May 2022 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * AGRU * Carbon Nanotubes * Christopher Bareither * Craig Andrews * ExcelPlas * Geotest * GNA * Golder * Huesker * Polyfabrics * Raven * Senversa * Solmax * TenCate * Texplor * West Coast Lining Systems * Zahirul Islam

INDUSTRY NEWS

CNH Completes Divestiture of Raven Engineered Films Division for USD350Mill (Breaking News)
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/cnh-industrial-completes-divestiture-raven-163000187.html

GCL Webinar: ‘Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Mining Applications’ (12 May, 2022)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8797854859592466700

MASTERCLASS – ‘Advances in Design and Construction with Geosynthetics for Mine Tailings and Closure Applications’ (7 June 2022)
https://geoanzconference.com.au/master-class/

AGRU Research Long-Term Behaviour of Welded Polypropylene Liners for Pit Thermal Energy Storages
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/TRSVRPU23ME0sQd#pdfviewer

Texplor Geomembrane Integrity Monitoring
https://texplor.com/solutions/sealing-integrity-monitoring/

Zahirul Islam Appointed Chairman of ASTM Geomembrane Subcommittee
https://www.geosyntec.com/news/item/4947-zahirul-islam-appointed-chairman-of-astm-geomembrane-subcommittee

HUESKER VideoCast | Geotextile Applications in Pipeline Construction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au_KiJBaxr8

Geotest Australia – Excellence in Geomembrane Design & Engineering and Geomembrane Supply & Installation
https://www.geotest.net.au/geomembrane-design-engineering-supply-installation/

Working Platforms – CPD Webinar – Guest Speaker – Craig Andrews from Geosynthetics – YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p5av7BaxUI4

IGS TC-H: ‘Recent Advances in Geotextile Filtration Design: Pore Opening Size Measurement’ – YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=11Uh3qwGRXI

Technical Note – ‘Understanding Strength at Strain in Geosynthetics
https://polyfabrics.com.au/technical-blog/understanding-strength-at-strain-in-geosynthetics/

GEOMEMBRANES

Thought Leaders Series: ‘Innovative Tunnel Design with Geomembranes’ | Engineers Australia (24 May, 2022)
https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2022/04/thought-leaders-series-innovative-tunnel-design-42011

GEOTEXTILES

Geotextile Burst Strength Extreme Performance
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/videos/geotextile-burst-strength-extreme-performance/

Sand-Filled Geotextile Bags for New coastal Protection Works to Begin at Maroochydore Beach Foreshore
https://www.hot91.com.au/news/local-news/118950-new-coastal-protection-works-to-begin-at-cotton-tree-foreshore

Structural Behaviour of Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete-Filled Geotextile Tube Stub Columns Under Axial Compression
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352012422003095

Strengthening of High Plastic Clays by Geotextile Reinforcement
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-022-09972-w

GCLs

Modified Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL) Bentonite for Barriers of Cr (VI) in Contaminated Soil
https://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09593330.2022.2050820

GEOGRIDS

An Experimental Study on Strength Improvement of Expansive Subgrades by Polypropylene Fibres and Geogrid Reinforcement
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10773-0

Application of Digital Image Correlations (DIC) Technique on Geotechnical Reduced-Scale Model Tests
https://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO202211262769833.page

Geosynthetic-Reinforced Embankment in Cold Regions: Observations and Numerical Simulations
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.21.00088

NEW ADDITIVES FOR ENHANCING PROPERTIES OF HDPE GEOSYNTHETICS

Study of Wear Performance and Mechanical Properties of HDPE on Addition of CNT Fillers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785322021022

Preparation of Polyethylene Nanocomposites Based on Polyethylene Grafted Exfoliated Zirconium Phosphate
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.macromol.2c00038

Barrier Properties of Nanocomposites from HDPE Reinforced with Natural Clay
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S266608652200056X

NEW JOBS

West Coast Lining Systems Seeking Materials Technician for Geomembrane Projects
https://www.careerone.com.au/jobview/materials-technician/9d2bf9d4-aba1-4664-93ef-72167d48a3c7?page_referral_element=Search%20result

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