Solmax-GSE rebrands as Solmax

February 15, 2019

Solmax-GSE, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity. Solmax acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017. “Solmax is a name that …

Western GeoSystems’ Jung now represents DRAINTUBE in the western U.S.

February 11, 2019

Andy Jung is an environmental professional with more than 20 years of field work, operation management and sales experience. He has twice been awarded National Sales Representative of the year by two different organizations: Veolia and Clean Harbors. He has worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2013. In February 2018, Jung started his own company, …

Thrace-LINQ completes expansion project

February 8, 2019

Thrace-LINQ in Summerville, S.C., announced the completion of the installation of a new Andritz needlepunched nonwoven line. The Thrace Group invested more than $9 million in this project to satisfy the growing demand for high-performance nonwoven fabrics in North America. This state-of-the- art needlepunched nonwoven line was designed to produce world-class-quality fabrics for geosynthetics, automotive …

Preview Geosynthetics Conference: 2019 Show Guide now available

February 7, 2019

View the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Show Guide for a preview of all of the excitement going on during the conference in Houston, Texas, next week. As you will see, the conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on fundamental knowledge and the latest developments with the opportunity to earn up …

EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium accepting abstracts

February 6, 2019

The China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) and EDANA have issued a call for papers for the second EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS), to be held Nov. 18–19, 2019, in Beijing, China. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the ISO TC 221 annual meetings on Nov. 20–22. The conference and exhibition will cover …

GSI to host webinar on back drainage design of MSE walls

February 5, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall: Back Drainage Design,” on Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Within GSI’s database of 320 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced …

MnDOT tests structural synthetic fibers for use in thin concrete overlays

January 30, 2019

Concrete pavements usually measure 8 to 15 inches thick. For many of these pavements, designers recommend placing dowel bars at the joints during the pour to assist the transfer of wheel load from heavy commercial and agricultural vehicles across concrete slab joints. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has found that dowel bars are not …

Act Global and Solmax release next generation of LiteEarth capping system

January 29, 2019

Act Global and Solmax announced the launch of the next generation LiteEarth PE capping system. LiteEarth is a patented synthetic-grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash, mining containment sites, and other land reclamation projects. “We have engineered the next generation of a truly sustainable and efficient system,” …

Discount now available on Geosynthetics Conference 2019 short courses

January 24, 2019

Save a lot, learn a lot. Use code GEOSHORT to get $100 off short course registration for all registration types. All courses feature detailed education, eight PDHs and include lunch. Short courses are not included in the Full Registration package and must be registered for separately. Short courses include: Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Retaining Walls and …

Geo 2019 hotel discount ends Friday

There is still time to save on your Geosynthetics Conference 2019 hotel room. The deadline to receive the Geosynthetics Conference discounted rate is Friday, January 25. Book your hotel now to take advantage of this discount. The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, in Houston, Texas, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on …