August 2020 Vol. 10

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NEWSMAKERS: * ATARFIL * BPEM * Concrete Canvas * Eurobent * ExcelPlas * Geofabrics * Huesker * Levee Lock * Raven * Solmax * Tensar * TetraTech * Tiltex™ * WASTECON

Atarfil EVO – Evolution of Geomembrane Technologies   (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/XuNFLJU3scbcCRH#pdfviewer

GCLs for BPEM Compliance and Erosion Resistance – Geofabrics Aug 2020   (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0cGRpBw6kujZOYl#pdfviewer

Tensar’s Credit Rating Downgraded to CCC by S&P Global Ratings on Refinance Risk for Term Loan (Breaking News)
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/tensar-downgraded-to-ccc-by-s-p-global-ratings-on-refinance-risk-for-term-loan-60056751

Geofabrics Response to Tiltex Patent Breach   (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/hdRYM3UiwOMq5Te#pdfviewer

WASTECON Conference Goes Virtual (Postponed to late January 2021)   (Breaking News)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/27/wastecon-goes-virtual/

NEW PATENTS

New Patent for Geomembrane-Lined Wall by Levee Lock
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10753061.pdf

TetraTech Patents Vertical Manhole Apparatus for Accessing Leachate Collection Pipes in a Landfill
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10753062.pdf

GeoTech Technologies Patents Pavement System with Geocells and Geogrids
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10753049.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Effect of Added Polymer on the Desiccation and Healing of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner Subject to Thermal Gradients
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300807

New Book Chapter – Fibers for Geotextiles
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-49224-3_7

Huesker VideoCast – Sludge Lagoon Remediation with Geotextiles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be9VjmT1_9s&feature=emb_logo

Geotextile Tubes and Groynes to Fight the Sea at Chellanam
https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2020/aug/28/groynes-to-be-built-at-chellanam-2189224.html

GEOGRIDS

Why Tensile Strength is Not a Good Measure of Stabilising Geogrid Performance
http://info.tensar.co.uk/blog/why-tensile-strength-is-not-a-good-measure-of-stabilising-geogrid-performance

Tensar Publishes InfoGraphics for Geogrid Soft Soil Comparison Chart
https://info.tensarcorp.com/hubfs/Tensar-Geogrid-Soft-Soil-Method-Comparison-Chart-Infographic.pdf

Analytical Solutions for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Cohesive Subgrade Spanning Trench Voids
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611442030073X

Tensar Announces Winner of First Annual Civil Engineering Scholarship Program
http://metroatlantaceo.com/news/2020/08/tensar-announces-civil-engineering-scholarship-and-faculty-curriculum-support-program/

GEOCOMPOSITES

Solmax Publishes Drainage Geonets and Geocomposites Product Sheet
https://www.solmax.com/uploads/tech-paper-document-en-files/drainage-geonets-and-geocomposites-product-sheet.pdf

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Prof. Kerry Rowe Hosting Webinar on Designing Composite Liners on Slopes (Wed Sept. 2)
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/september-webinar-designing-composite-liners-on-slopes-part-1-gcl/

AGIGS to Host Webinar on Innovative Erosion Control System with Flexible Concrete Geosynthetic Technology (Wed Sept. 2)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qo83AlTUS26luJZAy4gTrw

GSI to Host Webinar on Failed MSE Walls (Wed. Sept. 9)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/10/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-failed-mse-walls-2/

Layfield to Host Low impact Development Strategies Using Geosynthetic Materials Webinar by Daniel Lotufo & Amy Woods  (Wed. Sept 9) 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X3Lpoy8rTSSjMLYno9a89A

GSI to Host Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications Webinar (Wed. Sept. 16)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/12/geomembranes-in-hydraulic-applications/

GSI to Host Webinar on Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining (Wed Sept. 23)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/24/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetic-applications-used-in-heap-leach-mining/

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Next Generation Geomembranes: Introducing HeatGard, GeoFlex, and VaporFlex Premium by Rohit Sati (Wed. Sept 23)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dp64dQWfR2KKALrX34j1Ag

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Lessons from the Field: Constructing Geomembrane Containments by Glenn Eckert & Greg Parrent  (Wed.  Oct. 7)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_woFUeoChSfO4rOpB1Lk-kg

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications (Fri Oct 23)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8706860363011992587

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