White Cap acquires CSI Geoturf

June 7th, 2022

Photo courtesy of CSI Geoturf White Cap Supply Holdings, LLC ("White Cap") has closed on an agreement to acquire CSI Geoturf, a Michigan-based wholesale distributor of civil site construction geosynthetic and landscape supplies. With locations in metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Michigan, CSI Geoturf will join White Cap in its North Central Region to serve local customers. "With […]

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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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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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GSI landfill covers webinar upcoming

April 26th, 2022

GSI landfill covers webinar on May 11 will focus on the various components included in geosynthetic final covers for solid waste landfills. Geomembrane landfill cover, one type of emerging geosynthetics to be discussed in the GSI landfill covers webinar. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: […]

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Geosynthetic Institute landfill failure webinar upcoming

April 8th, 2022

Geosynthetic Institute landfill failure webinar on April 20 will focus on 20 lined and unlined municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill failures. A recent installation of a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) at a landfill in Australia. Photograph courtesy of Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Behavior and Analysis of Twenty […]

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Geosynthetics and sustainability: How is our industry doing?

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Water, necessary for human life, should be stored in a sustainable manner, protecting both surface and groundwater resources. Geosynthetics, including the geomembrane used to line this pond, further such goals. Sustainability is a complex issue, but there are some very simple and direct truths about it. The world’s population is nearly 8 billion […]

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Wrekin hires geosynthetics division leader

March 29th, 2022

Wrekin Products Ltd. commercial and technical manager for the geosynthetics division, David Fisher. Photograph courtesy of Wrekin Products Ltd. Wrekin Products Ltd. of Lichfield, England, hired civil engineer David Fisher as commercial and technical manager to head up its geosynthetics division, the company said in a prepared statement. Fisher joins Wrekin with more than ten […]

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GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning  

March 25th, 2022

GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning at Outlook Conference 2022, with a focus on infrastructure and coal combustion residuals, as well as other important topics and current trends. The lobby of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., in 2016. Photograph by Antony-22. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Geosynthetic Materials Association […]

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Geosynthetics innovation gaps and opportunities

March 22nd, 2022

Some see the geosynthetics industry as complacent and slow to change. Is there room to address geosynthetics innovation gaps in the industry? Photograph courtesy of Solmax Solmax said in a prepared statement that it believes there is a fundamental place for innovation in the geosynthetics industry. The company asserts that innovation will be critical in […]

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Geosynthetics support circular economy

March 18th, 2022

Geosynthetics support circular economy by helping to reuse and recycle waste materials, and by reducing the carbon footprint of sites Geogrids at a sewage treatment plant help reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. The circular economy is an essential response to the growing scarcity and cost of natural resources, and […]

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