January 2022 Vol. 3

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Shamrock Civil Begins Work on HDPE Lined Concentrated Brine Pond for Arrow Energy

TenCate Wins Award of Excellence for Cleanout of Coal Mine Settling Ponds using Geotube®

Formosa Plastics Faces $2.2M in New Fines for Texas Plastic Resin Pollution

Geomembrane Manufacturer’s QC Webinar by Raven Liner Expert & Quality Engineer (16 Feb. 2022)

Geofabrics Australia Upgrades Lighting with ROI of Less than One Year

Launceston’s $10m Landfill Cell More than Hole in the Ground

Constructech Top Products Awards Tensar International (VIDEO)

Huesker White Paper – A New Safe and Sustainable Approach for Constructing Ballast Layers for Waste Containment Facility Liner Systems

Transitioning the Mining Industry to Sustainability with Geosynthetics by Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems

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Halliburton Patent New GCLs and Process of Manufacture

Tensar Patent Multi-Axial Integral Geogrid and Methods of Making and Using Same


Performance Analysis of Geomembrane Subjected Under Elevated Temperatures

Photostabilization of Polyethylene Sheet by a HALS Stabilizer in Blooming Conditions and Impact of Machine Direction Orientation During Processing

Chemical Characterization of Polyethylene Geomembranes by Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry Using Multivariate Tools

Study on the Durability of HDPE Geomembranes Applied to Geotechnics and the Environment Using Laboratory Aged Samples and In Situ Exhumed Samples

Impressive Drone Footage of Large Chinese Geomembrane Installation


Control of Frost Effects in Susceptible Soils Using a Novel Sandwich Geocomposite Composed of Geotextile-Soil-Nano Silica Aerogel-Geotextile Liners

Slope Reinforcement Study Using Geotextiles in Indonesia


Geotextile Sandbags Generally Considered a Temporary Measure to Protect Beaches from Wave Action

Coastal Erosion: Pentha Geotextile Tube Mission a Stillborn Experiment


Transitioning the Mining Industry to Sustainability with Geosynthetics by Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems

Performance of Pervious Pavement Using Geocell Confinement Under Different Drainage Conditions: Numerical Investigation


Scale Effect on the Behaviour of Circular Footing on Geogrid-Reinforced Sand Using Numerical Analysis

Evaluating Geosynthetic Base Stabilization on Lateritic Gravel and Granular Material Under Cyclic Moving Wheel Loads

Experimental Investigation of Geogrid-Reinforced Sand Cushions for Rock Sheds Against Rockfall Impact

Effect of Number of Reinforcement Layers and Loading Magnitude on the Performance of Square Footing Embedded in Geogrid Reinforced Flyash Beds Under Cyclic Loading

Control of Liquefaction Potential by Geosynthetic Reinforcements—A Study


TENEO seeking Geomembrane Welding Technicians for Darwin

APEC Industries in Abu Dhabi Seeking Geotechnical Engineer to Develop Geosynthetic Products


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