September 2020 Vol. 1

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


Press Release – Cortex Composites Announces Over 30 Granted Patents on its ‘Concrete on a Roll’ GCCM

Layfield Join BASF’s reciChain™ pilot to Improve Circular Economy and Traceability of Recycled Plastics in Canada

BASF’s reciChain™ Project Starting to Gain Traction in Canada

ATARFIL – The Future of Geomembranes is Formulation Specific

Maccaferri’s Credit Rating Takes a Hit

Tensar Releases Subgrade Pocket Card to Quickly Estimate Soil Strength (Free)

Russian Geosynthetics Manufacturer MIAKOM Investing Heavily in Making Quality Geosynthetics

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. 

Landfill Consultants Profile JEAN WILSON of SCS Engineers

A Static Flux Chamber Design for Evaluation of Gas Flux Through Composite Geomembrane Cover Systems


Characterization of Geogrid Mechanical and Chemical Properties from a Thirty-Six year Old Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Wall

Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Soil – Structure – Pipe Interaction in Terms of Bearing Capacity, Settlement and Stress Distribution

One-dimensional (1D) Immediate Compression and Creep in Large Particle Sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) for Leachate Collection and Removal Systems (LCRS)


Teneo Seeking Civil Earthworks Supervisor for Roxby Downs Geomembrane Installation

Mackenzie Environmental Seeking Graduate Engineers for Design of Landfill Barrier Systems


Prof. Kerry Rowe Hosting Webinar on Designing Composite Liners on Slopes (TODAY  Wed Sept. 2)

ACIGS to Host Webinar on Innovative Erosion Control System with Flexible Concrete Geosynthetic Technology (TODAY  Wed Sept. 2)

GSI to Host Webinar on Failed MSE Walls (NEXT WEEK Wed. Sept. 9)

Layfield to Host Low impact Development Strategies Using Geosynthetic Materials Webinar by Daniel Lotufo & Amy Woods  ( NEXT WEEK  Wed. Sept 9)

GSI to Host Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications Webinar (IN TWO WEEKS Wed. Sept. 16)

Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications ( IN TWO WEEKS  Thurs Sept. 17)

GSI to Host Webinar on Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining (IN THREE WEEKS Wed Sept. 23)

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Next Generation Geomembranes: Introducing HeatGard™, GeoFlex™, and VaporFlex™ Premium by Rohit Sati (IN THREE WEEKS Wed. Sept 23)

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Lessons from the Field: Constructing Geomembrane Containments by Glenn Eckert & Greg Parrent  (Wed.  Oct. 7)

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications (Fri Oct 23)

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