March 2020 Vol. 6

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COVID-19 Update: Geogrid Production Restarts at Tensar’s Wuhan plant

NAUE Asia Continue to Deliver Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 and Maccaferri’s Preparedness

Solmax Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Control

ExcelPlas Moves to Automated Testing and Robotic Autosampler During COVID-19
ExcelPlas continues to remain operational and accessible for geosynthetic and polymer testing during this difficult period and has switched to more automated testing, 
robotic autosampling equipment and remote-access video monitoring to ensure continuity of work flow.  75% of staff are working from home checking and writing reports.

Graphite-Embedded Polyethylene Liner Kills 99.99% of Bacteria on Contact

Teneo Showcases Cell 5B Liner Installation at Phosphate Hill (A$68 Mil Project)

Identification of Leachate Infiltration and its Flow Pathway in HDPE-Lined Landfill by means of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)

Podcast – Tim Discusses Air Channel Testing for Fabricated Geomembranes—Air-Channel-Testing-ec04na

Tech Talk: Why Proper Testing is Required for Identifying Polymer-Modified GCLs

Back-Analysis of the Water Retention curve of a GCL on the Wetting Path

Effects of Pressure on Graphene Oxide Nanoparticle Deposition and Transport in GCLs

Huesker Field Trial in Landfill Construction

Flexural Fatigue Behaviour of Geogrid-reinforced Concrete Pavements

The Impact of Long-term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils

Maccaferri Strikes Financing Deal with Carlyle

Method for Predicting Environmental Concentrations of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals in Soil and Shallow Groundwater

Red Earth Engineering – Three Technical Papers Accepted for GeoAmericas2020

Boyd Ramsey Workshops were Completed Successfully, but Unfortunately, the Covid-19 Crisis Required an Early Departure from Australia

Organisers of Dam Conference ASIA 2020 Optimistic it will go ahead, with the rescheduled dates of 30 June to 2 July, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Their optimism is based on the fact that the Covid-19 crisis already seems to be easing in Asia, with far fewer new cases being reported, although cases in some other parts of the world are still increasing.

Geomembranes in Pumped-Storage Schemes – G. Vaschetti and A. Scuero, Carpi Tech, Switzerland; J. Cowland, Carpi Tech, USA

Analyzing Filtration Flow Rate Change of Woven Geotextiles for Fine Grained Slurries for Understanding Dewatering Phenomena of Slurry Using Geotextile Tubes

Finite Element Analysis of Geogrid-Stabilized Unpaved Roads

GESTER Launches New Effective Opening Size Tester for Geotextiles (New Equipment)

AEL Floating Cover Systems – Aspect Environmental Lining (Case Study)

Bogus Sydney Geosynthetics Conference (Warning)
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