January 2022 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Cabot * Elis Leak Detection * Eric Blond * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * GCCM * Genap * GNA * Huesker * Jaybro * IGS * INNO Geosynthetics * Innovative® 2000 GM * Mustang Extreme Environmental Services * Quadrant Private Equity * Permanent Leak Detection * Simbeck and Associates * Solmax * TenCate * Texplor * Watershed Geo® * XR Geomembranes * Zutari

INDUSTRY NEWS

Announcing the Arrival of the Innovative™ ‘2000’ GM High-stability HDPE Geomembrane from INNO Geosynthetics
A step-change in stability and durability for Chinese-made HDPE Geomembranes
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/yVE17ucqZQZnxst#pdfviewer

Protecting Groundwater with Solmax Geomembranes in Swedish Highway Expansion
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/01/18/protecting-groundwater-with-geomembranes-in-swedish-highway-expansion/

Press Release Announcing Genap as Official Distributor and Installer for Watershed Geo®
https://www.genap.nl/en/news/closureturf/

Huesker Announce Price Increases for 2022
https://www.huesker.co.uk/news/detail-view/price-increase-announcement/

Australian Geosynthetics Supplier Sold to Quadrant Private Equity for $600 Million
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/4zQigyojC0D25tz#pdfviewer

Geomembrane Leak Detection Company Issues ELIS Token (XLS) Now Listed on MEXC Global Crypto Exchange in Asia
https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/elis-token-xls-now-listed-on-mexc-global-recently-named-best-crypto-exchange-in-asia

Simbeck and Associates Announce Full Implementation of its New Paperless Quality Control Program for Geomembrane Installation
https://simbeckliners.com/

Texplor Permanent Leak Detection for Geomembranes Publishes List of Reference Sites
https://www.texplor.eu/files/References/Ref_list_Permanentsystems_Texplor_2020.pdf

Bespoke French Geotextile Company Patents Multi-Modulus Earth Reinforcing Geotextile
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3230509B1.pdf

Resounding Success for Canals Workshop – Congratulations to Eric Blond Who Staged and Coordinated the Workshop
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/resounding-success-for-canals-workshop/

Construction of an Energy-Neutral Motorway with Geosynthetics (Huesker Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLqph5tG0Sk

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NEW PATENTS

TenCate Patent Woven Geosynthetic Fabric with Comparable Tensile Strength in Warp and Weft Directions Based On Nicolon IP
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3440250B1.pdf

New Patent for a Rapidly Deployable Inflatable Water Tank Made Using GCCM
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2022013557A1.pdf

Chinese Patent Breathable Geosynthetic Clay Liner and the Production Process Therefor
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220009195.pdf

Bespoke French Geotextile Company Patents Multi-Modulus Earth Reinforcing Geotextile
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3230509B1.pdf

New Method for Manufacturing Anti-slip Textured Geomembrane Materials [PDF]
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220008954.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Commonly Identified Geomembrane Costs
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/4-commonly-identified-geomembrane-costs

Top Ways to Overcome Difficulties Interpreting Geomembrane Chemical Resistance Data
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/01/19/part-2-top-ways-to-overcome-difficulties-interpreting-geomembrane-chemical-resistance-data/

Geomembrane Liner Installation for Solid Waste Landfill by Mustang Extreme Environmental Services
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIHdf2Ue4fc

GEOTEXTILES

Determining Geotextile Effects on Bearing Capacity Ratio and Cost of Pavement Layers by Conducting CBR Tests
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15440478.2021.2023376?journalCode=wjnf20

GCCM

Rapidly Deployable Inflatable Water Tank Made Using GCCM
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2022013557A1.pdf

GEOCELLS

Geocells Offer Unique Ground Engineering Solution at Logistics Park a first for South Africa
https://www.buildinganddecor.co.za/unique-ground-engineering-solution-at-clairwood-logistics-park-a-first-for-sa/

NEW RESEARCH

Analysis of Contaminant Transport Through a Geomembrane Layer (GMBL)/Compacted Clay Layer (CCL)/Attenuation Layer (AL) Composite Liner Considering Consolidation
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nag.3334

Geosynthetic Interface Friction at Low Normal Stress: Two Approaches with Increasing Shear Loading [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/3/1065/pdf

Influence of the Geosynthetic Type and Compaction Conditions on the Pull-out Behaviour of Geosynthetics Embedded in Recycled Construction and Demolition Materials [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/3/1207/pdf

IGS TRAINING VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS

Training for Students – An Introduction to Geosynthetics (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jlJHl53XDA

Training for Students – Types of Geosynthetics (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNrU7IDlT3o

Training for Students – Functions of Geosynthetics (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNu8tQStGfY

IGS Educate the Educators – Experiential Learning: Geosynthetics Lab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4dhRe4Hlfg

JOBS

TENEO Seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welding Technician & Operator for Melbourne Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55516011

Geosynthetics Distributor Seeking Technical Sales Representative – VIC/SA/TAS Job in Melbourne
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55631779

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