August 2020 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:   * Bentonite Performance Minerals * Concrete Canvas™ * ExcelPlas * GSI * Halliburton * HUESKER * Leister * PFAS * Ricardo * Solmax * Watershed Geo

Leister Develops Flameless Welder for Welding Bitumnuous Geomembranes (Breaking News)
Leister’s BITUMAT™ B2 eliminates the need for open flame installation on bituminous geomembranes (BGM liner). No flames means less OH&S Issues
https://www.leister.com/en/plastic-welding/products/automatic-welders/bitumat-b2/bitumat-b2

Watershed Geo Patents Solar Energy System for Use with Tufted Geosynthetics (Breaking News)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10742164.pdf

Watershed Geo Patents Synthetic Ground Cover System for Erosion Protection for Use With or Without a Sand/Soil Ballast (Breaking News)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10689824.pdf

University Professor Developing New Bentonite-Polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liner (BPC-GCL) (Breaking News)
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/gmu-tdb081420.php

Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC Owned by Halliburton Entering Polymer-Modified GCL Space
https://patents.google.com/patent/US9758432

Testing Fabric-encased GCLProducts – Do They Provide Better Long-term Creep Shear Behaviour?
https://www.solmax.com/en/blog/testing-fabric-encased-gcl-products-do-they-provide-better-long-term-creep-shear-behaviour

PFAS Contaminated Soil from Stalled West Gate Tunnel Project Being Stored Under Geotextile-Seeded Vegetative Cap
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/srxPAzTcUkB2B44

Geomembrane Liners For PFAS REMEDIATION & CONTAINMENT
https://internationalcoversystems.com/geomembrane-liner-for-pfas-remediation-and-containment/

Cipageo® IGP Geomembrane with Proven Resistance to Potassium Chloride and Lithium Carbonate Brines for Lining of Evaporation Tanks and Evap Ponds
Meets FGI 1117 Certification, developed by the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI)
https://www.cipageo.com.br/en/cipageo-igp/

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

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to Support ‘Green Recovery’ Infrastructure Projects with GCCM
https://ee.ricardo.com/news/using-life-cycle-assessment-(lca)-to-support–E2-80-98green-recovery-E2-80-99-infrastructure-projects
READ FULL RICARDO REPORT HERE:
https://www.concretecanvas.com/documents/downloaddoc/cc-carbon-comparison-report.pdf

Chinese Concrete Canvas Copies Continue to Emerge
https://rongweirubber.en.made-in-china.com/product/UXnQNPsJbypC/China-Sell-8mm-10mm-Slope-Protect-Ditch-Lining-Concrete-Canvas.html

PVC Sheet Piling for Cutoff and Containment Barriers
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/pvc-sheet-piling-for-cutoff-and-containment-barriers/

Poor-Dispersion Defects in HDPE Geomembranes by Dr. John Scheirs
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/TdtE7TYoZxPrRx5#pdfviewer

Mandated Landfill Expansion Project has USD $4 Million Price Tag
https://www.timesenterprise.com/news/local_news/mandated-landfill-expansion-project-has-4-million-price-tag/article_91616e76-566e-5e1e-a5bc-a1dfb68284f3.html

Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Major Project with Fortrac™ Geogrid Reinforced Soil (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOwkn6s4sBg

Webinar – Roadways Founded on Expansive Clays: Characterization of the Problem and Mitigation using Geosynthetics (18 August, 2020)
https://www.acigs.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset-1&id=17

Subsurface Inflatable Geomembrane Energy Storage System Using Fluid Cavity Elements
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X20302858?dgcid=rss-sd_all

Best Project Material Co.,Ltd Showcase their HDPE Geomembrane Manufacturing in New Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvVA43JgEM0  
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