January 2021 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * American Wick Drain * BGM * Ceteau * Concrete Fabric™ * Cortex Composites * EPA * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM  * GNA * GSI * Halliburton * Jaybro * Monash University  * Nuolian * Polyfabrics * Propex GeoSolutions * SCG (Thailand) * Taian Nuolian * Titan Environmental Containment * Watershed Geosynthetics

INDUSTRY NEWS

GNA Listed As Media Partner of Geosynthetic Research Institute (GSI)
https://geosynthetic-institute.org/

Breaking News – Polyfabrics Acquired by Jaybro Group Effective 7th January 2021
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/9P4vEJFjD7jDXZb#pdfviewer​

New Concrete Fabric™ GCCM with Competitive Price Point from USD$16/m2 Landed
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/IHZeYwMUXnckEve#pdfviewer​

Cortex Composites Granted New Overarching U.S. Patent for GCCM
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/oh4ZGng60lxmc8m#pdfviewer​
https://www.forconstructionpros.com/concrete/equipment-products/concrete-materials/press-release/21208108/cortex-composites-inc-cortex-composites-receives-new-us-patent-for-gccm-cortex

Watershed Geosynthetics Patents Wind Resistant Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2616193B1.pdf

EPA Completes First Phase of a Mississippi Superfund Site Using Watershed Geo ClosureTurf™
https://watershedgeo.com/epa-completes-first-phase-of-a-mississippi-superfund-site-using-closureturf/

Propex GeoSolutions is Hitting the Refresh Button in 2021 With New Mobile Friendly Website
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/M3deGS3HgazNXeO#pdfviewer

First Council in Australia to Use a Bituminous Geomembrane (BGM) to Cap a Landfill Site for its Rehabilitation
https://www.miragenews.com/council-leading-way-with-landfill-rehabilitation-project/

GCCM

Video of Nuolian GCCM Deployment for Highway Ditch Lining Project
https://youtu.be/bNxSRnJtOsg

Effects of Time and Flexural Direction on an Anisotropic Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM)
https://thekeep.eiu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1152&context=honors_theses

New US Patent Granted for Cementitious Composite Mat
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10870964.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Titan Environmental Containment Publish Scientific Paper on  Capture of Algae from Lake Water Using Non-Woven Geotextile Filter Media
https://www.titanenviro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Journal-of-Environmental-Managment-Titan-Concordia-University-Research-Article-vol.-279-15-January-20211111766.pdf

Studies on Damage and Stability Analysis of Breakwaters Armoured with Geotextile Sand Containers (GSC)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301515

Role of Geotextile Tubes as Breakwaters to Prevent Severe Beach Erosion on Bali
https://journals.tdl.org/icce/index.php/icce/article/view/10341/9627

Chinese Scientists Cover Glacier with Geotextile Blankets to Slow Melt
http://www.ecns.cn/news/2021-01-05/detail-ihafkemm6621499.shtml
https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/china-blankets-glaciers-climate-change-b1783178.html

Introducing a Novel Tubular Geotextile (Braid Structure) to Reinforce Sand Beds
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgrim.18.00104

Behaviour of Sandy Soil Reinforced with Geotextile Having Partially and Fully Wrapped Ends
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgrim.18.00102

GCLs

Halliburton Patents New GCLs and Method for Manufacturing
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2020251562A1.pdf

Monash University Scientists Develop a Novel Technique to Monitor GCL Osmotic Suction Control
https://research.monash.edu/en/publications/a-novel-transient-gravimetric-monitoring-technique-implemented-to

Variability of Fibre Reinforcement, Peel Strength, and Internal Shear Strength in Needle-Punched GCLs
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002471

Attenuation of Cr/Pb in Bauxite Leachates by Bentonite–Polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liners
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2020/ra/d0ra06921c

NEW RESEARCH

Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction in Inclined-Plane Shear and Geosynthetic Short-Term Tensile Response – Influence of Installation Damage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820340228

Short-Term Tensile Behaviour of Three Geosynthetics After Exposure to Recycled Construction and Demolition Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820340356

Geosynthetic Performance Against Slope Erosion Caused by High Intensity Rainfall
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00052

Mechanism and Dynamic Evolution of Leachate Collection System Clogging in MSW Landfills 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0956053X20306851

Influence of Waste Temperatures on Long-Term Landfill Performance
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001855

Production of Waste Rubber-Made Geogrid Reinforcement for Strengthening Weak Soils
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-9399-4_23

PVDs

Ceteau Installs 85,000 Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD) to Dewater New Residential Area
https://ceteau.com/projects/vetical-drainage-for-new-residential-area-in-reeve/

American Wick Drain is Considering a $3.5 Million Expansion at its site within the Monroe Corporate Centre
https://thecharlotteweekly.com/ucweekly/2020/12/monroe-offers-incentives-to-help-company-expand/

NEW PRODUCTS

High Temperature Geomembrane Liners Resistant to 316 Deg.C and Most Chemicals
https://textilescoated.com/high-temperature-geomembrane-liners

UPCOMING WEBINARS

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Attachment and Penetration Design and Installation (4th Feb. 2021)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4136179536935879180

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