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


Teneo Install Record 91 km of Seams in 595,000m2 HDPE Geomembrane for Evaporation Pond 6 – BHP – Olympic Dam, SA

Owens Corning Develop New Wedge Welder for Welder Dissimilar Geomembranes

Lesite Showcases State-of-the-Art Geomembrane Welders for 2021

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


How to the Push for Increased Geomembrane Stabilization Affects Welding of HDPE Geomembranes


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)

Andrew Lees of Tensar Demonstrates the Large-Scale Bishop Triaxial Cell For Testing Geogrids (Watch Now)

Stefan Niewerth from Huesker to present Webinar on Active Geocomposites for Land and Sub Aqueous Capping (9th November, 2021)


Owens Corning Patents New Wedge Welder for Welder Dissimilar Geomembranes

Watershed Patent Geo Synthetic Turf Ground Cover System For Erosion Protection

New Geotextile Silt Fence Patented


Repairability of Aged PVC waterproofing Membranes: Effect of Joining Method

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


Horizontal Seepage Failure Model and Experimental Study of Damaged Sidewalls of Seams Between Geotube Dam Tubes

Video – Simulating of Geotube Structure With Trapezium Shape Under Static Loading Conditions


Influence of Mechanical Damage under Repeated Loading on the Resistance of Geogrids against Abrasion

Protection of Buried Utilities against Repeated Loading: Application of Geogrid-EPS Geofoam System

Geosynthetic Reinforced Slopes and Embankments – NEW – American Society of Civil Engineers

Modulus of Subgrade Reaction of Unreinforced and Geogrid-Reinforced Granular Fill Over Soft Clay

Laboratory Large-Scale Pull-out Investigation of a New Reinforcement of Composite Geosynthetic Strip

Performance of Tire Chip–Reinforced Sand Found to be Better Than Geogrid-Reinforced Sand for Shallow Foundations


A Chat with the Visionary Leader, Vikramjiet Roy, Managing Director of Maccaferri in India

Maccaferri Rolls Out Environmently-Friendly Products with Reduced Carbon Footprint


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