August 2020 Vol. 9

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NEWSMAKERS: * Concrete Canvas * Eurobent * ExcelPlas * Fabridam™ * GCCM * Huesker * Layfield * Melbourne Water * Mini-Dredgers * Raven * SoilTain™ * Sun Water * Tiltex™ * Trelleborg

Court Ordered Raid on the Premises of Eurobent (Poland) Seized 217 rolls of Tiltex™ GCCM  (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/cUmkzYRFKd4cxh2#pdfviewer

Court Judgement on Failure of Geosynthetic Rubber Fabridam™ Used to Increase Height of Weir Wall   (Breaking News)
https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/486860/qgr-koefer-nc-20200609.pdf

Raven Industries Reports US$21.3 Million Decline in Geomembrane Engineered Films Fiscal 2021 Results (Breaking News)
Net sales for Engineered Films in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 were down US$21.3 million or 37.0 percent year-over-year. In the second quarter, economic conditions resulting from the pandemic led to weak end-market demand across all of Engineered Films’ markets, with the geomembrane (including the energy sub-market) experiencing substantial declines. Rig counts in the Permian Basin were down 70 percent versus the second quarter of fiscal 2020, leading to a decline in sales in the geomembrane market. Additionally, the geomembrane construction markets faced difficulties as large-scale projects were delayed due to the pandemic.
https://www.wfmj.com/story/42549695/raven-industries-reports-second-quarter-fiscal-2021-results

Measurement of Damaging Strains in HDPE Floating Cover at Sewage Treatment Plant   (Breaking Research)
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/17/2738/pdf

Tailings Dam Embankment Construction with Geosynthetics – Huesker
https://www.huesker.co.uk/applications/mining/waste-management/tailings-dam-embankment-construction.html

HDPE-Lined Tailings Dam Management Made Easy With a Remote Controlled Robotic Dredger (Australian-Designed & Made)
https://youtu.be/haXL06hleFc
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/WHgZ7xhvaRgxvyl 

UPCOMING WEBINARS (Save the Dates)

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

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

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

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

Instrumentation Response of Full-Scale Multi-axial Geogrid Stabilized Flexible Pavements
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/instrumentation-response-of-full-scale-multi-axial-geogrid-stabi/18314198

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ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
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