August 2021 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACIGS * Cortex Composites * Dorey * ExcelPlas * GCCM * Geocomposite * GSI * Raven * Solmax * TENSAR * Terram * TILTEX


Cortex Composites’ Broadest and Strongest GCCM Patent Granted in the US Last Week
This is their most significant patent yet and this latest patent makes 8 US patents for Cortex, and 40 patents worldwide for Cortex.

Raven Industries Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results
Consolidated net sales were $114.4 million, an increase of 34.3 percent versus the prior year
Engineered Films’ net sales increased 57.5 percent versus the prior year as the division’s end-markets continued their recovery from the adverse effects of the global pandemic, leading to year-over-year growth across all end-markets

MAJOR REVIEW – Polymer Geogrids: A Review of Material, Design and Structure Relationships [PDF]

New Geosynthetics Design Online Tool and Workshop for Unpaved Roads

GSI to Host Webinar on Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics (Sept. 8th, 2021)

Dorey Presents the Major Benefits of Geomembrane Welding Machines


New Patent Protects 100’s of Different GCCM Materials Including Innumerable Geocomposite Combinations and Iterations

Exclusive Anti-Cracking GCCM Outperforms in Sydney’s Highest Rainfall in 38 Years

Tiltex Australia Announce Launch of New Website for Exclusive GCCM


Design Guidance for Protection of Geomembrane Liners in Landfill Applications

Modelling of Non-Isothermal Diffusion of Contaminants in an Unsaturated Composite Geomembrane Liner

Top Reasons Chemical Resistance Is a Very Important Geomembrane Property

101 on How to Install a Geomembrane Liner in a Large Pond

Solmax Published APAC eNews (August 2021 Edition)

Plasticisers in the Terrestrial Environment: Sources (Including Geomembranes), Occurrence and Fate


Classification of Geotextiles and Analysis on Tests for Their Tensile Properties [PDF]

Application of Wicking Geotextile for Pavement Infrastructure on Expansive Soil


Near Geogrid Stiffness Quantification in Airport Pavement Base Layers Using Bender Element Field Sensor

Experimental Investigation of the Stabilization Performance of Geogrids for Unpaved Roads with Low Bearing Capacity Subgrade

Geotechnical Centrifuge and Full-Scale Laboratory Testing for Performance Evaluation of Conventional and High-Speed Railway Track Structures


Meet The TERRAM Team : Adam Brooksbank

Waikiki Groin Engineering with Geotextiles for Coastal Management by Joseph Little (Video)


ACigs Technical Forum 2 – Registrations Now Open

ACigs 2021 Photo Competition Now Open


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