May 2022 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Admir Technologies * AGRU * ASTM D35 * Carbon Nanotubes * DrainTube™ * Eric Blond * ExcelPlas * Geotest * GNA * Graphene * Huesker * Kerry Rowe * NanoXplore * Polyfabrics * Presto Geosystems * Raven * SMEC * Solmax * TenCate * Will Gates

BREAKING NEWS

Solmax Inks Agreement with Graphene Manufacturer (NanoXplore)
Opens the door to new geosynthetics with improved tensile strength, increased flexural modulus, improved dimensional stability, and reduced permeability
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Why Solmax Are Interested in Graphene as an Additive for Geosynthetics
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/JgqF2I0ep4mYVm4#pdfviewer

Industrial Opportunity Partners’ $350 Million Acquisition of Raven Geomembrane Division
https://globallegalchronicle.com/industrial-opportunity-partners-350-million-acquisition-of-raven-engineered-films/

HUESKER Australia Partners with One Tree Planted
https://www.huesker.com.au/news/detail-view/huesker-australia-partners-with-one-tree-planted/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Integrating Concrete Protective Liner in Micro-Tunneling (Agru)
https://agruamerica.com/integrating-concrete-protection-liner-in-micro-tunneling/

Manifattura Fontana to Add Needle-punch Line
Andritz neXline line will make geotextile fabric rolls featuring waterproof protection
https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-05-03/manifattura-fontana-to-add-needlepunch-line/

DrainTube™ Approved by FIFA for Synthetic Soccer Fields
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/draintube-approved-by-fifa-for-synthetic-soccer-fields/

Polyfabrics Support Geogrid for Melbourne Water Solar Farm Project
https://polyfabrics.com.au/case-studies/geotextiles-for-melbournes-winneke-solar-farm/

Eric Blond Nominated Chairman of ASTM D35 Subcommittee on Geomembranes
https://www.ericblond.com/post/eric-blond-nominated-chairman-of-astm-d35-10-subcommittee-on-geomembranes

SMEC Delivers Engineering Support for 55 m Geomembrane Faced Rockfill Dam in PNG
https://www.smec.com/newsroom/current-news/construction-monitoring-continues-edevu-hydropower-project

Dam Structure Safety Installation and Repair Using Advanced Geosynthetic Technology (Presto Geosystems)
https://www.environmental-expert.com/articles/dam-structure-safety-installation-and-repair-using-advanced-geosynthetic-technology-1065632

Israeli Geosynthetic Firm Partners with Kenya to Boost Local Building Capacity
https://www.citizen.digital/news/israeli-firm-partners-with-architectural-association-of-kenya-to-boost-local-building-capacity-n297787

Select Board, SBPF Sued Over Geotextile Tube Agreement
https://www.ack.net/stories/select-board-sbpf-sued-over-geotube-agreement,28445

GCLs

Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Waste Management – a Brief History but a Promising Future (by Will Gates)
https://ifm.deakin.edu.au/2022/05/geosynthetic-clay-liners-in-waste-management-a-brief-history-but-a-promising-future/

Field and Laboratory Investigation of Factors Affecting GCL Performance in the Antarctic Environment
https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cgj-2021-0552

GSCs

Select Board, SBPF Sued Over Geotextile Tube Agreement
https://www.ack.net/stories/select-board-sbpf-sued-over-geotube-agreement,28445

Geotextile Sand Containers for Groyne Renewal
https://www.sunshinecoastnews.com.au/2022/05/03/cotton-tree-maroochy-groyne-renewal/

GEOGRID

Numerical Study of the Impact of Climate Conditions on Stability of Geocomposite and Geogrid Reinforced Soil Walls
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114422000462

Strength Characteristics of Geosynthetic Reinforced Mechanically Biologically Treated Waste by Triaxial Test
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35524850/?utm_source=gquery

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