November 2020 Vol. 5

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Minerals Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2020 Earnings
Sales of $388 Million, a 9 Percent Increase Sequentially
https://investors.mineralstech.com/news-releases/news-release-details/minerals-technologies-reports-third-quarter-2020-earnings-083

Minerals Technologies Announces New $75 Million Share Repurchase Program
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114309/0/en/Minerals-Technologies-Announces-New-75-Million-Share-Repurchase-Program.html

Propex GeoSolutions Receives Awards for Sustainability
https://railway-news.com/propex-geosolutions-receives-awards-for-sustainability-and-innovative-collaboration/

Tenax Corporation Exhibiting at Geosynthetics Conference (Feb. 21-24, 2020 in Kansas City)
https://s23.a2zinc.net/clients/IFAI/Geo21/Public/eBooth.aspx?IndexInList-2-FromPage-Exhibitors.aspx-ParentBoothID-&ListByBooth-true&BoothID-127380

LANDFILL LINERS

Explaining the Complex Protective Landfill Liner System in Less than 3 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0e-AyZZZl0

Works Approval Amendment for Salt Valley Road Class II Landfill (Declassified)
https://www.der.wa.gov.au/images/documents/our-work/licences-and-works-approvals/Decisions-/W5800-Opalvale-Amendment-Report-20201104.pdf

LLDPE Liner Specified for Closure of Fly Ash Pond (Declassified)
https://www.xcelenergy.com/staticfiles/xe-responsive/Environment/Coal-20Ash-20Management/257.102-20BAP2-20Closure-20Plan-Signed.pdf

Framework, Method and Case Study for the Calculation of End of Life for Hazardous Waste Landfill
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-72514-5

Tailings and Mine Waste Conference Technical Paper Presentation Schedule
https://tailingsandminewaste.com/wp-content/uploads/TMW20-Website-Schedule-of-Presentations-201110.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Geogrid Research Undertaken by the US Army Corp of Engineers (Tensar)
Demonstrating that Huge Savings can be Achieved by Incorporating Geogrids into Road Design on Good Ground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Igw2niTjE

Sustainable Rehabilitation of a Highway Slope Failure with Geosynthetics
http://www.gesm.com.tw/Files/Technical/G052019SFT006001.pdf

Retaining Wall with Synthetic Sheet Piling System and Construction of Pavements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy_8KV2K4Kg

GEOCELLS

State-of-the-Art Review on the Role of Geocells in Soil Reinforcement
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10706-020-01629-3

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

ACE Geosynthetics Publishes Brochure on ACETube® Geotextile Dewatering Systems
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/4drcMGd5FNd8dBy#pdfviewer​

Geotextile Tubes Application on Beach Nourishment 
https://www.rentadredge.com.au/gallery/

UPCOMING WEBINARS

FGI Webinar: Live Panel Discussion on Subgrade Preparation and QA/QC for Geomembranes (9th Dec. 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1963256487078511883

State-of-the-Art of the Design Procedure for Geogrids
Hamburg Making Use of Geogrids – Piled embankments in the urban development project HafenCity
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8360134873718678284

JOBS

Position open for GEOSYNTHETICS / GEOMEMBRANE HEAD OF MARKETING
https://www.jobstreet.co.id/en/job/geosynthetics-geomembrane-head-of-marketing-3388683?fr-J&src-1&searchRequestToken-462d8b8f-7ff1-46a7-dcc1-76ca057350cd&sectionRank=4

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