November 2021 Vol. 8

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Solmax Completes $125M Add-On Term Load to Fund Acquisition of Propex
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/solmax-international-completes-125m-add-on-term-loan-terms-67782807

New Aged Case Study from Concrete Canvas® Proves How ASTM D8364 ‘Standard Specification for GCCM Materials’ Protects Client, Consultant and Contractors!
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/jt4ulXNBLsIAx2t#pdfviewer​

Introducing Tiltex North America – Tiltex North America Announces New GCCM Website
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/bRNGmNWlageOW04#pdfviewer

Press Release – NOT ALL GCCM’S ARE THE SAME [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/paMNyfq1nPJVwIe#pdfviewer

Geosynthetics Implemented in Oil Storage Facility
https://www.miningweekly.com/article/geosynthetics-implemented-in-oil-storage-facility-2021-11-26

Tensar Announces Two Major Promotions
https://construction-update.co.uk/2021/11/22/tensar-international-eastern-hemisphere-announces-2-major-promotions-tensarinsights/

Unique Investment Opportunity to Invest in Rising Geotextile Manufacturer
https://www.geo-textile.com/en/public/static/upload/article/20211027/3d0512ee868280827a53906588a3b5d9.pdf

Mexico Offering Face-to-Face Geomembrane Welding Courses
https://cesla.la/en-us/geomembrane-online-course

Geofabrics Sorbseal™ Hybrid GCL to Absorb PFAS and Waterproof
https://www.geofabrics.co/products/sorbseal%C2%AE-hybrid-geosynthetic-clay-liner

NEW PATENTS

Michael Donovan (Minerals Tech) Granted Patent for Method of Modifying Clay to Absorb PFAS for Use in GCLs
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021237050A1.pdf

Vibrating Apparatus for a Geotextile Dewatering Container
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021232155A1.html

TOTAL Patents Polyethylene-based Masterbatches Comprising Carbon Nanotubes and Metallic Stearate For Manufacturing HDPE Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3912956A1.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Evaluation of Exhumed Degraded HDPE Geomembranes Used as a Liner in Aquaculture Ponds
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/r3b1JTdwMjfqJkz#pdfviewer

Short Term Durability and Performance of Bituminous Geomembranes (BGM) with Respect to Temperature
https://www.titanenviro.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Technical-Paper_Short-Term-Durability-and-Performance-of-Bituminous-Geomembranes_GeoNiagara-2021_FINAL.pdf

Top 7 Causes of Poor Extrusion Welds Revealed
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/qAcUUb1iFiaArKG

GEOTEXTILES

Meet the Company that Pioneered Geotextile Manufacturing in Bangladesh
https://www.tbsnews.net/features/panorama/dird-meet-company-pioneered-geotextile-manufacturing-bangladesh-335665

GEOTUBES

The Application of Semi-Submersible Geotextile Tubes for Coastal Protection in Indonesia
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/860/1/012100/pdf

Vibrating Apparatus for a Geotextile Dewatering Container
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021232155A1.html

GCCMs

SKZ Certifies New German GCCM DuoLiner® HGS for Verification of Constancy of Performance and Quality
https://www.skz.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Download_PDF/_Testing/CE-Zertifikate/Geokunststoffe/CPR-certificate%20(EN)_7562.pdf

GCLs

Design of Core of Earthen Dam by Replacement with Geosynthetics
A geosynthetic clay liner is introduced in the core in order to reduce the thickness of the clay core
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-5601-9_7

Geofabrics Sorbseal™ Hybrid GCL to Absorb PFAS and Waterproof
https://www.geofabrics.co/products/sorbseal%C2%AE-hybrid-geosynthetic-clay-liner

Michael Donovan (Minerals Tech) Granted Patent for Method of Modifying Clay to Absorb PFAS for Use in GCLs
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021237050A1.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Effect of Geogrid Type and Subgrade Strength on the Traffic Benefit Ratio of Flexible Pavements
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40515-021-00203-5

Experimental Study on Application of Geogrid in Concrete to Improve Its Flexural Strength
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-5041-3_1

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