December 2020 Vol. 5

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Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS: * Axter * BGM * Coletanche Solar™ * Concrete Canvas * FLI * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM  * GNA * Gripple * IGS * Liner-Lock™  * NAUE * Reuters * Rio Tinto * SDG (China) * Shandong Dajin Geosynthetics * TCS Geotechnics * TenCate * Tim Stark



INDUSTRY NEWS

Concrete Canvas Wins at Inaugural Wales STEM Awards
https://www.concretecanvas.com/concrete-canvas-wins-at-inaugural-wales-stem-awards/

Lake Francis Dam Maintenance with GCCM
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/12/11/lake-francis-dam-maintenance-with-gccm/

Introducing Coletanche Solar™ – Rio Tinto Installs Bituminuous Geomembrane (BGM) with Flexible Solar Cells
For the first time, a bituminous waterproofing geomembrane with flexible photovoltaic modules has been installed. This solution allows reusing areas such as closed landfills or industrial wastelands while providing clean renewable energy. 3500m² of  Coletanche XP have been installed, topped by 1170 flexible photovoltaic modules for a total of 130 kWp for Rio Tinto Mining Company.
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6742385849394044928

Australian Engineers Design Irrigated Composite Liners for Fast Hydration and Prevention of Thermal Desiccation of Geosynthetics Clay Liners
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300832

Russian Scientists Create Self-Healing Geosynthetics
https://sputniknews.com/science/202012171081491311-russian-scientists-create-self-healing-roads-made-of-garbage/

FLI Global Becomes Founding Member Of New IGS Foundation
https://www.fli-group.com/about-us/latest-news/fli-global-becomes-founding-member-igs-foundation

Reuters Photo of Geotextile Covering Glacier Considered Photo of the Year on Role of Geosynthetics to Combat Climate Change
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/QCyQUcjAdTVV3bZ

GEOMEMBRANES

How to Avoid The Traps and Pitfalls in Purchasing Geomembranes (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGW7lmaVT7I

Best Practice Principles of HDPE Geomembrane Welding from NAUE (WATCH NOW)
https://webinar.naue.com/basic-principles-of-carbofol-hdpe-geomembrane-welding/

Tim Stark Video Podcast – Episode-22-Panel-Discussion-Subgrade-Prep-CQC/CQA (LISTEN NOW)
https://anchor.fm/fgi/episodes/Episode-22-Panel-Discussion-Subgrade-Prep-CQCCQA-enrs3f

Environmental Protection Inc. Shares Tips on Cold Weather Installation of Geomembranes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/12/10/environmental-protection-inc-shares-tips-on-cold-weather-installation-of-geomembranes/

Liner-Lock™ Self-Sealing Anchoring System for Geomembranes to Prevents Uplift or Draw Down Movements
https://www.gripple.com/products/civil-construction/liner-lock/

GEOTEXTILES 

Are you Specifying and Using the Correct Separation Geotextiles?  Online (28TH JANUARY 2020)
Ian Fraser is currently Technical Director with TCS Geotechnics and Treasurer/Officer of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).  He is a geotechnical engineer with over 30 years of experience in geotechnical consultancy, specialist geotechnical contracting and geosynthetics system design, supply and construction. Ian has accumulated extensive experience of the geosynthetics industry via senior roles with some of its key players. 
https://www.igs-uk.org/

Coastal Protection with Geotextile Sand Containers (WATCH NOW)
https://webinar.naue.com/coastal-protection-with-geotextile-sand-containers/

NEW RESEARCH

Review of Application and Innovation of Geotextiles in Geotechnical Engineering
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/13/7/1774/pdf

Cyclic Shear Behaviour of GMB/GCL Composite Liner
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301424

Global and Local Sand–Geosynthetic Interface Behaviour
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgeot.19.P.109

Shear Behaviour of Canadian Marine clay/Geomembrane Interface Under Freeze–Thaw Cycles
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.15.00055

Changes in Physical Properties of Geosynthetic Materials under the Action of Chemical Media
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/5.0032413

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