September 2020 Vol. 1

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Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS: * ATARFIL * BASF * Cortex Composites * ExcelPlas * GCCM * Huesker * Layfield * Maccaferri * MIAKOM * Neil Dixon * SCS Engineers * Solmax * Tensar * TENEO

INDUSTRY NEWS

Press Release – Cortex Composites Announces Over 30 Granted Patents on its ‘Concrete on a Roll’ GCCM
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/FyxS1cEv6DX2tiA#pdfviewer

Layfield Join BASF’s reciChain™ pilot to Improve Circular Economy and Traceability of Recycled Plastics in Canada
https://www.basf.com/ca/en/media/News-Releases/2020/07/basf-responds-to-covid-19-with-additional-cleaning-and-disinfect1/-major-companies-and-retailers-join-basf-s-recichain-pilot-to-im.html

BASF’s reciChain™ Project Starting to Gain Traction in Canada
https://www.sustainableplastics.com/news/basfs-recichain-project-starting-gain-traction-canada

ATARFIL – The Future of Geomembranes is Formulation Specific
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/XuNFLJU3scbcCRH#pdfviewer


Maccaferri’s Credit Rating Takes a Hit
https://www.fitchratings.com/research/corporate-finance/fitch-affirms-officine-maccaferri-at-rd-28-05-2020

Tensar Releases Subgrade Pocket Card to Quickly Estimate Soil Strength (Free)
https://info.tensarcorp.com/hubfs/WH_Files/WH_Marketing%20Operations-Sales-20Tools/WH-Marketing-20Supporting-20Media-20Files/Misc/TX-SUBGRADE-PKTCARD-4.19-20download.pdf
https://info.tensarcorp.com/subgrade-pocket-card?utm-campaign=WH-Digital-20Advertising-Third-Party&utm-source-Construction-Dive&utm-medium=content-syndication&utm-content=lp-subgrade-pocket-card

Russian Geosynthetics Manufacturer MIAKOM Investing Heavily in Making Quality Geosynthetics
https://constructionreviewonline.com/2020/09/miakom-leading-manufacturer-of-quality-geosynthetic-materials/

10 Questions With… Professor Neil Dixon (UK) the Sustainable Geosynthetics Guru
Prof Dixon will talk about sustainable geosynthetics solutions in a forthcoming lecture at the delayed EUROENGEO in April 2021.
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/10-questions-with-neil-dixon/ 

Landfill Consultants Profile JEAN WILSON of SCS Engineers
https://www.scsengineers.com/wp-content/uploads/Wilson_Jean_resume.pdf

A Static Flux Chamber Design for Evaluation of Gas Flux Through Composite Geomembrane Cover Systems
https://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/80427

GEOGRIDS

Characterization of Geogrid Mechanical and Chemical Properties from a Thirty-Six year Old Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Wall
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300674

Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Soil – Structure – Pipe Interaction in Terms of Bearing Capacity, Settlement and Stress Distribution
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300728

One-dimensional (1D) Immediate Compression and Creep in Large Particle Sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) for Leachate Collection and Removal Systems (LCRS)
https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cgj-2019-0722#.X07ACNMzYQ8

JOBS

Teneo Seeking Civil Earthworks Supervisor for Roxby Downs Geomembrane Installation
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50474958

Mackenzie Environmental Seeking Graduate Engineers for Design of Landfill Barrier Systems
http://www.mackenzieenvironmental.com.au/news/grad-engineer-sought

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Prof. Kerry Rowe Hosting Webinar on Designing Composite Liners on Slopes (TODAY  Wed Sept. 2)
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/september-webinar-designing-composite-liners-on-slopes-part-1-gcl/

ACIGS to Host Webinar on Innovative Erosion Control System with Flexible Concrete Geosynthetic Technology (TODAY  Wed Sept. 2)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qo83AlTUS26luJZAy4gTrw

GSI to Host Webinar on Failed MSE Walls (NEXT WEEK Wed. Sept. 9)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/10/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-failed-mse-walls-2/

Layfield to Host Low impact Development Strategies Using Geosynthetic Materials Webinar by Daniel Lotufo & Amy Woods  ( NEXT WEEK  Wed. Sept 9) 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X3Lpoy8rTSSjMLYno9a89A

GSI to Host Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications Webinar (IN TWO WEEKS Wed. Sept. 16)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/12/geomembranes-in-hydraulic-applications/

Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications ( IN TWO WEEKS  Thurs Sept. 17)
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001scVl2svRYOGoUw-xGi4v0DAbgBDK7WL1LxDbxtHIrkjmaEmVXjB7-lBvIuZCGgoytUGkLlQT6bv1B0vHUf-s7-dwdKg4MvTwseJ9M0oO3raG16YUyoTo-GqZ-Z8PWuWKkxbsRcioOmWTb7nJoAo8lPIa-zsxyuA7RPfpz1bNDAc-UMg9dwlcoa6OHh4S2X-C2JWSvO6aLg-&c-foMB9jcNMl3PAM-VLjb0At-y4xdpa8kUzAT23c7mWUzt1qViGnq1qw-&ch-MbdxXvQ-e4hsfF1aVlQBJ0tmZna09dTjt5AcnUK4N-ZHwakfStCEPA-

GSI to Host Webinar on Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining (IN THREE WEEKS Wed Sept. 23)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/24/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetic-applications-used-in-heap-leach-mining/

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Next Generation Geomembranes: Introducing HeatGard™, GeoFlex™, and VaporFlex™ Premium by Rohit Sati (IN THREE WEEKS Wed. Sept 23)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dp64dQWfR2KKALrX34j1Ag

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Lessons from the Field: Constructing Geomembrane Containments by Glenn Eckert & Greg Parrent  (Wed.  Oct. 7)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_woFUeoChSfO4rOpB1Lk-kg

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications (Fri Oct 23)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8706860363011992587

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