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


HUESKER Launches Another Highly Effective Active Barrier Solution – Tektoseal Active HM Works as a Powerful Treatment Agent for Metals and Radionuclides

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™.

Huesker and Cofra Form Strategic Alliance

Solmax Sets Price Talk on $100M Add-on Term Loan for Mergers and Acquisitions; Commits due Nov. 23 (tomorrow)

Solmax Preps Launch of $100M Add-on Term Loan for Propex Acquisition

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

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.

Crystal Lagoons and Hyundai-Nexplan Launch Their Massive Plan for PAL™ Projects in South Korea

Comanco Begins New HDPE Landfill Cell in Central Florida

US Geomembrane Extrusion Equipment Manufacturer Under New Management

Greek PhD Student Eirini Christoforidou receives Geosynthetic Institute Fellowship


Temperature Effects on Ageing Properties and Diffusivity of a HDPE Geomembrane in Landfill


Innovative Engineering – The Genesis and Continual Development of Geogrids


Development of a Simplified Design Approach for Shallow Ballasted Track Forms with Geocells Reinforced Sub-Ballast

Improvement Separation Layer of Disconnected Piled Raft Foundations using Geogrid and Geocell Layers


An Experimental Evaluation of Geocomposite-Reinforced Soil Sections


CONCRETE MAT CLOTH® (GCCM)- Essentially, it’s Concrete on a Roll !


Statistical Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology for Enhanced Tensile Strength of Polyethylene/Graphene Nanocomposites

HDPE/Carbon Nanotubes (CN) Composites: Investigation on the Factors Responsible for the Fracture Formation Under Tensile Loading


TENEO Seeking Environmental Containment Project Engineer


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