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


Leading Geomembrane Manufacturer Raven 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


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

Exclusive Interview with Francesco Lipartiti Global COO Maccaferri

Vietnam – the Country to Watch as an Emerging Player in Geotextiles!

Tensar Unveils ‘Next-Gen’ Geogrid and Design Solutions

City of Busselton is Seeking a Suitably Qualified Supplier to Supply and Install a Geosynthetic Liner at Dunsborough Waste Facility, Cell 2

Geosynthetics: Paragon Park, Coventry Shortlisted for GE Awards for Designing a “Wrap Around” Geogrid Reinforced 70-degree Around Contaminated Site Slope

Nearly 3 Years After Agreement to Close It, Landfill Cap Still Not On – Why Not?

CARPI: Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Upper Bhavani Dam

A Conversation about the Fundao Tailings Dam Failure with Tim Stark (Free Podcast)

Legal Case Erupts Over Award to Install New Geosynthetic Liner to Protect Dam from Erosion

Mitigating the Effect of Heat Waves and the Demand for Urban Cooling Using Geosynthetics – ABG Geosynthetics


Release of Additives and Non-Intentionally Added Substances from Microplastics Under Environmentally Relevant Conditions

Studying the Influence of Polyethylene Microplastics’ Intrinsic and Extrinsic Characteristics on their Weathering Behaviour and Heavy Metal Transport in Storm Runoff

Environmental Hazard of Polypropylene: acute toxicity towards Daphnia magna and current knowledge on other polypropylene microplastics

Dangers of Oxodegradable Plastic Fragments
Nanoplastic Generation from Secondary PE Microplastics: Microorganism-Induced Fragmentation


Influence of Stone Shape Factor on the Pull-Out Resistance of Geogrid in the Soil-Rock Mixture

Evaluation of Reinforcement Mechanical Damage in Geosynthetic Reinforced Piled Embankments


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