May 2022 Vol. 3

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Geosynthetics Experts Produce Magnum Opus :  ‘Protecting the Environment from Contamination with Barrier Systems; Advances and Challenges’ [PDF]
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Sneak Peak of Exhibitors List for EuroGeo2022 (Warsaw, September 4-7, 2022)
https://eurogeo7.org/exhibitors-list/

Update on GeoAfrica 2023 Conference and Exhibition [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ZlaRsUQVAWcKKNq#pdfviewer

Advantages of Incorporating Graphene in Geosynthetics [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/z140rklumsCz8Nx#pdfviewer

ASTM Publishes 2022 ‘Standard Guide for Selecting Test Methods for Experimental Evaluation of Geosynthetic Durability’
https://www.astm.org/d5819-22.html

GCCM Used for Erosion Repair of Ski Ramp Facility
https://polyfabrics.com.au/case-studies/fast-cost-effective-geosynthetic-solution-for-iconic-jindabyne-ski-ramp/

US Department of Transporation Issues Specification for GCCM
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/KefApoiUTsNJ958#pdfviewer

Thrace Group Release Corporate Presentation 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ehKGNotbY8

NEW PATENTS

Tensar Patents Horizontal Mechanically Stabilizing Geogrid with Improved Geotechnical Interaction
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220127810.pdf

Kuraray Patents Elastomeric Gas Barrier Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3466683B1.pdf

GCLs

Hydraulic Conductivity of Novel GCL to Bauxite Liquor from China: Modified Fluid Loss Test Evaluation
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35550957/

Safety Risk Analysis of a New Design of Basalt Fibre Gabion Slope Based on Improved 3D Discrete Element Method and Monitoring Data
https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/22/10/3645/pdf

GEOGRIDS

Experimental Study on Shear Strength Performance of Coal Bottom Ash Reinforced with Geosynthetics
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/360501680-Experimental-Study-on-Shear-Strength-Performance-of-Coal-Bottom-Ash-Reinforced-with-Geosynthetics

Pull-out Characteristics and Damage Softening Model of the Geogrid-Soil Interface
https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2022/8047519.pdf

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