April 2021 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ANUE Water * CCP * Cement Blanket * Chris Lawson * Cortex Composites * ECM * Enviro Liner™ * Erizon * ExcelPlas  * Fibertex * GCCM * GNA * Geotest * Graphene * Kevin Legge * IGS * Phil Bennett * Smart GCCM * Swell Spot Wave Company

INDUSTRY NEWS

Fibertex Announces $49.5 Million Investment
https://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/textile-news/2021/04/fibertex-announces-49-5-million-investment/

Danish Group Fibertex Nonwovens Enhancing Production In North America
https://www.technicaltextile.net/news/danish-group-fibertex-nonwovens-enhancing-production-in-north-america-273488.html

Environmental Impact of Geosynthetics in Coastal Protection (Special Feature)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/lKHJBt9PgGwJMxG#pdfviewer

Geotest Moves into Large New Premises in South Australia
New capability allows Geotest to prefabricate geomembrane panels 95 m long and weighing up to 1.5 tonnes in a controlled factory environment
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/AsdRExncSr4Ow7Y#pdfviewer

New Geomembrane with Pockets Containing Absorbent Charcoal Inserts Solve Odour Issues at Wastewater Facility
https://www.plantservices.com/articles/2021/what-works-filter-technology-helps-odor-issues-at-wastewater-facility/

Anue Water’s Eco-Friendly Wastewater Technologies Launch Into Six New England States With Odor Absorbing Geomembranes
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210419005838/en/Anue-Water-Eco-Friendly-Wastewater-Technologies-Launch-Into-Six-New-England-States-With-Exclusive-Partner-Russell-Resources-Inc.

NEW PATENTS

New Patent for Water Basin Construction Using GCCM Assigned to Swellspot Wave Company [PDF]
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10967604.pdf

Cortex Composites Awarded Another US Patent for GCCM March 2021
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210062449.pdf

Cortex Composites Patent Tensioned Structure Layer for GCCM Cementitious Composites Mats
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021026220A1.pdf

TRAINING VIDEOS

IGS Online Lecture Series – Geosynthetic Properties and Testing (April 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVhiUfAQHQ4

IGS Online Lecture Series – Introduction to Geosynthetics (April 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5DD6CCddMU

GCLs

Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer GCLs to Coal Combustion Product (CCP) Leachates 
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/RsCFoNHgNBuleKr#pdfviewer

Geosynthetic Clay Liner Used to Rehabilitate Lower Chinns Dam, Colorado
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483268.010

GCCM

Researchers Develop Novel Formulation to Make ‘Smart’ GCCM Materials
Development of a Novel Multifunctional ‘Sensing’ Cementitious-Based Geocomposite by the Addition of Carbon Nano Tubes and Graphene
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/4/961/pdf

New Method of Constructing Artificial Surfing Lakes Using GCCM
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10967604.pdf

Cement Blanket Announce New Address for Cement Blanket GCCM Sales and Technical Enquiries
The old sales email <kelly@nuoliansd.com> has been updated to the new sales email  <kelly@cementblanket.com>
https://www.cementblanket.com/

Correction – In the last GNA we incorrectly designated the Erizon EcoArmour™ Product as a GCCM when in fact it is a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Cementitious ECB
https://www.erizon.com.au/product/ecoarmour/

GEOSYNTHETIC COVERS

Life Cycle Assessment of a Shrub Willow Evapotranspiration Cover Compared with Conventional Clay and Geosynthetic Covers in Upstate New York
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-021-13901-x

GEOSYNTHETIC BARRIERS

Critical Review Of Industrial Solid Wastes As Barrier Material For Impermeabilization Of Storage Waste Facilities
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leonardo-Marchiori/publication/350637214-CRITICAL-REVIEW-OF-INDUSTRIAL-SOLID-WASTES-AS-BARRIER-MATERIAL-FOR-IMPERMEABILIZATION-OF-STORAGE-WASTE-FACILITIES

GEOGRIDS

Laboratory Corroboration of Proposals for Soil Reinforced with Geosynthetic Strips
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483268.006

A New Bearing Capacity Design Method Using Multi-Axial Geogrid
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483268.007

GEOCOMPOSITES

New Types of Geo-Composite Materials for Anti-Filtration Systems
https://www.scientific.net/SSP.316.1031

NEW JOBS

Geotest Seeking Electrical Leak Location Testing Technician
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/BQE52jzV6XOvuEL#pdfviewer

OTHER NEWS

South African Geosynthetics Guru Received Multiple Honours
Kelvin Legge elected to Fellow of South African Institution of Civil Engineering and the Geotechnical Division awarded him the South Africa Geotechnical Medal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQMqdeGxUT4      (Kelvin’s video starts at 12.47)

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