February 2021 Vol. 4

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Tensar’s Patent Infringement Action Dismissed (Breaking News)
https://www.goodmansip.ca/post/trial-judgment-dismissing-patent-infringement-action-for-want-of-evidence-upheld

Federal Court’s Tensar Geogrid Patent Dismissal Decision READ HERE (Breaking News)
https://decisions.fca-caf.gc.ca/fca-caf/decisions/en/item/491324/index.do

White & Case Advises Morgan Stanley on US$295 Million Refinancing for Tensar Corp. (Breaking News)
https://www.whitecase.com/news/press-release/white-case-advises-morgan-stanley-us295-million-refinancing-tensar-corp-text-Global-20law-20firm-20White-20-26-20Case,million-20second-2Dlien-20term-20loan.

TenCate Releases Geosynthetics Corporate Video 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXPTslfPIyk

7th European Geosynthetics Conference Postponed to 19-22 September 2021 in Poland Due to COVID-19
https://eurogeo7.org/

ZebraTube™ Geotextile Dewatering  Tubes – The Simple Alternative
https://www.crown.co.za/images/latest-news-2021/MCA/Geotextile_dewatering_bags_the_simple_alternative.pdf

Geofabrics Launch Dedicated Mining and Tailings Site
https://www.geofabricsmining.com.au/

New Polyethylene for Geosynthetics With Improved Mechanical Properties at Elevated Temperatures Using Dynamic Crosslinking
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02870

ACIGS February Webinar – In-service Condition of Final Covers Over Historic Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal Facilities in the US
https://www.acigs.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=21

Geomembrane Installer E&E Installs more than 1,000,000 m2 of  Liner in New Caledonia
https://www.eauetenvironnement.com/

GEOMEMBRANES

The Influence of Damage to the Geomembrane Layer on the Seepage Pattern and Discharge at the Homogeneous Embankment Dam
https://civense.ub.ac.id/index.php/civense/article/download/92/56

When to Choose a Sheet Membrane vs Spray Membrane
https://www.bluey.com.au/bluseal/when-to-choose-a-sheet-membrane-vs-spray-membrane

Introducing BluSeal™ AKS – Anchor Knob Sheet Cast In HDPE Liner for Concrete Protection (Sponsored Link)
https://www.bluey.com.au/products/bluseal-aks

VERTICAL CUT-OFF WALLS

Membrane Behaviour and Diffusion Properties of GCL Vertical Cut-off Wall Backfill Exposed to Lead Contamination
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S001379522100048X

ASTM Developing New Specification for PVC Geosynthetic Sheet Piling for Cut-offs Walls and Containment Barriers
https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/WORKITEMS/WK75165.htm

GEOGRIDS & GEOTEXTILES

Dynamic Puncture Behaviour of the Calendered Geotextile Compound Fabrics
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00405000.2021.1883234?src=&journalCode=tjti20

ASCE Offers Virtual Workshop: Geosynthetic-Reinforced MSE Walls, Berms, Embankments, and Slopes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/02/10/asce-offers-virtual-workshop-geosynthetic-reinforced-mse-walls-berms-embankments-and-slopes/

GeoFabrics Case Study: Diamond Crossing Replacement with TrackTex®
https://railway-news.com/case-study-diamond-crossing-replacement-with-tracktex/

ASTM Updates Standard Guide For Acceptance Testing Requirements For Geonets And Geonet Drainage Geocomposites (D7273/D7273M-08(2020))
https://webstore.ansi.org/standards/astm/astmd7273d7273m082020

OTHER NEWS

IGS Student Award ($1,000 USD) Australia and New Zealand
https://www.acigs.org/igs-student-award-1000-usd-australia-and-new-zealand/

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Challenges and Opportunities with Lined Tailings Dams (SRK Consulting)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YDjEWnNqtoeng0g#pdfviewer

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