June 2022 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACTGlobal * AGRU * ASTM * Australia Wide Lining * Concrete Canvas * Core & Main * Earthsavers * ExcelPlas * Formosa Plastics * Francisco Pizarro * GCM Mining * Geofoam * GNA * Huesker * Kerry Rowe * LiteEarth™ * Maccaferri * Microplastics * PFAS * Solmax * Tencate * Tensar * Ultra Grip™

BREAKING NEWS

Concrete Canvas Launches New Lower Carbon, High Performance Product Line Which Makes Specifying to ASTMD8364 Now Even Easier
Make sure your GCCM is ASTM D8364 compliant!
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INDUSTRY NEWS

MACCAFERRI Global Webinar “Vertical Walls in Urban Infrastructure” – 14th June 2022 | English – Spanish – Italian
https://www.maccaferri.com/vertical-walls-in-urban-infrastructure-webinar/

ACTGlobal (LiteEarth™ by Solmax) Patent Wedge-weldable Composite having Synthetic Vegetation and Impermeable Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11351582.pdf

AGRU Protective HDPE Liner to Support the Auckland Central Interceptor with 200,000 m2 of AGRU-ULTRA GRIP®
https://agru.life/3aHHCdc

Formosa Plastics to Build US$207 Million HDPE Geomembrane Resin Plant in Texas
https://focustaiwan.tw/business/202205110012

Core & Main Signs Agreement to Acquire Earthsavers Erosion Control
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220607006283/en/Core-Main-Signs-Agreement-to-Acquire-Earthsavers-Erosion-Control

Tensar Currently Recruiting for Southwest Texas Regional Sales Manager
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/steveeckhart_hiringnow-construction-career-activity-6939693217835622400-iUBy?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web

Maccaferri Rockfall Protection System for Sydney Trains Network
https://www.maccaferri.com/asia/maccaferri-rockfall-protection-system-sydney-trains-network/

Geotechnical Engineering Solutions Seeing Increased Adoption in India Says Maccaferri India
https://infra.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/construction/geotechnical-engineering-solutions-seeing-increased-adoption-in-india-says-maccaferri-india-md/92054378

PFAS Containment by Modern Liner Systems: the Good News – and the Bad! by Kerry Rowe (VIDEO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx1-aOmr7cI

VIDEO – Latin American Infrastructure and Geosynthetic Opportunities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfuRiLKu6vM

Tencate Develops Geotextile to Stop Bamboo Penetration
https://blog.tencategeo.eu/natural-protection-against-danger-from-invasive-plants/

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GEOMEMBRANES

Long-Term Field Performance of Non-Vegetated and Vegetated Three-Layer Landfill Cover Systems Using Construction Waste Without Geomembrane
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgeot.21.00238?journalCode=jgeot

GEOTEXTILES

Accelerated Aging Ultraviolet of a PET Nonwoven Geotextile and Thermoanalytical Evaluation [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/12/4157/pdf?version=1654933879

Mitigating Pumping in Pavement Shoulder Using Wicking Geotextile: An Experimental Study
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0361198122109173

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Consolidation of Sludge Dewatered in Geotextile Tubes under Combined Fill and Vacuum Preloading [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0VZZMaYUXqk9G74#pdfviewer

GCM Mining Shows How Dry Stacking of Tailings Works Using Geotextile Tubes for Dewatering (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAwyGZLWshg

Thesis Published on Dunes Reinforcement with Geosynthetic Sand Containers (GSCs)
https://www.proquest.com/openview/f7e035519dcdd76e8025f71592c3c797/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

New ASTM 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

GEOGRIDS

Appraisal of Anchor Arrangement and Size on Sand-Geogrid Interaction in Direct Shear
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361093638-Appraisal-of-Anchor-Arrangement-and-Size-on-Sand-Geogrid-Interaction-in-Direct-Shear

Physical Modelling of Temperature Influence on Performance of Geogrid-Reinforced Retaining Walls Considering Backfill Type Effect
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000282

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) Finds That Revocation of the Countervailing Duty (CVD) Order on Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrids from China (Declassified)
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-05-24/html/2022-11158.htm

GEOFOAM

Short- and Long-term Behaviour of EPS Geofoam in Reduction of Lateral Earth Pressure on Rigid Retaining Wall Subjected to Loading
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114422000498

MICROPLASTICS

Human Health Concerns Regarding Microplastics in the Aquatic Environment – From Marine to Food Systems
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969722008221

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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