November 2021 Vol. 6

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Bandera * Cofra * Comanco * Concrete Cloth Mat® * Crystal Lagoons * Earthlok * ExcelPlas * FormDirect * GCCM * Geoduct™ * Huesker * Luigi Bandera * PROPEX * Purdue University * Solmax * Tektoseal® * TENEO * Tensar

INDUSTRY NEWS

HUESKER Launches Another Highly Effective Active Barrier Solution – Tektoseal Active HM Works as a Powerful Treatment Agent for Metals and Radionuclides
https://www.huesker.com.au/geosynthetics/products/composites/tektoseal-active-product-family/tektoseal-active-heavy-metals/

Huesker Introduces GeoDuct™: A Circular Viaduct Developed in Interaction with Nature
Infrastructure projects have large ecological footprints with an environmental impact due to the extraction, processing and transport of resources and materials. However, large parts of the existing Dutch infrastructure are due to be replaced or renovated in the near future. The demand for innovative solutions is becoming increasingly urgent, especially with the national ambition from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to be energy neutral by 2030. Architectural studio ZJA, in collaboration with Iv-Infra, Dura Vermeer, Geotec Solutions, HUESKER Nederland and Ploegam BV have jointly developed a groundbreaking solution: the circular viaduct called GeoDuct™.
https://www.zja.nl/en/geoduct

Huesker and Cofra Form Strategic Alliance
https://www.cofra.com/news/detail/workshop-gec-together-with-huesker.html

Solmax Sets Price Talk on $100M Add-on Term Loan for Mergers and Acquisitions; Commits due Nov. 23 (tomorrow)
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/solmax-sets-price-talk-on-100m-add-on-term-loan-for-m-a-commits-due-nov-23-67698122

Solmax Preps Launch of $100M Add-on Term Loan for Propex Acquisition
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/solmax-preps-launch-of-100m-add-on-term-loan-for-acquisition-67678010

Earthlok’s Proprietary 60/60kN Geogrid Used for Earthlok Geosynthetic Concrete Products Formulated with State-of-the-Art Antioxidants and Stabilizers for Outstanding Long-Term Durability and Stability
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Ga9X3Gmu6jUd1Bi#pdfviewer

Large White HDPE-Lined Crystal Lagoon™ in Florida Installed by Comanco
HDPE Liner installation is one of the most important components of a Crystal Lagoon. The Liner is white and reflects the sun through the water to show the colour of the sky giving the water a “Crystal Clear Blue” color.
https://comanco.com/blog/comanco-completes-crystal-lagoon-in-south-west-florida/

Crystal Lagoons and Hyundai-Nexplan Launch Their Massive Plan for PAL™ Projects in South Korea
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/crystal-lagoons-and-hyundai-nexplan-launch-their-massive-plan-for-pal-projects-in-south-korea-301406641.html

Comanco Begins New HDPE Landfill Cell in Central Florida
https://comanco.com/blog/comanco-begins-a-new-landfill-cell-in-central-florida/

US Geomembrane Extrusion Equipment Manufacturer Under New Management
https://www.luigibandera.com/bandera-u-s-under-new-management-and-organization/

Greek PhD Student Eirini Christoforidou receives Geosynthetic Institute Fellowship
https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/AboutUs/News/Geotechnical_Features/eirini-christoforidou-receives-geosynthetic-institute-fellowship

GEOMEMBRANES

Temperature Effects on Ageing Properties and Diffusivity of a HDPE Geomembrane in Landfill
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0734242X211057014

GEOGRIDS

Innovative Engineering – The Genesis and Continual Development of Geogrids
https://construction-update.co.uk/2021/11/15/innovative-engineering-the-genesis-and-continual-development-of-geogrids/

GEOCELLS

Development of a Simplified Design Approach for Shallow Ballasted Track Forms with Geocells Reinforced Sub-Ballast
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23248378.2021.2002736

Improvement Separation Layer of Disconnected Piled Raft Foundations using Geogrid and Geocell Layers
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2021/94/e3sconf_icge2021_01017.pdf

GEOCOMPOSITES

An Experimental Evaluation of Geocomposite-Reinforced Soil Sections
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821033043

GCCM

CONCRETE MAT CLOTH® (GCCM)- Essentially, it’s Concrete on a Roll !
https://formdirect.com.au/concrete-mat-cloth

HDPE/GRAPHENE COMPOSITES FOR GEOSYNTHETICS

Statistical Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology for Enhanced Tensile Strength of Polyethylene/Graphene Nanocomposites
https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/6807

HDPE/Carbon Nanotubes (CN) Composites: Investigation on the Factors Responsible for the Fracture Formation Under Tensile Loading
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10965-021-02807-4

NEW JOBS

TENEO Seeking Environmental Containment Project Engineer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55008689?type=standout

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