August 2022 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABAC * CARPI * Catral * Concrete Canvas * EU * EuroBent * ExcelPlas * Fabricated Geomembrane Institute * FGI * GCCM * GCL * Geobag * GNA * Geotextile Sand Containers * IGS * Intermas * Microplastics  * Solmax * Tailings * Tensar * Tiltex * Total Lining Systems * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers * WCLS * West Coast Lining Systems


Latest Court Decision Validates Eurobent’s Position that “Tiltex” and “Tiltex Plus” Do Not Infringe the Concrete Canvas Patents (Issued 29 July 2022)

ABAC and Catral Ink Deal to Purchase Intermas Nets (Exclusive)
The venture capital firm and the company owned by JP Morgan and Blackpearl buy the business of the Catalan manufacturer of geosynthetic mesh


FGI Creates Operation and Maintenance Guideline for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs [PDF] & M Manual-Water-Reservoirs-2022-Final-7-7-22.pdf

10 Sources of Microplastics from Geosynthetics and Suggested Mitigation Strategies [PDF]

IGS Issues a Request for Proposals for a Geosynthetics Benefit Calculator
This would demonstrate and quantify the benefits of geosynthetics from multiple perspectives

Carpi Tech Completes Waterproofing Works on Santa Maria Dam with Proprietary Geomembrane

CARPI Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Dam [PDF]

Sewage Lagoon Upgrade Using Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Canada

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop a New Type of Artificial Reef Using Geotextile Sand Containers


Tensar Patents New Multi-Axial Integral Geogrid and Methods of Making It

New Process for Making Tank Liners


Geobag Stepped Spillway for Check Dams

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop a New Type of Artificial Reef Using Geotextile Sand Containers


Influence of Transverse and Longitudinal Members of Coated Polyester-Yarn Geogrid on Pull-out Response Under Low Normal Stress

The Impact of Long-Term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils


Pre/post-Natal Exposure to Microplastics as a Potential Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Microplastics Detected in Meat, Milk and Blood of Farm Animals

Controlling Factors of Microplastic Fibre Settling Through a Water Column


Screening Additives for Amending Compacted Clay Covers to Enhance Diffusion Barrier Properties and Moisture Retention Performance


Evapotranspiration Covers at Uranium Mill Tailings Sites


Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Buried HDPE Pipe with Using EPS Geofoam


Total Lining Systems Seeking Geosynthetics Installation Supervisor/Technician

West Coast Lining Systems (WCLS) Seeking Geomembrane Installer (Base Pay up to $80K/a)


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