March 2020 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS: * Afitex- Texel* Alvatech™ * Concrete Canvas™ * ExcelPlas * Hallaton Inc. * Polyfabrics * Raven * Sotrafa * SRK 

Geomembrane Liner Installer in US Violated Immigration and Nationality Act by Preferring Temporary Nonimmigrant H2-B Visa Workers Over Qualified US Workers
https://cis.org/Arthur/DOJ-Drops-Hammer-Employers-Who-Discriminate-Against-US-Workers

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drops Hammer on Hallaton Inc. Who Installs Geosynthetic Liners
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-cr-baltimore-county-settlement-hallaton-20200320-dtvwwddr75gonkaueorarmvate-story.html

Raven Industries Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200323005675/en/Raven-Industries-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-Fiscal-2020

US Company Patents New Woven Geotextile Fabrics with Integrated Geotextile Geogrids
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200080241.pdf

Geomembrane ALVATECH™ Successfully Installed in Al Karaana Lagoons – Qatar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzq4VZxVWug

Afitex-Texel Draintube™ Used for Vancouver Landfill – Final Cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mh1wmQCFyc

Organic Contaminant Diffusion through a Geomembrane to Unsaturated Soil Liner: Considering the Sorption effect and Robin-type boundary
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169420303334

Design of an HDPE-Lined Platinum Tailings Facility in South Africa
https://www.srk.co.za/sites/default/files/file/Design-of-an-HDPE-lined-tailings-facility-in-South-Africa-SPIL.pdf

Concrete Canvas™ (Concrete on a roll) – What is it and How Does it Work?
https://constructionreviewonline.com/2020/03/concrete-canvas-concrete-on-a-roll-what-is-it-and-how-does-it-work/

Durability and Adsorption of Heavy Metal Ions of Glass-Geogrid-Reinforced Geosynthetic Clay Liners
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1099636220909793

Laboratory Testing Of Geogrids And Geocells Used For The Function Stabilisation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helmut_Zanzinger/publication/339781644-LABORATORY-TESTING-OF-GEOGRIDS-AND_GEOCELLS-USED-FOR-THE-FUNCTION-STABILISATION-links–5e64ce8a299bf1744f67e0f2-LABORATORY-TESTING-OF-GEOGRIDS-AND-GEOCELLS-USED-FOR-THE-FUNCTION-STABILISATION.pdf

A New Inclined Pullout Device for Laboratory Tests on Geosynthetics
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/GEOTECH/PAGES/GTJ20190115.htm

The Impact of Long-term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17486025.2020.1739753

A Study on the Effects of Geogrid Use on Load Distribution in Highway Sublayers
https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/sciennovation/issue/53096/682283

Suitability of Geocomposite Layer For Fly Ash Ponds
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1455/1/012029/pdf

Ensuring the Stability of Geocomposite Systems While Protecting Against Erosion of Slopes of Soil Structures
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/753/4/042014/pdf

Natural Geotextile for Revegetation & Erosion Control from Polyfabrics (Case Study Western Australia)
https://www.polyfabrics.com.au/case-studies/burns-beach-to-mindarie-dual-access-pathway

Geo-tube Laying at Padma river in Naria, Shariatpur
https://www.youtube.com/embed/91JjORXMdPM

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