Top Stories - April 19, 2016

  • LSC Environmental Products Acquires Terra Novo
    LSC Environmental Products LLC, and Terra Novo, Inc., joined forces to address the growing environmental and regulatory challenges associated with industrial erosion, odor, land reclamation, waste cover, stormwater, and dust.


  • SiteSaver® Stormwater Treatment Device Receives NJDEP Certification
    FreshCreek Technologies, announced that it has successfully completed the verification program with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) for its on-line stormwater treatment system, SiteSaver.


  • Raven Industries Announces New 7-Layer Cast Extrusion Line
    Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division announced the installation of a technologically advanced 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line, located in its state-of-the-art facility in Sioux Falls, SD.


  • Corps Keeps Public Water Clean Naturally
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York.


     

 

LSC Environmental Products Acquires Terra Novo

LSC Environmental Products LLC, is pleased to announce the partnering of two global innovators in the spray-applied environmental coatings markets. On March 11, 2016, LSC Environmental Products LLC, and Terra Novo, Inc., joined forces to address the growing environmental and regulatory challenges associated with industrial erosion, odor, land reclamation, waste cover, stormwater, and dust.

The new organization is moving forward under the LSC name and fully integrates Terra Novo’s and LSC’s executive, sales and technical teams. Scott Harrison, founder of Terra Novo, will continue in full-time executive capacity as President of Technology, Engineering, and Business Development, while Joel Lanz, founding member of LSC, remains President of Global Sales and Operations.

LSC is best known for having pioneered the category of spray-applied daily cover in the solid waste industry, while Terra Novo created the premium EarthGuard product line to address industry’s most challenging erosion, reclamation, and stormwater problems. The new company will maintain and grow Terra Novo’s market leading EarthGuard®, EarthBound®, UltraTack™, and AquaGuard™ product lines, as well as LSC’s category defining Posi-Shell®, Posi-Cube®, Posi-Clear®, Odor-Shell®, and Solar-Spark® product lines. LSC CEO, Joe Donze, says “We believe the new organization dramatically strengthens our product offering, distribution channels, global reach and most of all potential for innovation.”

LSC’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility will remain in upstate NY while Terra Novo’s Southern CA office will also remain open, providing the now larger LSC with a strong bi-coastal presence.

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SiteSaver® Stormwater Treatment Device Receives NJDEP Certification

FreshCreek Technologies, announced that it has successfully completed the verification program with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) for its on-line stormwater treatment system, SiteSaver. Following the verification, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) certified the device as an approved hydrodynamic Manufactured Treatment Device (MTD).

The SiteSaver system contains a netting TrashTrap®, an influent oil baffle, a hydraulic relief baffle, and inclined settling cells. The product is designed to capture and retain sediment, floating trash, debris, and oil that can enter stormwater and pollute downstream receiving waters.

The device was tested at the Alden Research Laboratory, Inc., Holden, Massachusetts, a leader in solving flow-related engineering and environmental matters (ALDEN). The laboratory tested SiteSaver's pollutant removal performance and used the most accurate mass-balance removal detection method to measure efficiency.

Based on the tests conducted, the SiteSaver device exceeded the New Jersey Department of Hydrodynamic Sedimentation Manufactured Treatment Device (NJDEP HDS) requirements. The device achieved greater than 50% Total Suspended Solids (TSS) removal utilizing the sediment blend specified by the NJDEP HDS Protocol.

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Raven Industries Announces New 7-Layer Cast Extrusion Line

Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division (NASDAQ:RAVN), an innovative manufacturer of polymer film and sheeting, announced the installation of a technologically advanced 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line, located in its state-of-the-art facility in Sioux Falls, S.D. Designed with leading-edge technology, the new line boasts advanced wide-width cast capabilities for both sheet extrusion and reinforced composite structures as wide as 150 inches, ranging from 4 mil to 80 mil in thickness. These added capabilities will further drive expansion for Raven’s wide-width reinforced geomembranes used in environmental protection for critical containment applications.

The new 7-layer cast lamination line is capable of processing advanced barrier structures designed specifically to prevent the migration of radon, methane, odors and hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Unique line features include the addition of two individual extrusion dies to process low and high viscosity resin types. The separate dies enable production of custom-engineered fabric composites, scrim-reinforced membranes and integrated release liners. Raven commissioned Macro Engineering & Technology Inc., a leading Canadian equipment manufacturer, to collaborate with its internal development and engineering teams in the custom design and construction of this sophisticated line. In addition to the expansion of wide-width geomembranes, Raven will utilize these unique capabilities to provide new-to-market custom materials for precise original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end-use applications, entering niche market segments for the industrial and recreational market segments.

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Corps Keeps Public Water Clean Naturally

When we see news stories about lead contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, Michigan and see the troubles the city is having as a result, many of us become concerned about our own City's drinking water supply that we use every day to brush our teeth, take a shower and fill our dog's water bowl.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe.

Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

The program is called the New York City Watershed Environmental Assistance Program and it assists in the creation of projects that protect the water quality of New York State's watersheds that provide drinking water to millions of New York City residents and businesses.

You may be asking yourself - Isn't the water treated before it reaches our faucets? Yes, but minimally. "New York City prides itself on its minimal filtration of its drinking water. In 1996, all of the municipalities in the New York City watershed region came to an agreement. They wanted to avoid the creation of a huge filtration plant. Instead of a plant they agreed to have small projects throughout the region to provide the public with clean water with minimal filtration. This is how our program came about," said Rifat Salim, project manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The New York City watershed region encompasses approximately 2,000 square miles and includes three watershed systems - The Catskill, Delaware, and Croton Systems and they are all located north of New York City in the counties of Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Delaware.

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