February 2021 Vol. 6

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABG Geosynthetics * Concrete Canvas * Craig Benson * Earthlok™ * Eurobent * ExcelPlas * GCL * GCCM * Geocells * GNA * Golder * IGS * NAUE * Owens Corning * PFAS * Presto * Tailings Containment * Tiltex™

INDUSTRY NEWS

‘Geosynthetics is in Our DNA’ – Feature Item
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiiGMq5Fiag

Breaking News – TILTEX MANUFACTURER EUROBENT ORDERED TO PAY €1M TO CONCRETE CANVAS FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION VIOLATION
https://www.concretecanvas.com/hundreds-of-tiltex-rolls-seized-in-raid-on-eurobent-factory/

Using Geomembrane Liners to Reduce Seepage through the Base of Tailings Ponds—A Review and a Framework for Design Guidelines [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/11/2/93/pdf

New Owens Corning Video Demonstrate How Geomembrane Fabrication Saves Installation Time & Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hZggGIzwxU

Earthlok™ Geosynthetic-Reinforced Concrete Armour Resists Wave Action Erosion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVJM3HnLNXw&feature=youtu.be

ABG Geosynthetics Switches to 100% Renewable Energy
https://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/news/99/abg-geosynthetics-switches-to-100-renewable-energy.html

Geosynthetic Prices Increase Due to Spike in Polypropylene Resin Costs
https://contentsharing.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?ep-53Nq3ELpK09Fsjad1OLp5-PcfAJXeUqrQCl30d-FJ8IL-SpdcN1B4pQi44jDTy4-ZM7seC–W8a7094Dpg4vvmCX0o2AZ-JJKWIlg8q19STwUejfE8X-ZP9wasww-u8eu6n1lb7

New Document on Guidance for PFAS Contamination
https://www.elglaw.com/media/files/Aqueous-film-forming-foam-afff-guidelines-for-per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances.pdf

GCLs

Evaluating Chemical Compatibility of GCLs (by Prof. Craig Benson) – Video of Webinar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq78U2GfYrU

Influence of Real and Synthetic Municipal Solid Waste Leachates on Consolidation and Shear Strength Behaviour of Bentonites
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-021-12863-4

GEOTEXTILE DEWATERING TUBES (GDT)

Restoring Central China’s Vital Rivers with Geotextile Dewatering Tubes
https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2021/02/18/restoring-xians-vital-rivers-with-watermaster/

Desludging of NZ Waimate Oxidation Ponds by Pumping Sludge into Geotextile Dewatering Bags
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/124279823/waimate-oxidation-ponds-to-undergo-waste-removal

GEOTEXTILE SAND CONTAINERS

Webinar – Scour Protection with Geotextile Sand Containers (GSC) (25th February, 2021)
https://www.naue.com/webinar-scour-protection-with-geotextile-sand-containers/

GEOGRIDS AND GEOCELLS

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures for Slope Stabilization and Landslide Rehabilitation
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/geosynthetic-reinforced-soil-structures-for-slope-stabilization-/18704402

Designing Sustainable Ports and Yards with 3D Geocells
https://www.prestogeo.com/blog/designing-sustainable-ports-yards-with-3d-geocells/

NEW STANDARDS

ASTM Announce Revision of D5747/D5747M-2020 Practice for Tests to Evaluate the Chemical Resistance of Geomembranes to Liquids WK66864
https://www.astm.org/SOCIETY_REVIEW/D35%20(20-08).htm

JOBS

Golder Seeking Senior CQA Technician for Geosynthetic Containment
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/Golder-Associates/Job/Senior-CQA-Technician/-in-Richmond,VA?jid=eaf52e3d15cdcac0

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Challenges and Opportunities with Lined Tailings Dams (SRK Consulting)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YDjEWnNqtoeng0g#pdfviewer

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