January 2022 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * AGA * AGRU * Asian Geosynthetics Association * BAM * Catalloy® * ClosureTurf® * Dr. Jie Han * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM * GEOANZ Conference * GENAP * Geolon® * GSI * Kenviro * Microplastics * Owens Corning * Seaman * Shandong Innovative Material Technology * SIMT * Solmax * TenCate * Tensar * Watershed Geo * XR Fire Retardant

INDUSTRY NEWS

Asian Geosynthetics Association (AGA) Lists the Top 10 Geosynthetic Companies in China for Innovation and Technical Progress
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/01ZU5Kxnt97lVQZ#pdfviewer

Introducing Kenviro – The Personalized Specialist Geomembrane Liner Supply & Installation Company
https://kenviro.com.au/

US’ Seaman Launches XR Fire-Retardant Geomembrane
https://www.technicaltextile.net/news/us-seaman-launches-xr-fire-retardant-geomembrane-278214.html

Owens Corning Patents New Wedge Welder for Welding Dissimilar Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11207843.pdf

Genap Announces New Partnership with Watershed Geo in the Netherlands for the Supply, Installation and Service of the ClosureTurf® Engineered Synthetic Landfill Final Cover System
Genap has had a long-standing partnership with AGRU, the manufacturer of the geomembrane component of ClosureTurf.
ClosureTurf has been installed at over 3,000 acres/1.200 hectares because of its consistent ability to meet and/or exceed compliance and performance standards.
https://www.genap.nl/en/contact/sales-team/

Glacier Geotextile Blankets in Switzerland Highlight Global Disparities in Fighting Climate Change
https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/01/05/glacier-blankets-in-switzerland-highlight-global-disparities-in-fighting-climate-change/

TenCate Geolon® HMI All-In-One Geosynthetic Solution
https://blog.tencategeo.eu/tencate-geolon-hmi-all-in-one-solution-a-strong-quality-which-one-can-see/

Preserving Resources by Covering Glaciers with Geotextiles
https://blog.tencategeo.eu/preserve-resources-by-covering-glaciers-with-geotextiles/

GEOANZ #1 Conference Announce Speakers for Advances in Geosynthetics Conference (7-9 June 2022)
https://geoanzconference.com.au/distinguished-speakers/

ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE FROM GEOSYNTHETICS

Weathering of Geotextiles Under Ultraviolet Exposure: A Neglected Source of Microfibers from Coastal Reclamation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721052451#

Environmental Impact of Geosynthetics in Coastal Protection [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/3/634/pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

FGI Issues Guidelines for Desert Installation of Fabricated Geomembrane Panels
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/28/fabricated-geomembrane-institute-issues-guideline-for-desert-installation-of-fabricated-geomembrane-panels/

Five Pieces of Data That Will Give Higher Assurances of Chemical Compatibility When Selecting a Geomembrane
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/ensuring-geomembrane-chemical-resistance

ADDITIVES TO ENHANCE HDPE GEOMEMBRANES

Advancing & Enhancing HDPE Geomembranes with APS Catalloy® and Masterbatches
https://www.lyondellbasell.com/globalassets/documents/polymers-technical-literature/catalloy/advancing-geomembranes-with-aps-catalloy-and-masterbatches.pdf?id=28370

Addition of Nano-Silica to HDPE Delays the Loss of HALS from the HDPE Film and Increasing UV Stability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014139102100330X

Super HDPE Geomembrane Nanocomposites with Reduced Graphene Oxide: Hardness, Impact and Tribological Properties
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0032386121010983

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI to Sponsor a Webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (Dams, Canals, Reservoirs, Tunnels, Pipes),” (12 Jan 2022)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/23/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetics-in-hydraulic-applications/

FGI to Run Webinar on Textured Geomembrane/Nonwoven Geotextile Interfaces (13 Jan 2022)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/01/03/fabricated-geomembrane-institute-to-stage-a-webinar-on-textured-geomembrane-nonwoven-geotextile-interfaces/
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7199016518384507405

Dr. Jie Han Webinar – Designing with Geosynthetics for Unpaved Roads (18 January 2022)
https://www.acigs.org/events/dr-jie-han-designing-geosynthetics-unpaved-roads-january-2022

GEOTEXTILES

Elevated Temperature Effects on Geotextile–Geomembrane Interface Shear Behaviour
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002698?src=recsys

GEOTEXTILE SAND CONTAINERS

Broome will Discontinue Investigations into the Use of Geotextile Sand Containers as Part of the Redevelopment of Cable Beach
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/eDSYCpUgoec42Tl#pdfviewer

GCLs

Membrane Behaviour of an Exhumed GCL from a MSW Landfill in California [PDF]
https://www.issmge.org/uploads/publications/105/107/9_v09.cpeg063.pdf

Effect of Polymer Elution on Interface Shear Strength Between Bentonite-Polymer Composite GCLs and Geomembranes [PDF]
https://www.issmge.org/uploads/publications/105/107/9_v09.cpeg033.pdf

GCCMs

PET Fibre–Reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composites for Anti-cracking GCCM
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004215

LANDFILL LINERS

Landfill Impervious Geomembrane Layer Damage in Operation Based on Machine Vision
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ees.2021.0276

Inversion of Synthetic and Measured 3D Geoelectrical Data to Study the Geomembrane below a Landfill
https://www.earthdoc.org/content/papers/10.3997/2214-4609.202177072

GEOGRIDS

Analytical Solution for Calculation of Pull-Out Force-Deformation of Geosynthetics Reinforcing Unsaturated Soils
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611442100131X

JOBS

Seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welders for Adelaide Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55424413?type=standout

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