July 2022 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABG Geosynthetics * CARPI * Cement Blanket * Fundao TSF Failure * EU * ExcelPlas * GCCM  * GNA * Geosynthetics * Intermas * Maccaferri * Microplastics * Raven * Tailings * Tensar * Tim Stark * Viaflex

BREAKING NEWS

Leading Geomembrane Manufacturer Raven Becomes Viaflex
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220720005005/en/Leading-manufacturer-of-engineered-plastics-becomes-Viaflex

Intermas Takeover Deal Closed Out
INTERMAS NETS SA has more than 249 employees and an annual turnover of more than 50 million Euros
https://reorg.com/intermas-nets-sale/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Chinese GCCM Cement Blanket™ – ‘Engineered Concrete in Roll Form’
[for 6mm thickness, price is USD11/sqm, for 10mm thickness, price is USD13.5/sqm]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SkRhyeWb018J7DC

Exclusive Interview with Francesco Lipartiti Global COO Maccaferri
https://urbantransportnews.com/interview/exclusive-interview-with-francesco-lipartiti-global-coo-maccaferri

Vietnam – the Country to Watch as an Emerging Player in Geotextiles!
https://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/vietnam-world-s-6th-largest-fibre-yarn-exporter-leaves-behind-s-korea-282090-newsdetails.htm

Tensar Unveils ‘Next-Gen’ Geogrid and Design Solutions
https://www.geplus.co.uk/news/tensar-unveils-next-gen-geogrid-solutions-25-07-2022/

City of Busselton is Seeking a Suitably Qualified Supplier to Supply and Install a Geosynthetic Liner at Dunsborough Waste Facility, Cell 2
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2022/07/20/view-the-latest-trenchless-technology-tenders-92/

Geosynthetics: Paragon Park, Coventry Shortlisted for GE Awards for Designing a “Wrap Around” Geogrid Reinforced 70-degree Around Contaminated Site Slope
https://www.geplus.co.uk/events/ge-awards-2022-sustainability-award-shortlist-12-07-2022/

Nearly 3 Years After Agreement to Close It, Landfill Cap Still Not On – Why Not?
https://www.theobserver.com/2022/07/12/nearly-3-years-after-agreement-to-close-it-keegan-cap-still-not-on-causing-many-to-wonder-will-this-ever-end/

CARPI: Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Upper Bhavani Dam
https://indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:igs&volume=11&issue=1&article=005

A Conversation about the Fundao Tailings Dam Failure with Tim Stark (Free Podcast)
https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/episode-104-a-conversation-about-the-fundao-tsf/id1474989032?i=1000569066262

Legal Case Erupts Over Award to Install New Geosynthetic Liner to Protect Dam from Erosion
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar_case?case=8263848497585990319&q=geosynthetic&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2022

Mitigating the Effect of Heat Waves and the Demand for Urban Cooling Using Geosynthetics – ABG Geosynthetics
https://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/company/news-archive/mitigating-the-effects-of-heat-waves-and-reducing-the-demand-for-urban-cooling/

MICROPLASTICS FROM GEOSYNTHETICS

Release of Additives and Non-Intentionally Added Substances from Microplastics Under Environmentally Relevant Conditions
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4159402

Studying the Influence of Polyethylene Microplastics’ Intrinsic and Extrinsic Characteristics on their Weathering Behaviour and Heavy Metal Transport in Storm Runoff
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/OZYPqPzq2dTpG2F

Environmental Hazard of Polypropylene: acute toxicity towards Daphnia magna and current knowledge on other polypropylene microplastics
https://microplastics.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s43591-021-00020-0

Dangers of Oxodegradable Plastic Fragments
Nanoplastic Generation from Secondary PE Microplastics: Microorganism-Induced Fragmentation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evdokia_Syranidou/publication/357993232_Nanoplastic_Generation_from_Secondary
_PE_Microplastics_Microorganism-Induced_Fragmentation/links/61ea85f78d338833e38559cd/Nanoplastic-Generation-
from-Secondary-PE-Microplastics-Microorganism-Induced-Fragmentation.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Influence of Stone Shape Factor on the Pull-Out Resistance of Geogrid in the Soil-Rock Mixture
https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2022/4975059.pdf

Evaluation of Reinforcement Mechanical Damage in Geosynthetic Reinforced Piled Embankments
https://www.scielo.br/j/soiroc/a/spJTJs6JHhfvwvQtKFJTqhw/?format=pdf&lang=en

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