June 2022 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS:  * AGRU * Australia Wide Lining * Comvest Credit Partners * Craig Benson * CSI Geoturf * ExcelPlas * Filmtex * GeoAce * Geocells * GNA * Huesker * Jacques Cote * Microplastics * Raven * Seaman Corp. * Solmax * Supply Chain Disruptions * Tensar * Tim Stark * Triton™ * White Cap

BREAKING NEWS

Jacques Côté (Solmax) Wins ‘Deal of the Year: Strategic Acquisition’ Award.
https://www.maclub.ca/ma-awards-gala-quebec-2022/

Raven Engineered Films Receives US$175 Million Senior Credit Facility from Comvest Credit Partners Provides
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/comvest-credit-partners-provides-175-130000171.html

White Cap Closes Deal on an Agreement to acquire CSI Geoturf a Distributor of Geosynthetics and Erosion Control Products
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/white-cap-expands-north-central-region-with-acquisition-of-csi-geoturf-301559306.html

INDUSTRY NEWS

Expert Panel with Craig Benson and Tim Stark Report on Lined Landfill Issues (Declassified)
https://www.wjhl.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/98/2022/04/Bristol_Landfill_Expert_Pa.pdf

AGRU Patents Improved Drainliner™
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2022104191A1.html

U.S. Landfills Are Getting a Second Life as Solar Farms Thanks to Geomembrane Solar Panel Caps
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-landfills-getting-second-life-154534675.html

PVC Geomembrane Specifications for South American Lithium Mining
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/06/01/pvc-geomembrane-specifications-for-south-american-lithium-mining/

Multi-Linear Drainage Geocomposites for Railways
The authors assert, through three illustrative cases studies, that significantly improving railway drainage is possible using multi-linear drainage geocomposites.
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/06/01/multi-linear-drainage-geocomposites-for-railways/

‘Living Breakwaters’ Made from Geogrids Protect Staten Island’s Shoreline
The Triton™ marine mattresses’ limestone filling provides the substrate for growing oysters, helping repopulate the oyster reef systems surrounding Staten Island, N.Y.
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/06/01/living-breakwaters-protect-staten-islands-shoreline/

New Geotextiles Plant Opens in Bangladesh
https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/industry/confidence-infrastructure-inaugurates-geotextiles-plant-nganj-433014

ASTM Updates Standard Test Method for Measurement of Index Flux Through Saturated Geosynthetic Clay Liner Specimens Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter
https://www.astm.org/d5887-d5887m-22.html

MICROPLASTICS

Huesker Puts Microplastics into Perspective
https://www.huesker.com.au/company/sustainability/microplastic/

Use of Geosynthetics to Prevent Microplastic Migration from Landfills to Soil and Other Environments [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/23/4129/pdf

Quantitative Analysis of Microplastics in Coastal Tidal Areas due to Weathering of Geotextiles
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11783-022-1528-5

NEW GCLs

Modified Geosynthetic Clay Liners with Bentonite for Barriers of Cr (VI) in Contaminated Soil
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09593330.2022.2050820?tab=permissions&scroll=top

Hydraulic Conductivity of Novel Geosynthetic Clay Liner to Bauxite Liquor
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35550957/#affiliation-1

GEOTEXTILES

Slope Stability and Soil Liquefaction Analysis Of Earth Dams With A Proposed Method Of Geotextile Reinforcement
https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/3458/2881

REMINDER – THIS WEEK’S WEBINARS

EPS GEOFOAM WEBINAR – How EPS Geofoam and Gasoline-Resistant Geomembranes Save time and Money While Protecting Your Infrastructure Project and the Environment (8 June 2022)
https://seamancorp.zoom.us/webinar/register/7216533973400/WN_3_H5y9uiT8azUzeqWcisDw

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Special Feature – ‘Geosynthetic Supply Chain Disruptions & Rising Costs’ [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/eqQCFwnJBWPxBa2#pdfviewer

World Geosynthetic Experts Publish Major Treatise :  ‘Protecting the Environment from Contamination with Barrier Systems; Advances and Challenges’ [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SA01kHbiP9sRyXv#pdfviewer

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Australia Wide Lining (AWL) Seeking Geomembrane / Geosynthetic Estimator
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57224426?type=standard

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