February 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * BASF * ExcelPlas * FGI * Geotube * GSI * Hallaton * Intermas * Solmax * Solvay * TenCate * 

New Website from Solmax Highlights an Expanding Field
“Solmax has grown its manufacturing footprint and product lines significantly over the past few years, both organically and through acquisition,” says Andreea Sasu, Global Marketing Director. “We wanted a website that reflects the energized vision of the company—facilitating progress while protecting the earth—and that gives our customers rapid access to both the general and highly technical information they need to make informed decisions.”
https://www.solmax.com/

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing – WE KNOW POLYMERS, WE KNOW TESTING
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-2pp-Geosynthetics-NTs.pdf 

Webinar Announcement for Wednesday, February 19  “Webinar 18 – Surface Impoundment Design and Performance” 
https://geosynthetic-institute.org/webinar.htm 

BASF UV Stabilizers Protect Geosynthetic Oil Spill Barriers from Degradation by Intense Sunlight
https://www.basf.com/ca/en/who-we-are/sustainability/whats-new/sustainability-news/2019/BASF-light-stabilizers-protect-oil-spill-barriers-from-degradation.html 

Solvay’s New HMW HALS Capacity Now Online, Satisfies Demand for High Durability Geosynthetics
https://www.solvay.com/en/press-release/solvays-new-hmw-hals-capacity-now-online-satisfies-demand-light-stabilizers 

Effect of Geotextile Sewing Method on Dewatering Performance of Geotubes
https://jvejournals.com/article/21270 

Evaluating Measurement of Strain Hardening Method for Mechanical Assessment of Geomembrane Service Life in MSW Landfills
https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6517&context=etd 

OFDR Sensing Technology based Distributed Monitoring and Stability Analysis of Geogrid-Reinforced-Slope
http://www.papersearch.net/thesis/article.asp?key=3743546 

INTERMAS NETS has been Awarded the Winning Tender for its CapDrain™ Drainage Geocomposites in the Capping of Hyderabad Municipal Solid Waste Dump Site
https://www.intermasgroup.com/news/supply-of-drainage-geocomposite-capdrain-at-hyderabad-municipal-solid-waste-dump-site-capping.html 

Numerical Simulation for Solute Transport in a Deformable Landfill Liner
https://research-repository.griffith.edu.au/bitstream/handle/10072/391064/Wu-20Sheng-20Final-20Thesis-redacted.pdf?sequence=1 

Mechanical and Osmotic Consolidation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners: a Laboratory Study
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00008 

IIT-Madras Develops Eco-friendly Geotextile Alternative to Seawalls 
http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/110220/iit-madras-develops-eco-friendly-alternative-to-seawalls.html


 


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