December 2018 Vol. 7

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On behalf of the Staff, Management and Editors of GNA we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. 2018 has been a landmark year for GNA expanding our readership tremendously and globally. We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store.

Australian and New Zealand Distributor Appointed for Concrete Mat Cloth (CMC)
http://www.theblastgroup.com/mining-and-construction.html
Contact: Miles Ellery, The Blast Group <miles.ellery@theblastgroup.com>

New Patent for Geotube Levees and Berms
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180340305A1/en

New Patent for Geotextile Fasteners
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180347610A1/en

Landfill Capping Causes Temporary Odors
https://www.longislandadvance.net/6186/Landfill-capping-causes-temporary-odors

Special on HDPE Floating Covers

Aeramix’s New Floating HDPE Discs have Evaporation Covered
https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/water/floating-discs-have-evaporation-covered/news-story/9659bb16245466c7e468218eb0979d12

Hexa-Cover® Secure Australian Defence Force Lagoons for Cleaner Water
https://stateofgreen.com/en/partners/hexa-cover/news/hexa-cover-secure-australian-defence-force-more-and-cleaner-water/

Comparison of Performance of Various Floating Covers
http://www.awtti.com/dam-floating-cover/

Solar Floating Geosynthetic Cover
https://www.contitech.de/en-gl/Solutions/Surface-Materials/Mechanical-engineering/Solar-floating-cover-material

IEC Covers Installs Geosynthetic Covers for California’s 1st Operational Dairy Digester
https://www.ieccovers.com/iec-covers-installs-covers-for-californias-1st-operational-dairy-digester/

Part 6 & the final webinar of our 6-part series covers The Effect of Elevated Temperatures on Geosynthetics – Presented by Dr. Timothy Stark
https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/protected/download-content

Geosynthetic Interface Shear Testing Webinar (Jan 23, 2019)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1891890470902829067

Geotube Wall to Prevent Sea Erosion Breached
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/171218/kakinada-geotube-wall-to-prevent-sea-erosion-breached.html

LMI Group Investments Pty Ltd Drummoyne NSW Seeking Geomembrane Welders
https://au.indeed.com/cmp/LMI-Group-Investments/jobs/Hdpe-Welding-Technician-adeb3aa245eae7c4?q=Welding&vjs=3

UK Company Touts Benefits of Bituminous Geomembrane Liners
https://www.bmigroup.com/our-solutions/civil-engineering/mining-and-hydro

IGS Video Geosynthetics For Sustainable Development Aimed at Chinese Market
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNkZQrIHyNo

A Critical Review of the Performance of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Railroad Ballast
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329545381_A_critical_review_of_the_performance_of_geosynthetic-reinforced_railroad_ballast

Modelling Demonstrates Benefit Of Geogrid-reinforced Aggregate Base
https://mntransportationresearch.org/2018/12/13/modeling-demonstrates-benefit-of-geogrid-reinforced-aggregate-base/


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