August 2022 Vol. 1

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BREAKING NEWS

Latest Court Decision Validates Eurobent’s Position that “Tiltex” and “Tiltex Plus” Do Not Infringe the Concrete Canvas Patents (Issued 29 July 2022)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0nj6RVmV2co09Cj

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
https://www.abaccapital.com/en/

INDUSTRY NEWS

FGI Creates Operation and Maintenance Guideline for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs [PDF]
https://assets-global.website-files.com/5977726d80d12837b9592f43/62c728c28a80e26a6bfb1bfc_FGI-O & M Manual-Water-Reservoirs-2022-Final-7-7-22.pdf

10 Sources of Microplastics from Geosynthetics and Suggested Mitigation Strategies [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gOa5nKNumjcvXiU

IGS Issues a Request for Proposals for a Geosynthetics Benefit Calculator
This would demonstrate and quantify the benefits of geosynthetics from multiple perspectives
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/RFP-Geosynthetics-Sustainability-Calculator.pdf

Carpi Tech Completes Waterproofing Works on Santa Maria Dam with Proprietary Geomembrane
https://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscarpi-tech-completes-waterproofing-works-on-santa-maria-dam-9880600

CARPI Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Dam [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3YduC974OSscxbc

Sewage Lagoon Upgrade Using Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Canada
https://www.solmax.com/en/technical-library/case-studies/sewage-lagoon-upgrade-using-geosynthetic-clay-liners-in-conquest-sk-canada

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop a New Type of Artificial Reef Using Geotextile Sand Containers
https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/3110239/a-new-type-of-artificial-reef/

NEW PATENTS

Tensar Patents New Multi-Axial Integral Geogrid and Methods of Making It
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11390015.pdf

New Process for Making Tank Liners
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11396125.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Geobag Stepped Spillway for Check Dams
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1001627922000518

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop a New Type of Artificial Reef Using Geotextile Sand Containers
https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/3110239/a-new-type-of-artificial-reef/

GEOGRIDS

Influence of Transverse and Longitudinal Members of Coated Polyester-Yarn Geogrid on Pull-out Response Under Low Normal Stress
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40999-022-00741-0

The Impact of Long-Term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17486025.2020.1739753

MICROPLASTICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

Pre/post-Natal Exposure to Microplastics as a Potential Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412022000472

Microplastics Detected in Meat, Milk and Blood of Farm Animals
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/08/microplastics-detected-in-meat-milk-and-blood-of-farm-animals

Controlling Factors of Microplastic Fibre Settling Through a Water Column
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969722031084

CCLs

Screening Additives for Amending Compacted Clay Covers to Enhance Diffusion Barrier Properties and Moisture Retention Performance
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/14/7341/pdf?version=1658410798

COVERS

Evapotranspiration Covers at Uranium Mill Tailings Sites
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/13/8180/pdf?version=1656993681

GEOFOAM

Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Buried HDPE Pipe with Using EPS Geofoam
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12205-022-1541-z

JOBS

Total Lining Systems Seeking Geosynthetics Installation Supervisor/Technician
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57879184?type=standard

West Coast Lining Systems (WCLS) Seeking Geomembrane Installer (Base Pay up to $80K/a)
https://www.careerone.com.au/jobview/materials-technician/4fb5a65c-8ec3-4466-9349-802c4d8bde6b?page_referral_element=Search%20result

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