December 2020 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Axter * BGM * Casade Geosynthetics * Cofra * DOW * ELIS Tech * ExcelPlas * Genafloat™  * Genap * GeoAmericas Conference 2020 * Geotube™ * GNA * Huesker * Layfield  * NAUE * Owens Corning * Pipeslotting * Presto * Propex * Raven * TenCate * Tensar * Wrekin Products

INDUSTRY NEWS

Announcing Cascade Geosynthetics Supported by Tencate, Propex, Presto GeoWeb and NAUE
https://www.aspent.com/news/detail/42/

Cofra the Experts in Vertical HDPE Geomembrane Cut-off Barriers
https://cofra.com/downloads.html?type=49&tx_boskalisdownloads_download

Intelligent Leak Detection in Geosynthetic-Lined Impoundments, Tailings Ponds and Beyond (White Paper)
https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5cff66a9370a135336a66dd6/5d6672021b07762c2fb1423e_Elistech_whitePaper_web.pdf

First Aid Geomembrane Repair Best Practices and Recommendations
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/English/Knowledge-Center/December-2020/First-Aid-Geomembrane-Repair-Best-Practices-and-Recommendations.aspx

The ‘Band Aid’ Solution for Emergency Geomembrane Repairs
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/Geosynthetics/Tech-Notes/Tape-Seam-Guide.aspx

Canal Lining Session at the GeoAmericas Conference 2020 (Full Recording of the Presentations)
https://www.ericblond.com/post/canal-lining-session-at-the-geoamericas-conference-2020

Largest Landfill Transformation on Earth (Special Feature)
http://www.star-revue.com/largest-landfill-transformation-on-earth/

Tencate Offering Geosynthetics Webinar Series with Virtual Learning Portal
https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/resources/virtual-learning

Raven Industries (RAVN) Stock Price Jumps by 50% in 2 months (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/lejf91pNZ19A6o2​

Head of Huesker Speaks on ‘Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc91gs5XmU8

NEW PATENTS

Raven Patents Barrier Tape for Seaming and Repair of Barrier Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10850483.pdf

Dow Patents New HDPE Composition for Geomembranes Based on UHMWPE with In-Built Processing Aid
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10858505.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

How to Line a Large Dam with Geomembrane in just 6 Hours!
Environmental Containment Using Field and Factory Fabricated Geomembranes
https://assets-global.website-files.com/5977726d80d12837b9592f43/5eb9e8162eca5a108820e629-26%20-20Environmenta-20Containment-20Using-20Factory-20and-20Field-20Fabricated-20Geomembranes.pdf

FLOATING COVERS

Geosynthetic Floating Cover Solutions from Genafloat™
https://www.genap.nl/en/solutions/horticulture/water-reservoirs-and-lagoons/reservoir-covers/

GEOTEXTILES

Thames-Coromandel: Successful Completion of the New Zealand Beach Protection
This project involved filling 80 geotextile bags with 2.5m3 of sand each from a pre-selected area below high tide, where the sand was previously washing to and accumulating.
https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2020/12/08/thames-coromandel-successful-completion-of-the-flaxmill-bay-work/

Effect of Unequal Biaxial Tensile Strains on the Filtration Behaviour of Continuous Filament Needle-Punched Nonwoven Geotextiles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301060?dgcid=rss_sd_all

GEOPIPES

Perforated & Slotted Pipe Solutions  for Landfill Leachate Collection
http://www.pipeslotting.com.au

GEOGRIDS

Using Geogrids for Fine-tuning Temporary Access (by Craig Andrews Engineering Manager (UK & Ireland) for Geogrids at Wrekin Geosynthetics)
https://www.geplus.co.uk/opinion/fine-tuning-temporary-access-11-12-2020/

Evaluating the Fatigue Resistance of the Innovative Geogrid-Reinforced Composite Asphalt Mixture
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2020/8845647/

PUBLISHED VIDEO WEBINARS

Published Webinar – Bituminous Geomembranes (BGM) – 15 Years of Experience in Latin America for Hydraulic Applications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaxAGuEIZ1g

Propex Webinar Entitled ‘Engineering Earth Armouring Solutions’ by Ben Campbell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOUrmraqeZI

Tencate Offering Geosynthetics Webinar Series with Virtual Learning Portal
https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/resources/virtual-learning

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