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INDUSTRY NEWS
GEO NEWS AND NOTES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
ExcelPlas identifies
alternative HDPE stresscracking
surfactants
Geosynthetics testing company ExcelPlas
in Highett, Australia, has identified two
alternative stress-cracking surfactants
for high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
geomembranes. Igepal CO-630 (octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol),
the nonionic
surfactant used in HDPE stresscracking
bath, is becoming harder to
purchase with restricted supply in many
countries because it can cause long-lasting
harmful effects to aquatic life. The ASTM
D5397 single-point, notched constant tensile
load (SP-NCTL) test for assessing the
stress cracking resistance (SCR) of HDPE
geomembranes specifies that the detergent
(surfactant) to be used in the stresscracking
baths is Igepal CO-630. However,
the European Union (EU) and Canada
classify Igepal CO-630 as a priority pollutant.
ExcelPlas researched alternative stress
cracking surfactants for the SP-NCTL SCR
test. It has found the following two detergents
to be potential replacement options:
* Arkopal N-100 from Clariant
Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
* Dehyton PL from BASF based
on lauramine oxide
Monitoring/mitigating
geohazards is focus of new
GeoStabilization group
GeoStabilization International of Commerce
City, Colo.-a geohazard mitigation
firm specializing in emergency
landslide repairs, rockfall mitigation and
grouting using design/build and design/
build/warranty contracting-announced
the formation of the company's new Geohazard
Asset Management and Monitoring
(GAMM) group. GeoStabilization
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expands geohazard monitoring/mitigation
through the group, which adds to
GeoStabilization's suite of end-to-end
solutions by offering data collection,
interpretation and analysis of natural
hazards in real time to provide a better
understanding of risk and preparation
for geohazard potential.
Wrekin hires geosynthetics
division leader
Wrekin Products Ltd. of Lichfield, England,
hired civil engineer David Fisher
as commercial and technical manager
to head up its geosynthetics division,
the company said in a prepared statement.
Fisher joins Wrekin with more
than 10 years of industry experience providing
engineering solutions, technical
consultancy and sales support. In his
new role, he will be responsible for overseeing
Wrekin's geosynthetics division,
which includes generating new business,
enhancing the identity of the firm's offerings
and growing the dedicated team.
Tentoma geotextile
packaging machine handles
wider rolls faster
Tentoma A/S, headquartered in Broager,
Denmark, released the RoRo StretchPack
XL Power packaging machine that
enables faster sealed packaging of up to
29.5 foot (19 m) wide geotextile rolls.
This is an increase in product length of
50% over the standard RoRo StretchPack
XL machine. The new Tentoma geotextile
packaging machine is built and sold to
replace an orbital wrapper. The machine
can stretch film for more products per
packaging cycle, which increases packaging
speed by up to 25%.
NSF president/CEO Lawlor to
retire; Sancha to take over
NSF International of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
announced that president and CEO
Kevan P. Lawlor will retire in 2022, and
Pedro Sancha will become the next NSF
president and CEO. NSF is an independent
organization that facilitates standards
development, and tests and certifies
products, including NSF 61-certified
geosynthetics. " On behalf of the board of
directors, the leadership team and NSF's
3,000 team members, we would like to
thank Kevan for his impact and leadership
over his 36 years with the organization, "
says NSF's board chair, Richard
E. Rabbideau. " I am also excited to
announce Pedro Sancha will join NSF
as our next president and CEO. Pedro
brings extensive global experience in
the industrial and services industries, as
well as the strategic and leadership skills
needed to take the organization through
its next chapter. "
New erosion control venture
combines companies
Clearwell Group, an investment advisory
and family business consulting
firm based in Tampa, Fla., has made a
strategic investment in Valor Environmental,
a new erosion control venture
focused on services and compliance,
Clearwell said in a prepared statement.
The newly combined company will be
the largest erosion control and environmental
compliance company in the
United States. The investment facilitates
the combination of Alpha EMC of
Winter Springs, Fla.; HydroSpec of Ball
Ground, Ga.; Watkins Erosion Control
of Dallas, Ga.; and Erosion Compliance
LLC of Austin, Texas.

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