January 2021 Vol. 2

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Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS: * ACT Global * Cooley Group * Earthlok * EPA * ExcelPlas * GNA * Golder Associates * Graphene * GRCA * Imagine * J.H. Whitney Capital Partners * Landfill Liner * PFAS * Raven Industries * Tensar * US EPA *

INDUSTRY NEWS

Private Equity Group Buys Cooley (Breaking News)
https://specialtyfabricsreview.com/2021/01/05/j-h-whitney-capital-partners-acquires-cooley-group/

Golder Consultant Concerned the Build-up of Moisture and Heat within the Quarry Would Pose a Significant Threat to the Structural Integrity of Geosynthetic Quarry Liner
https://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/articles/state-supreme-court-denies-appeal-in-landfill-expansion-case/

Raven Industries Stock Price Hits 52 Week High
https://www.equities.com/news/raven-industries-inc-ravn-breaks-into-new-52-week-high-on-january-08-session

NEW PRODUCTS

Easy to Deploy Geosynthetic-Reinforced Concrete Armour on a Roll (Earthlok™ Video) (GRCA)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/AI88Di2FhMUBDfD​

NEW PATENTS

Imagine Patent Novel Piezocapacitive Geotextile Using Graphene
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10876908.pdf

Tensar Patent New Geosynthetic Reinforced Wall Panels
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10865540.pdf

ACT Global Patent Wedge-Weldable Manufactured Composite Having Synthetic Vegetation and Impermeable Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10864564.pdf

PFAS

EPA Releases Interim Guidance on Destruction and Disposal of PFAS (Declassified)
A high level of uncertainty remains regarding PFAS behaviour in landfills, with further research needed on the effects of PFAS on liner integrity.
The interim guidance is open for public comment until February 22, 2021.
https://downloads.regulations.gov/EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0527-0002/content.pdf

US EPA Says Disposal of PFAS in Landfills Has Significant Unknowns
These include how PFAS waste might interact with and affect the integrity of landfill liners.
https://cen.acs.org/environment/pollution/3-PFAS-disposal-technologies-promising/98/web/2020/12

GEOMEMBRANES

Study of an Exhumed HDPE Geomembrane Used in an Industrial Water Pond: Physical and Thermoanalytical Characterisation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590048X2030073X

GEOGRIDS

Determination of the Relationship Between Geogrid Aperture Size and Aggregate Particle Size
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-020-06210-z

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…..

GNA Listed As Media Partner of Geosynthetic Research Institute (GSI)
https://geosynthetic-institute.org/

New Concrete Fabric™ GCCM with Competitive Price Point from USD$16/m2 Landed
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/k8snyZb4dIyW64E#pdfviewer​


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