June 2022 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABG Geosynthetics * AGRU * Andres Peralta * Carbon Black * Carpi * Cement Blanket™ * Closure Turf™ * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * Francisco Pizarro * GCM Mining * Geofoam * Geotube™ * GNA * Huesker * Kerry Rowe * Mark Lally * Mastatex™ * NAUE * Polibrid™ * Polyfabrics * Sanjay Kumar Shukla * Seaman Corp. * SIKA * Solmax * Tencate * Tensar * Tensar+ * Wood Group * WSP

BREAKING NEWS

Carbon Black Suppliers Raise Carbon Black Prices and Tighten Payment Terms
https://www.european-rubber-journal.com/article/2091587/cabot-orion-raise-carbon-black-prices-reduce-payment-terms

Seventeen Island Residents File Lawsuit over Geotextile Tube Erosion Control Project
https://www.nantucketcurrent.com/seventeen-island-residents-sue-select-board-sbpf-for-abusing-towns-corporate-power

WSP Buys Wood Group for $2.31 Bill to Enhance Water Sector Capabilities
https://www.consulting.ca/news/2923/wsp-buys-john-wood-groups-environmental-consulting-business

ClosureTurf® Geomembrane Selected to Cap Coal Ash Facility
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/closing-of-waukegan-coal-plant-causes-controversy-among-residents/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Press Release Fabtech Awarded Sydney Water Potts Hill Reservoirs Refurbishmentꟷ Liner & Cover Design and Installation Works
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ewwr1vIfXDXxiUw#pdfviewer

El Vado Dam Geomembrane Case Study (Declassified)
https://www.usbr.gov/tsc/training/webinars-corrosion/2022-01_ElVadoDamCStudy-Geomembrane/ElVado-Geomembrane_transcript_508.pdf

Polyfabrics Expands Range of GCCM Products (Mastatex™ Concrete Liner)
https://polyfabrics.com.au/product/mastatex-concrete/

Webinar: Geosynthetic Application Guidelines for Ground Infrastructures – New Zealand Geotechnical Society (11 July, 2022)
https://www.nzgs.org/event/webinar-geosynthetic-application-guidelines-for-ground-infrastructures/

Seaman Corp. Seeking Western Region Geomembrane Sales Rep
https://us62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/seamancorp/Posting/View/577

Introducing Mark Lally of Solmax (Interview)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UDzTyT_RrEg

Introducing Tensar+   Designing for Success: Engineered Solutions for Engineers
Andres F. Peralta MSCE, MBA, P.E., Product Manager at Tensar International Corporation talks about a newly enhanced, free, web-based software, called Tensar+ for engineers, contractors, and owners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXReDicIL48

Artificial Geotextile Materials Developed to Reduce Glacial Ice Melt in Mountain Areas
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/51452/20220618/artificial-material-developed-reduce-glacial-ice-melt-mountain-areas-new.htm

How Can Geosynthetics Help Energy Transition? – Solmax
https://www.solmax.com/en/blog/how-can-geosynthetics-help-energy-transition

New Reinforced Elastomeric Polyurethane Geomembrane from Polibrid
https://www.polibrid.com/td/td_706.htm

High Compressive Strength Concrete Cement Blanket™ GCCM rolls for Ditch Lining and Slope Protection (VIDEO)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jdKZmTKQWqo

Carbon Footprint of Geosynthetics (ABG)
https://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/carbon-footprint/

Tensar Geocomposite Case Study
https://www.tensarinternational.com/getmedia/fa605af8-1c7e-4dd7-a9ab-db3cbd2342ab/Ref_412_A442_Randlay_to_Stirchley_UK_Pavement_Optimisation.pdf

NEW PATENTS

NAUE Patents New Geomaterial
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220143951.pdf

SIKA Patent New Waterproofing Geomembrane for Tunnels
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP4008546A1.pdf

Three-dimensional Electroosmosis Sludge Drainage Reinforcement Method Based on Electric Geotextile Complex
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220178101.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

General Solution for Leakage Through Geomembrane Defects Overlain by Saturated Tailings and Underlain by Highly Permeable Subgrade
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114422000383

GEOTEXTILES

Comparative Study on the Performances of Polypropylene (PP) and Polyester (PET) Non-Woven Geotextiles in Landfills [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Of2KaJfoOHU7qeB#pdfviewer

CFD-DEM Modelling of Geotextile Clogging in Tunnel Drainage Systems
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361228730_CFD-DEM_modeling_of_geotextile_clogging_in_tunnel_drainage_systems

Three-dimensional Electroosmosis Sludge Drainage Reinforcement Method Based On Electric Geotextile Complex
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220178101.pdf

GEOGRIDS

The Cracking Resistance Behaviour of Geosynthetics-Reinforced Asphalt Concrete under Lower Temperatures Using Bending Test
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/6/812/pdf?version=1654856975

Experimental Study of Reasonable Mesh Size for Geogrid Reinforced Tailings
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-13980-x.pdf

Monitoring of an Instrumented Geosynthetic-Reinforced Piled Embankment with a Triangular Pile Configuration
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23248378.2022.2032853

Simulation of Geogrid Retaining Wall Using ABAQUS – VIDEO
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ApuP0FTLFns

Passive Bearing Resistance at the Sand-Geogrid Interface in Direct Shear Mode
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361277245_Passive_Bearing_Resistance_at_the_Sand-Geogrid_Interface_in_Direct_Shear_Mode

Laboratory Large-Scale Pull-out Tests for Evaluation of the Application of Waste Plastic Bottles as Transverse Members on Geogrid Reinforcement
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-022-00380-4

NEW JOBS

Seaman Corp. Seeking Western Region Geomembrane Sales Rep
https://us62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/seamancorp/Posting/View/577

Technical Sales Representative for Geosynthetics Business – QLD Job in Brisbane
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57227023

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