (O&G) producers have become progressively more concerned with environmental stewardship. Quality, factory-fabricated geomembrane liners for the aboveground storage tank (AST) market have become a […]

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Eric Blond nominated chairman of ASTM D35.10 Subcommittee on Geomembranes

May 12th, 2022

Photo courtesy of Eric Blond. Eric Blond has been nominated chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes. The ASTM Subcommittee D35.10 develops standard test methods, specifications, guides and practices dealing with geomembranes. ASTM International is one of the world's largest international standards developing organizations and is considered a […]

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Your extrusion welding rod matters

May 3rd, 2022

Solmax discusses why choosing your extrusion welding rod matters, and the best ways to perform an extrusion weld on a geomembrane. Circular geomembrane extrusion weld. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Extrusion welding is a highly effective seaming method that’s primarily used for detailed patching work on polymeric geomembranes such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). It also works well […]

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