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

INDUSTRY NEWS

Tensar Seek to Enlarge Geogrid Market Share by Introducing Interax™, An Even More Complex Geogrid Than Triax™
https://info.tensarcorp.com/interax

Solmax News – Material Optimization with Solmax’s Cost Reduction Program (CRP)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YMBTe3Apuo6ffA1#pdfviewer

Australia’s Only Vertically Integrated Geomembrane Containment Delivery Team Publish Capability Statement
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/NuXRBv2iOFGR05e#pdfviewer

ATARFIL Presentation on Importance of Geomembranes for Securing Water for Smart Irrigation in Low Raining Climates
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/AhLNbAqLACzyZGk#pdfviewer

ExcelPlas Tech Note #50 – Not all Titanium Dioxide White Pigments Are Created Equal !
How to Choose the Best While Pigment for Your Geomembrane
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/WzAhIAYzQmln4Hx#pdfviewer​

Eric Blond Editorial on Geosynthetics for Environmental Geotechnics
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/pdf/10.1680/jenge.2021.8.4.244

Geosynthetics – Enabling Innovation in the Construction Industry
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/06/28/innovation-in-the-construction-industry/

Terre Armée Expand GCL Market with TerraLine™ Geosynthetic Clay Liners
https://www.terre-armee.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/06/TerraLine-GCL-data-sheet.pdf

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
https://www.geofabrics.co/news/new-mining-capabilities

GNA Achieves Another Milestone with +40,000 Readers Worldwide
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/

ACIGS Launches New Website
https://www.acigs.org/

Mining Tailings Management with Geosynthetics
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/06/30/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
https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2021&no=615674

NEW PATENTS

Watershed Geosynthetics Patent New Geocomposite (Synthetic Turf Integrated with GCCM/GCL) [PDF]
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11045847.pdf

Watershed Geosynthetics Patent New Geosynthetic Low-Profile Drain [PDF]
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11047101.pdf

TetraTec Patent New Above Ground Water Containment Structure with Geosynthetic Liner
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11046509.pdf

GEOMEMBRANE WELDING

Riyang Introduces New Range of Wedge Welders for Geomembranes
https://icdn.tradew.com/file/202103/1574809/pdf/7555816.pdf

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI Webinar on “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (Dams, Canals, Reservoirs, Tunnels) – 14th July 2021
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/06/30/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-hydraulic-applications-2/

Webinar on Yeager Airport Failure – 14th July 2021
https://australiangeomechanics.org/meetings/yeager-airport-failure/

Webinar: How the Use of Geosynthetics Deliver a More Sustainable Design for the Renewables Sector – 15th July 2021
http://info.tensar.co.uk/renewables-webinar?utm_campaign=EH_2021-Webinar_Renewables&utm-medium=emai

Webinar and Live Panel Discussion on QA and QC for Fabricated Geosynthetics – 22nd July, 2021
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8128043362996186638

INDUSTRY CONSULTANT PROFILES

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!
https://www.go2cqa.com/about

NEW RESEARCH

Fabrication of Anti-Scaling HDPE/Fluorinated Acrylate Polymer/Nano-Silica Composite for Landfill Leachate Piping System
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045653521017744!

Physicochemical Indicators of the Influence of a Lined Municipal Landfill on Groundwater Quality: a Case Study from Poland
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-021-09743-y

GEOMEMBRANE LANDFILL COVERS

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.
https://www.nj.com/south/2021/06/salem-county-improvement-authority-showcases-landfill-projects.html

GEOGRIDS

Geogrid Reinforcement for Stiffness Improvement of Railway Track Formation Over Clay Subgrade
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002128?af=R

Discussion of “Long-Term Field Evaluation of a Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roadway Founded on Expansive Clays’’ by Gholam H. Roodi and Jorge G. Zornberg
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002618

A Spreadsheet Based Stability Calculation for Geosynthetic Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391221000659

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