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‘Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development’ video speaks to ILT’s mission

by International Lining Technology  (Feb. 9, 2015)

International Geosynthetics Society’s new video “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development” perfectly expresses International Lining Technology mission for “containment solutions for a better world.” The video, produced by the IGS education committee, asks “What defines quality of life?” and how ...

Project of the Month: Western Mesquite Pad

by International Lining Technology  (Apr. 20, 2015)

This month, International Lining Technology is featuring one of our recently completed projects. Our 13-man crew spent a few months at the Western Mesquite Pad 7 in Brawley, California this year. From February until earlier this month, they installed more than 1.4 million square feet of Microspike and 674,775 square feet of 80 mil smooth. ...

Tension Creep Testing in Geomembranes

by Agru America, Inc.  (Apr. 23, 2015)

Creep, the tendency of materials to deform over time due to applied stresses, has been a focus of the geosynthetics industry since testing first began more than 25 years ago. Creep testing methods have evolved, but the accurate assessment of tension creep (along with transmissivity) remains essential to the product evaluations of organizations ...

Using the Unusable: More Landfills Becoming Sources of Renewable Energy

by Agru America, Inc.  (Apr. 9, 2015)

The EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative is picking up steam. The effort, launched in 2008, encourages the reuse of contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites for renewable energy generation. The agency’s Action Plan 2.0, released last fall, details how far the program has come and what is being done to expand it. ...

Project of the Month: Crazy Horse Landfill

by International Lining Technology  (Mar. 16, 2015)

This month, International Lining Technology would like to revisit a project from 2011. Our company was hired to install more than 2 million square feet of 50 Mil LLDPE, Supergrip net and 50 Microspike at the Crazy Horse Landfill in Salinas, California. Our crew of more that 15 employees worked from June 2011 until the end of that year to ...

How Long Will Geomembrane Last?

by Agru America, Inc.  (Mar. 19, 2015)

Organizations choosing from among geomembrane products evaluate options based on vital factors including containment ability, stability, and chemical resistance. So it’s only natural that they should wonder how long they can expect their chosen geomembrane to last. The answer is a complicated one. Geosynthetics magazine has reported ...

ASTM D4439 - 11 Standard Terminology for Geosynthetics

by ASTM International  (Jan. 5, 2012)

1. Scope Index Terms geosynthetics terminology of; ICS Code ICS Number Code 01.040.59 (Textile and leather technology (Vocabularies)); 59.080.70 (Geotextiles) DOI: 10.1520/D4439-11 ASTM International is a member of ...

Project of the Month: American Avenue Landfill

by International Lining Technology  (Jan. 20, 2015)

This month, International Lining Technology would like to feature the American Avenue landfill project in Kerman, California. Superintendent Dave Hartman and a crew of 11 started the project in August 2012 and completed it in December of the same year. They installed more than 2.1 million square feet of 60 mil HDPE, Geonet, Textile and Benotmat. ...

ASTM D4759 - 11 standard practice for determining the specification conformance of geosynthetics

by ASTM International  (Sep. 26, 2011)

This practice provides a means by which the purchaser can determine the conformance of geosynthetic properties as applied to the acceptance or rejection of a material in regards to a material specification. This practice has been developed with strong emphasis on practicality and the realization that all geosynthetics are subjected to a vigorous ...

Butyl Products Group increases staffing level by over 50%

by Butyl Products Group  (Jan. 30, 2015)

Billericay based Butyl Products Group recently acquired the assets and goodwill of Landline Limited making them one of the UK’s foremost liquid containment solution specialists, with more industry experience than any other manufacturer and installer throughout Europe.  “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to welcome ...

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