Solmax to establish manufacturing facility in Nevada

June 18th, 2019

Solmax announced June 18 that it is expanding its operations and establishing a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The manufacturing facility will be fully operational by mid-2020. Following the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses into one combined global entity, Solmax’s goal is to continue to grow its industry leadership position in the geosynthetics sector […]

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A leachate pond geomembrane after 25 years of service

February 1st, 2019

This article reports on the evaluation of an exposed geomembrane liner in a landfill leachate pond after being in service for 25 years. The evaluation was performed in two campaigns: in August 2014 and in May 2018. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the condition of the geomembrane and to provide a recommendation […]

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2018 State of the Geosynthetics Industry

April 1st, 2018

The U.S. and Canadian geosynthetics market includes geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control materials. In 2017 the U.S. and Canadian geosynthetics market grew in the low single-digit ranges, and it is expected to grow slightly higher in 2018. Consolidation in the geosynthetics market Due to the weaker U.S. dollar […]

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IGS-NA news

April 1st, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis […]

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Executive council gathers in D.C.

February 1st, 2018

Twice a year, GMA’s governing executive council meets in Washington, D.C., to review GMA’s programing initiatives and direct the association’s mission of providing high-quality engineering support, facilitating valuable educational resources and maintaining a robust government-relations program. The council’s most recent meeting took place on Oct. 24, 2017, the eve of our biannual Lobby Day. It […]

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Solmax acquires GSE Environmental

December 20th, 2017

Groupe Solmax, a Canadian-based company and an industry leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications has acquired GSE Environmental based in Houston, Texas, from Littlejohn & Co. LLC, as well as certain funds and accounts managed by Strategic Value Partners LLC, both of which are Greenwich, Conn.-based private investment […]

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GSE Environmental awarded patent for high temperature geomembranes

November 10th, 2017

GSE Environmental announced Nov. 9, 2017, the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,518,176 B2 for its High Temperature Geomembrane Liners and Master Batch Compositions. The company said the GSE High Temperature Liner is their newest innovative geomembrane, specially engineered to withstand prolonged exposure to temperatures up to 212°F (100°C). “The High Temperature Liner continues GSE’s […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019

October 1st, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host Geosynthetics (GEO) 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, 2019. More than 1,000 attendees, exhibitors, speakers, instructors and sponsors will attend the biennial conference’s plenary lectures, short courses, technical sessions, panel discussions and welcome reception, taking advantage of the exceptional educational and networking opportunities […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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GSE announces patent for geocomposite

February 14th, 2017

Houston-based GSE Environmental announced in a Feb. 14 press release that it has received a patent for CoalDrain, an engineered geocomposite designed specifically for coal combustion residuals (CCRs or “coal ash”). The press release noted that the new product replaces the filter layer and the leachate collection layer in a typical Subtitle D liner system. […]

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