June 2021 Vol. 8

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Andrew Lees * BGM * Bidim™ * Catrin Tarnowski * ExcelPlas * Geocell * Geotube™ * Huesker * Lesite * Maccaferri * Owens Corning * Pit Thermal Energy Storage * Solmax * SRWRA * TenCate * Teneo * Tensar * Thomas Labda * WaterShed

INDUSTRY NEWS

Teneo Install Record 91 km of Seams in 595,000m2 HDPE Geomembrane for Evaporation Pond 6 – BHP – Olympic Dam, SA
https://teneogroup.com.au/odep6/

Owens Corning Develop New Wedge Welder for Welder Dissimilar Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210187867.pdf

Lesite Showcases State-of-the-Art Geomembrane Welders for 2021
https://www.lesiteweld.com/uploads/Lesite-General-Catalog-2021.pdf

Presentation on SRWRA’s Piggy Back Liner Using a Bituminous Geomembrane (BGM) [PDF]
https://www.wmrr.asn.au/common/Uploaded files/ALTS/2021/Don Richardson.pdf

TenCate Releases New Video on Bidim® Accorder® FR Geocells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97k4Kq4umJk

TECH NOTES

How to the Push for Increased Geomembrane Stabilization Affects Welding of HDPE Geomembranes
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/4Bu4Xh20e3PNoI3#pdfviewer

TRAINING

Webinar – Using High-Temperature Resistant Geomembrane for Pit Thermal Energy Storage at 95 deg.C. – Jul 6, 2021 3.30 PM (Brisbane Time)
By Catrin Tarnowski and Thomas Labda (Solmax)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e5TmJwZXRCOhB0Yi6JnjoA

Andrew Lees of Tensar Demonstrates the Large-Scale Bishop Triaxial Cell For Testing Geogrids (Watch Now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41fPC_O8zao

Stefan Niewerth from Huesker to present Webinar on Active Geocomposites for Land and Sub Aqueous Capping (9th November, 2021)
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/event/igs-uk-webinar-active-geocomposites/

NEW PATENTS

Owens Corning Patents New Wedge Welder for Welder Dissimilar Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210187867.pdf

Watershed Patent Geo Synthetic Turf Ground Cover System For Erosion Protection
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021127451A1.pdf

New Geotextile Silt Fence Patented
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021119403A1.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Repairability of Aged PVC waterproofing Membranes: Effect of Joining Method
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352710219320881

Presentation on SRWRA’s Piggy Back Liner Using a Bituminous Geomembrane (BGM) [PDF]
https://www.wmrr.asn.au/common/Uploaded files/ALTS/2021/Don Richardson.pdf

New Method for Screening HALS to Optimize UV Resistance of HDPE
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.51262

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Horizontal Seepage Failure Model and Experimental Study of Damaged Sidewalls of Seams Between Geotube Dam Tubes
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0231624

Video – Simulating of Geotube Structure With Trapezium Shape Under Static Loading Conditions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSG1y0z-UH0

GEOGRIDS

Influence of Mechanical Damage under Repeated Loading on the Resistance of Geogrids against Abrasion
https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/materials/materials-14-03544/article_deploy/materials-14-03544.pdf

Protection of Buried Utilities against Repeated Loading: Application of Geogrid-EPS Geofoam System
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002120

Geosynthetic Reinforced Slopes and Embankments – NEW – American Society of Civil Engineers
https://collaborate.asce.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=049a9a2d-c287-4a45-806d-df510d8646c8&Home/events

Modulus of Subgrade Reaction of Unreinforced and Geogrid-Reinforced Granular Fill Over Soft Clay
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GM.1943-5622.0002115

Laboratory Large-Scale Pull-out Investigation of a New Reinforcement of Composite Geosynthetic Strip
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674775521000755

Performance of Tire Chip–Reinforced Sand Found to be Better Than Geogrid-Reinforced Sand for Shallow Foundations
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-021-14876-5

MACCAFERRI NEWS

A Chat with the Visionary Leader, Vikramjiet Roy, Managing Director of Maccaferri in India
https://geo-xchange.com/conversation-with-vikramjiet-roy-maccaferri-india/

Maccaferri Rolls Out Environmently-Friendly Products with Reduced Carbon Footprint
https://mediabrief.com/maccaferri-environment-friendly-products/

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