July 2021 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACIGS * Atarfil * Eric Blond * ExcelPlas * Geofabrics * Global Synthetics * GO2CQA * GSI * Interax™ * LG Chem * Lucene™ * Riyang * Solmax * TenCate * Teneo * Tensar * TerraLine™ * Terre Armée * TetraTec * TetraTech * WaterShed Geosynthetics * Yeager Airport Failure


Tensar Seek to Enlarge Geogrid Market Share by Introducing Interax™, An Even More Complex Geogrid Than Triax™

Solmax News – Material Optimization with Solmax’s Cost Reduction Program (CRP)

Australia’s Only Vertically Integrated Geomembrane Containment Delivery Team Publish Capability Statement

ATARFIL Presentation on Importance of Geomembranes for Securing Water for Smart Irrigation in Low Raining Climates

ExcelPlas Tech Note #50 – Not all Titanium Dioxide White Pigments Are Created Equal !
How to Choose the Best While Pigment for Your Geomembrane

Eric Blond Editorial on Geosynthetics for Environmental Geotechnics

Geosynthetics – Enabling Innovation in the Construction Industry

Terre Armée Expand GCL Market with TerraLine™ Geosynthetic Clay Liners

TenCate  Publishes New Brochure – Geosynthetics Engineering Solutions
https://www.tencategeo.us/media/3deefda1-683d-41b0-87ef-7c8443107b4d/qnxhsA/TenCate Geosynthetics/Documents AMER/Brochures/BRO_Environmental_Infrastructure_061821.pdf

Geofabrics Announces Two New Geosynthetic Products for Their Mining Portfolio

GNA Achieves Another Milestone with +40,000 Readers Worldwide

ACIGS Launches New Website

Mining Tailings Management with Geosynthetics

LG Chem Becomes Asia’s No. 1 Polyolefin Producer with New Naphtha Cracking Centre
Increased demand for Lucene™ SP980 Metallocene PERT Resin for High Temperature Geomembranes


Watershed Geosynthetics Patent New Geocomposite (Synthetic Turf Integrated with GCCM/GCL) [PDF]

Watershed Geosynthetics Patent New Geosynthetic Low-Profile Drain [PDF]

TetraTec Patent New Above Ground Water Containment Structure with Geosynthetic Liner


Riyang Introduces New Range of Wedge Welders for Geomembranes


GSI Webinar on “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (Dams, Canals, Reservoirs, Tunnels) – 14th July 2021

Webinar on Yeager Airport Failure – 14th July 2021

Webinar: How the Use of Geosynthetics Deliver a More Sustainable Design for the Renewables Sector – 15th July 2021

Webinar and Live Panel Discussion on QA and QC for Fabricated Geosynthetics – 22nd July, 2021


Shannon Goodrich Founder of GO2CQA, has dedicated his entire professional career to environmental containment construction inspection for geosynthetic man-made products including reinforced/non reinforced geomembranes, GCL, Geocomposites from landfills to anaerobic digesters to man-made wave pools..his inspection program has proven successful on many challenging liner systems!


Fabrication of Anti-Scaling HDPE/Fluorinated Acrylate Polymer/Nano-Silica Composite for Landfill Leachate Piping System

Physicochemical Indicators of the Influence of a Lined Municipal Landfill on Groundwater Quality: a Case Study from Poland


TetraTech Design 38 Acres Exposed Geomembrane Landfill Cover
Tetra Tech designed and permitted an exposed geomembrane cover for 38 acres of the landfill that are at final grade and eight acres where landfilling will not occur for several years. Together with the landfill baseliner, this cover protects the environment from the waste and has several other benefits, including enhancing landfill gas collection and odor control, reducing infiltration of leachate, and maintenance. The project was constructed by Abbonizio Contractors.


Geogrid Reinforcement for Stiffness Improvement of Railway Track Formation Over Clay Subgrade

Discussion of “Long-Term Field Evaluation of a Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roadway Founded on Expansive Clays’’ by Gholam H. Roodi and Jorge G. Zornberg

A Spreadsheet Based Stability Calculation for Geosynthetic Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments


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