April 2021 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Anddes * Clifford Chance Lawyers * ClosureTurf™ * CDPQ * Chris Lawson * Denys Parra * ExcelPlas  * Fabtech * GCCM * GNA * Jabro * Jones Day * IGS * InLand Tarp * ITL Reinforced Concrete Roll™ * Maccaferri * Solmax * Saint Gobain * TenCate Geosynthetics * WaterShed Geo

INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Institutional Funds Back a Big Deal in Global Geosynthetics
https://investableuniverse.com/2021/04/08/canadian-funds-ftq-cdpq-back-solmax-and-tencate-geosynthetics-acquisition/

Meet the Team that Advised Solmax on Mega Deal
https://www.jonesday.com/en/practices/experience/2021/04/solmax-acquires-tencate-geosynthetics

Turnover is Growing Rapidly TenCate Geosynthetics is Performing Well
Despite corona, sales have grown by 20 percent since 2018 to 312 million euros. Of the approximately 1400 employees, 85 work in Hengelo. The future looks, according to CFO Frank Spaan van Kon. TenCate is doing well for the sold subsidiary due to expected high investments in infrastructure, water management and coastal protection in view of climate change. New buyer Solmax, owned by a Canadian pension fund and savings bank, does not publish public annual figures.
https://www.tubantia.nl/hengelo/tencate-verkoopt-opnieuw-dochter-geosynthetics-is-nu-canadees~a6132bdd/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Fabtech Australia Replaces Huge Anaerobic Lagoon Geosynthetic Cover
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/04/07/fabtech-australia-replaces-huge-anaerobic-lagoon-geosynthetic-cover/

ClosureTurf™ Installation Made Simple Video by Watershed Geo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-K0Ji_ek-Q

The Influence of Asperities and Surface Roughness on Geomembrane/Geotextile Interface Friction Angle
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-021-00265-y

Saint Gobain Patents Sensing Geotextile
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10969283.pdf

Experimental Investigation on Pull-out Behaviour of Geosynthetics with Varying Dimension
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002051

Maccaferri Announces the Reno Mattress with Polimac™ Coating
https://www.maccaferri.com/reno-mattress-plus-with-x-ties-innovation-and-eco-sustainability/

NEW GCCM PRODUCTS

GCCM New Datasheet
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/eeffde8d-7018-4df9-b264-3596a1ef2b11/downloads/Inland%20Tarp%20and%20Liner%20-%20ITL%20RCR%20Datasheet_Marc.pdf?ver=1615232226609

GCCM New Specification Sheet

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/eeffde8d-7018-4df9-b264-3596a1ef2b11/downloads/ITL%20Reinforced%20Concrete%20Roll%20Specification%20Mar.pdf?ver=1615233093029

Reinforced Concrete Roll GCCM New Website
http://www.itlrcr.com

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Understanding and Managing Fugitive Landfill Gas (LFG) Emissions from Landfill Sites (13th April, 2021)

https://wmrr.asn.au/Shared_Content/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=NAT_210413

Soft Site Impoundment Closures Using Geosynthetics presented by Chris Lawson from TenCate (20th April 2021)
https://www.acigs.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=23

Spanish Speakers are Set to Enjoy a Webinar on ‘Geosynthetics in Mining’ Later This Month (23rd April, 2021)
The IGS Pan American Committee is hosting its first such event in Spanish, where speaker Denys Parra, general manager of Anddes in Peru, will explore the use of geosynthetics in applications such as waste rock dumps, tailings dams, heap leach pads and ponds.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3835403734486165004

Jabro Webinar on Erosion Control Mats (ECM) (28th April, 2021)
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/485cbad51ca74f22b5afcdceb0bd3190

IGS TCB Webinar on Thermal Welding of Geomembranes (29th April, 2021)
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/webinar-on-thermal-welding/

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