March 2021 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ASTM * Cirtex * Concrete Fabric™ * Concrete Roll™ * Dow * ExcelPlas * GCCM * Global Synthetics * GNA * Geo-Link * Huesker * ITL * TenCate Geosynthetics * Vale

INDUSTRY NEWS

Cost Increases Apply to Every m2 of Geosynthetics Sold as Prices are Now Higher Due to Freight and Polymer Cost Increases
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/06/business/global-shipping.html?referringSource=articleShare

Harsh US Winter Causes Severe Shortages of Polyethylene Geomembrane Resins
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2021/02/19/10608320/insight-winter-outages-exacerbate-tightness-in-the-us-pe-markets

Huesker Fortrac T eco™ a High-tensile Geogrid Made from High-Quality PET Recycled Yarn
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SH010K684NltDZ4#pdfviewer

Dow Scientists Develop PE Geomembrane that Can Extract Gold from Gold Ore
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10927431.pdf

GCCM

ASTM Updates Standard Specification for Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) Materials – ASTM D8364-21
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D8364.htm

‘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’
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Ic4bcx7uIDChPoo#pdfviewer

New Concrete Fabric™ GCCM with Competitive Price Point from USD$16/m2 Landed
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/k8snyZb4dIyW64E#pdfviewer​

GEOTEXTILES

Geo-Link Nonwoven Geotextiles Compliant with the Australian & New Zealand Highway Specifications (Sponsored Link)
https://www.geo-textile.com/uploadfile/file/20210223/202102230313180.pdf

Vale Begins Main Phase for Recovery of River Affected by Tailings Dam Breach to Dredging into Geotextile Bags
https://bisouv.com/uncategorized/2867500/vale-begins-main-phase-for-recovery-of-paraopeba-river/

New Patent for Lake Restoration Using Geotextile Tubes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10934676.pdf

GEOGRID

Rigorous Design Of Thinner Working Platforms Stabilised By Multi-Axial Geogrid
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/pttc.65048.335

NEW RESEARCH

Stress Analysis of Geosynthetic Access Mat Systems Over Weak Subgrade
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X21000756

Implications of Incorporating Geosynthetics in Airfield Pavements
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391221000222

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Dates Announced for AMI Waterproof Membranes Conference in Cologne, Germany, 8-10 November 2021
https://www.ami.international/events/event?Code=C1159

NEW JOBS

Global Synthetics Seeking Customer Service Consultant
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51644823?type=standard

Cirtex Seeking Customer Sales Support for Geosynthetics
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51698212?type=standout

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