October 2020 Vol. 2

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Carlyle * ExcelPlas * Fiberweb * GeoAmericas 2020  * GeoFabrics Ltd.  * GSI * Huesker * IGS * Maccaferri * Tenax * Tensar

INDUSTRY NEWS

Bondholders Make Move to Buy Pre-Insolvent Maccaferri (Breaking News)
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/officine-maccaferri-nets-offer-from-bondholders-60524402

Carlyle Makes Offer for the Acquisition of Italian Troubled Company Maccaferri (Breaking News)
https://www.unquote.com/southern-europe/news/3021228/carlyle-makes-new-offer-for-officine-maccaferri

Maccaferri Purchase Offer (Declassified)
https://www.maccaferri.com/download/pr-purchase-offer-september-28-2020-eng/?wpdmdl=14239

Maccaferri Loses it Moody’s Credit Rating (Declassified)
https://www.maccaferri.com/download/pr-officine-maccaferri-september-28-2020-eng/?wpdmdl=14228

GeoAmericas 2020: The Buzz on the First Online Geosynthetics Conference
GeoAmericas 2020 will take place online 26 – 31 October 2020. This marks the first major geosynthetics conference to be held in an entirely digital format. Registered participants will be able to login daily and view live lectures and technical sessions, interact with presenters during Q&A time, network, and take the short courses.
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geoamericas-2020-sneak-peek-the-buzz-on-the-first-online-geosynthetics-conference/

Tensar International and Tensar Geosynthetics China Limited Listed on UK Double Taxation Treaty Passport Scheme Register
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/double-taxation-treaty-passport-scheme-register/hm-revenue-and-customs-double-taxation-treaty-passport-dttp-register

LEGAL

Patent Battle Over Geosynthetic Under Trains Takes New Track (GeoFabrics Ltd. Vs Fibreweb)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/sY8Zc6hJRjpZIe1#pdfviewer​

Brazil’s Vale to Contest Court Ruling on B7 Tailings Dam Suspension
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/brazil-s-vale-to-contest-court-ruling-on-b7-tailings-dam-suspension-60510164

NEW PATENTS

Tensar Patent New Erosion Control Mattress for Protecting Coastal Structures and Riverbanks Against Erosion from Waves and Currents 
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10787781.pdf

Tenax Patents New Geogrid Design for Reinforced Ground
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10787786.pdf

Fiberweb Patents New Plastic Gabion System
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10781569.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Rapid Predictive QA and Durability Tests for HDPE Geomembranes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/c6SsxKHFWcqRMcs#pdfviewer​

Testing Wind-Resistant Geosynthetics
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/01/testing-wind-resistant-geosynthetics/

CCR Landfill Final Cover Test Pad
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/01/ccr-landfill-final-cover-test-pad-part-2/

Experimental Studies on Geosynthetic Vertical Barrier Around a Toxic Dump
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-6828-2_44

GEOTEXTILES

Geography and Climate Drive Australia’s Technical Geotextiles Industry
https://fabricarchitecturemag.com/2020/10/01/geography-and-climate-drive-australias-technical-textiles-industry/

Geotextile Tube Dewatering Performance Assessment: An Experimental Study of Sludge Dewatering Generated at a Water Treatment Plant
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/19/8129/pdf

Effect of Rockfill Berm on the Stability of Large Geotextile Mat Dikes on Soft Clay
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X2030402X

A Laboratory Investigation on the Impact Resistance of a Woven Geotextile
https://www.infona.pl/resource/bwmeta1.element.elsevier-a92b80cc-29b2-3ef6-baee-e650ba9d50cc

Analysis of Geotextile-Reinforced Road Embankment Using PLAXIS 2D
https://geologyengineering.com/2020/09/analysis-of-geotextile-reinforced-road-embankment-using-plaxis-2d/

GCLs

Water Characteristic Curves of GCLs Hydrated by a Saline Solution
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00036

GEOGRIDS

Study on Creep Characteristics of Geogrids Considered Sand-Geosynthetics Interaction Under Different Loading Levels
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1558925020958520

PODCASTS

Podcast: The Relationship between Thermoplastic Geosynthetics and Aquaculture
https://agruamerica.com/the-relationship-between-thermoplastics-and-aquaculture/ 

STANDARDS

Updated ASTM D7408 – 12(2020) Standard Specification for Non-Reinforced PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Geomembrane Seams
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D7408.htm

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar: Myths and Facts About GCL Hydration: What You Need to Know (Friday 9 Oct 2020)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/IDLAMMt0WvCcv4I#pdfviewer

Webinar: GSI to Host Webinar on Stabilization of Slopes with Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics (Wednesday 21 Oct 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/02/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-stabilization-of-slopes-with-nailed-or-anchored-geosynthetics/

Webinar: Active Geocomposite Barriers for Subaqueous Capping (Wednesday 21st October, 2020)
https://www.acigs.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=18

LANDFILLS

Landfills – Where Do The Risks Really Lie? [PDF]
https://www.wasteminz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WasteMINZ-2019-Landfills-where-do-the-risks-really-lie-Paper.pdf

Transport of Silver Nanoparticles Through Landfill Liners
https://www.x-mol.com/paperRedirect/1311862883452424192


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