May 2021 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Axter * BGM * Coletanche™ * Concrete Canvas * DOW * Erol Guler * ExcelPlas * GCCM * GCLs * GNA * Golder Associates * Halliburton * Huesker * IGS * MMG Mining * Plastika Kritis * Ravenswood * Seaman * Siplast * Solmax * Teranap™ * WaterShed Geosynthetics

INDUSTRY NEWS

“Avoid Being Misled”: Concrete Canvas Publishes Technical Note on the GCCM Product Standard (ASTM D8364) for the Specification of GCCM’s
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/KCJebZkxbdkuqyI#pdfviewer​

Coletanche Bituminous Geomembrane (BGM) to line the Ravenswood Gold Tailings Dam in what will be Queensland’s Largest Gold Mine
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/XCx2zXL4DrHSkm1#pdfviewer

Siplast BGM Used to Line MMG Rosebery Tailings Dam in Tasmania
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/cRvCpc2Ht6EyRXR#pdfviewer

Solmax Enhances Profile Line at its Rechlin, Germany Geosynthetics Plant
https://wasteadvantagemag.com/solmax-enhances-profile-line-at-its-rechlin-germany-geosynthetics-plant/

Geosynthetic Companies Report Supply Chain Headwinds and Report “Increasing Costs for Raw Materials and Constraints Related to Logistics
Stock prices continue to soar amid logistic and raw material woes.
https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2205930-polymers-shortage-plague-90pc-of-european-converters

New Geomembrane Resin DOW™ DGDA-5310 NT GMB Medium Density Polyethylene Resin
https://www.dow.com/en-us/pdp.dow-dgda-5310-nt-gmb-medium-density-polyethylene-resin.456148z.html

ONLINE LECTURES

Geosynthetic Functions – IGS University Online Lecture Series by Prof. Erol Guler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4p0Y7fY188

SAMPLING AND TESTING

Random Sampling of Geosynthetics in Finland
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/710/1/012020/pdf

Statistical Analysis of the Influence of Temperature and Humidity on the Stability of Geomembrane Tensile Test Results
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/669/1/012023/pdf

NEW PATENTS

Halliburton Energy Patent New GCLs with Carboxymethyl Starch Modifier
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021066851A1.pdf

WaterShed Geo Patents Solar Energy System For Use With Tufted Geosynthetics
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210126578.pdf

Integrated Photovoltaic Module Mounting System for Use with Tufted Geosynthetics
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10992250.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Seaman Publish Tech Note Entitled “In Search of the Impermeable Geomembrane”
https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/481889/In%20Search-20of%20the-20Impermeable-20Geomembrane%20-20XR-C2-AE-20Geomembranes.pdf?

GCLs

Golder Associates and Peru University Report on Non-isothermal Moisture Migration in a GCL Composite Liner System
https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/abs/2021/06/matecconf-PanAm-Unsat2021-04008/matecconf-PanAm-Unsat2021-04008.html

Water Retention Curves of a GCL Under Non-uniform Temperature-Stress Paths
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421000467

The Effect of Copper Ions on Swelling and Shrinkage Characteristics of Sodium Bentonite in Landfills
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/9/3881/pdf

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Bank Protection and Sludge Dewatering in One Application (Huesker)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhcDivj7MpM

DID YOU KNOW?…………

Head of Major Geomembrane Company Was Kidnapped and Held for Ransom
https://thegreekobserver.com/blog/2017/10/02/crete-happy-end-hostage-crisis-involving-businessman-6-months-huge-success-hellenic-police/

FAILURE OF REINFORCED SOIL

Disruption, Innovation, and Opportunity with Reinforced Soil Structures [PDF]
Failure of Reinforced Soil Structures
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/727/1/012019/pdf

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We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
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