March 2021 Vol. 3

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Cost Increases Apply to Every m2 of Geosynthetics Sold as Prices are Now Higher Due to Freight and Polymer Cost Increases

Harsh US Winter Causes Severe Shortages of Polyethylene Geomembrane Resins

Huesker Fortrac T eco™ a High-tensile Geogrid Made from High-Quality PET Recycled Yarn

Dow Scientists Develop PE Geomembrane that Can Extract Gold from Gold Ore


ASTM Updates Standard Specification for Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) Materials – ASTM D8364-21

‘Concrete on a Roll’ GCCM from Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL) Allows Geosynthetic Installers to Unroll and Install in a Fraction of the Time
‘Reinventing Concrete for Erosion Control, Channel, Culvert and Pond Lining’

New Concrete Fabric™ GCCM with Competitive Price Point from USD$16/m2 Landed​


Geo-Link Nonwoven Geotextiles Compliant with the Australian & New Zealand Highway Specifications (Sponsored Link)

Vale Begins Main Phase for Recovery of River Affected by Tailings Dam Breach to Dredging into Geotextile Bags

New Patent for Lake Restoration Using Geotextile Tubes


Rigorous Design Of Thinner Working Platforms Stabilised By Multi-Axial Geogrid


Stress Analysis of Geosynthetic Access Mat Systems Over Weak Subgrade

Implications of Incorporating Geosynthetics in Airfield Pavements


Dates Announced for AMI Waterproof Membranes Conference in Cologne, Germany, 8-10 November 2021


Global Synthetics Seeking Customer Service Consultant

Cirtex Seeking Customer Sales Support for Geosynthetics


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