August 2021 Vol. 5

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

INDUSTRY NEWS

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.
https://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2-HITOFF&p-1&u-/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html

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
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210825005774/en/Raven-Industries-Reports-Second-Quarter-Fiscal-2022-Results

MAJOR REVIEW – Polymer Geogrids: A Review of Material, Design and Structure Relationships [PDF]
https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/materials/materials-14-04745/article_deploy/materials-14-04745-v2.pdf

New Geosynthetics Design Online Tool and Workshop for Unpaved Roads
https://www.paperadvance.com/blogs/fpinnovations/new-geosynthetics-design-online-tool-and-workshop-for-unpaved-roads.html

GSI to Host Webinar on Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics (Sept. 8th, 2021)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/08/27/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-lifetime-predictions-of-nonexposed-and-exposed-geosynthetics/

Dorey Presents the Major Benefits of Geomembrane Welding Machines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMZZzfngm5A

GCCM NEWS

New Patent Protects 100’s of Different GCCM Materials Including Innumerable Geocomposite Combinations and Iterations
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11098486.pdf

Exclusive Anti-Cracking GCCM Outperforms in Sydney’s Highest Rainfall in 38 Years
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SrxopFbum26f0OP#pdfviewer

Tiltex Australia Announce Launch of New Website for Exclusive GCCM
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/IpZx2MoTpvPcBpX#pdfviewer

GEOMEMBRANES

Design Guidance for Protection of Geomembrane Liners in Landfill Applications
https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cgj-2021-0222

Modelling of Non-Isothermal Diffusion of Contaminants in an Unsaturated Composite Geomembrane Liner
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169421008982

Top Reasons Chemical Resistance Is a Very Important Geomembrane Property
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/chemical-resistance-in-geomembranes

101 on How to Install a Geomembrane Liner in a Large Pond
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/08/25/how-to-install-a-liner-in-a-large-pond/

Solmax Published APAC eNews (August 2021 Edition)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/XFhkCfGTIfVz0u5#pdfviewer

Plasticisers in the Terrestrial Environment: Sources (Including Geomembranes), Occurrence and Fate
https://www.publish.csiro.au/en/pdf/EN21033

GEOTEXTILES

Classification of Geotextiles and Analysis on Tests for Their Tensile Properties [PDF]
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2009/1/012012/pdf

Application of Wicking Geotextile for Pavement Infrastructure on Expansive Soil
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77234-5_44

GEOGRIDS

Near Geogrid Stiffness Quantification in Airport Pavement Base Layers Using Bender Element Field Sensor
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77234-5_58

Experimental Investigation of the Stabilization Performance of Geogrids for Unpaved Roads with Low Bearing Capacity Subgrade
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77234-5_59

Geotechnical Centrifuge and Full-Scale Laboratory Testing for Performance Evaluation of Conventional and High-Speed Railway Track Structures
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77234-5_78

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

Meet The TERRAM Team : Adam Brooksbank
https://terram.com/news/meet-the-terram-team-adam-brooksbank/

Waikiki Groin Engineering with Geotextiles for Coastal Management by Joseph Little (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkbSS9JeB5Q

ACIGS NEWS

ACigs Technical Forum 2 – Registrations Now Open
https://www.acigs.org/events/technical-forum-2-soil-reinforcement-geo-reinforcement

ACigs 2021 Photo Competition Now Open
https://www.acigs.org/acigs-photo-competition-2021

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