GCL and geosynthetic membrane installation for mining site

April 1st, 2023

Nestled in the Midas Trench lineament on the northwest side of the Humboldt Range, numerous mines take full advantage of their proximity to the basin and ridge frontal faults that serve as conduits for gold-bearing hydrothermal fluids. In 2020, CETCO was contacted by a mine in this region to assist with its heap leach pad […]

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Using bentonite-polymer composite geosynthetic clay liners to contain CCR leachates

October 1st, 2021

FIGURE 1 To tackle tough leachates and shield the environment from hazardous byproducts created by a coal ash site such as this, a GCL is being installed for advanced protection. (Photograph courtesy of CETCO) Coal combustion residuals (CCRs) are the byproducts from combustion in coal-fired boilers that are disposed in lined landfills when they cannot […]

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GCLs in cold temperatures

June 1st, 2021

Q: I am working on supporting a guide (independent) on what to consider when geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are installed in minus temperature regions (e.g., –4˚F [–20˚C]). There is not much published on this, especially independently. This is the only thing I found: Designation: D6102-20Standard Guide for Installation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners5.3.8 The GCL should […]

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CETCO’s new RESISTEX Universal GCL Series unveiled

February 2nd, 2021

As a new class of polymer-modified geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) that will be added to CETCO’s existing RESISTEX GCL family, the RESISTEX Universal GCL series performs well against calcium chloride (CaCl2). CETCO can now offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to address a wide spectrum of leachates. Designed to withstand medium- to high-strength leachates, […]

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CETCO unveils RESISTEX Universal Geosynthetic Clay Liner series

November 11th, 2020

At this year’s GeoAmericas 2020 Online conference, CETCO paid homage to the event’s motto, “Geosynthetics Solutions for a Fast-Changing World,” by introducing its innovative geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) line extension, the RESISTEX Universal GCL series.  As a new class of polymer-modified GCLs that will be added to CETCO’s existing RESISTEX GCL family, the RESISTEX Universal […]

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Industrial Wastewater Technologies joins Environmental Products division of CETCO

March 2nd, 2020

CETCO is pleased to announce that Industrial Wastewater Technologies, formerly part of CETCO Energy Services, is now a part of CETCO’s Environmental Products Division. This new structure will allow CETCO to better leverage the capabilities of the Industrial Wastewater Group and build on the growth of Environmental Products with FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent. Expanded Product Portfolio Industrial […]

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CETCO launches BENTOMAT DN-HS geosynthetic clay liner

February 13th, 2020

CETCO, a leader in geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) manufacturing, has released the BENTOMAT DN-HS geosynthetic clay liner, a new addition to the BENTOMAT product portfolio that uses proprietary, high-density needlepunching technology to generate superior peak shear strength properties for slope stability. The product is ideal for containment systems that exist in seismic areas and high […]

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CETCO launches FLUORO-SORB adsorbent for the remediation of PFAS

June 3rd, 2019

Amid a deeper awareness of the health and environmental impact of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), CETCO is pleased to announce the launch of FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent, a proprietary, NSF-certified product that effectively treats multiple variants of PFAS.  Unlike other sorbent products that are selective and unpredictable in adsorbing PFAS, FLUORO-SORB adsorbent binds the entire spectrum […]

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IGS-NA news

April 1st, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis […]

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In Memoriam: Kathy Brazeau “Bentomat Queen”

February 1st, 2017

Kathleen (Kathy) Brazeau of Palos Heights, Ill., passed away Sept. 15, 2016, at age 59. Kathy worked for CETCO in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for more than 22 years as a production/logistics/customer service coordinator. A well-known fixture and highly regarded within the geosynthetics industry, she was affectionately known as the “Bentomat Queen.” Kathy’s dogged determination and […]

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