February 2019 Vol. 1

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Major Announcement Imminent on Restructuring of Australian Geosynthetics Companies  (Breaking News)
Two of the Largest Geosynthetic Providers in Australia are Due to Announce Consolidation.
Both companies are major suppliers of Geogrids and Geotextiles to Large Civil Infrastructure and Construction Projects in Australia

Champ Equity’s Jaybro Acquisition Utilizing Prudent Leverage to Drive Value Creation

Australian Researchers and Global Synthetics Publish on Use of Geogrids and Recycled Rubber in Railroad Infrastructure for Enhanced Performance [PDF]

Jaybro Supplies 210,000 m2 of Polypropylene Geogrid to Ace Contractors for Wind Farm Infrastructure Works

Coal Seam Gas Brine Salt Landfill a “Disaster Waiting to Happen”
Council concerns about the risks associated with a salt dump at Chinchilla in Queensland, located close to a waterway that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin

Tailings Dam Sludge Could Come Back to Bite Mining (The Australian)  (Breaking News)

Deadly Brazil Mine Accident Puts Tailings Dams in Spotlight (Breaking News)

Minimising the Risks of Tailings Dam Failures  (Breaking News)

Geomembranes as Bottom Liners in Tailing Storage Facilities in the Canadian Arctic
Project is being led by Professors Kerry Rowe, Richard Brachman and Fady Abdelaal with industrial partners CTT Group, Golder Associates Ltd,  Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., Knight Piésold, Ltd., Layfield Group, Solmax International Inc., SNC-Lavalin Inc., Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc.,  Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. and Wood PLC with  funding by a NSERC Strategic Grant.

GNA Announced as the Media Partner for MAXConference in Russia

Russian Conference on Geosynthetic Materials in Road Construction (March 12-13, 2019)
– http://maxconf.ru/en/event/84/
– http://maxconf.ru/en/news/item/445/

In Situ Evaluation of Performance of Reclamation Measures Implemented on Abandoned Reactive Tailings Disposal Site

New GCL with Enhancement Additive Combined with Bentonite to Provide Enhanced Resistance to Aggressive Leachate Contaminants

New GCL with Polymer Modification for Sealing and Containment in Harsh Environments such as Brine Containing Hydrocarbons and Low pH Contaminants

Water Retention of Geosynthetic Clay Liners: Dependence on Void Ratio and Temperature

Innovative Structural Drainage Geosynthetics for Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments

More Contractors, Agencies Using Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric as Separation Layer in Concrete Overlays

Experimental Study on Bed Pressure Around Geotextile Mattress With Sloping Plate

160,000m2 of the Cirtex High-Strength Woven Geotextile Used on Christchurch Northern Corridor in NZ

GSI W-22 Webinar Entitled: “Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls; Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement”

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