November 2020 Vol. 4

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CETCO’s New RESISTEX Universal Geosynthetic Clay Liner Series Unveiled at GeoAmericas 2020
As a new class of polymer-modified GCLs that will be added to CETCO’s existing GCL Range, the RESISTEXⓇ Universal GCL series offers world-class performance against calcium chloride (CaCl2). CETCO can now offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to address a wide spectrum of leachates.

Investigators Still Working to Determine What Caused Huge Fire at Geomembrane Factory in Texas

Earthlok™ Flexible Geosynthetic-Concrete Matting Stabilized with BASF Additives for Long Life​

The Wave Geosynthetic Project Wins NCE BCI Award for ABG
ABG are a market leader in the design and supply of high-performance geosynthetics for use in a wide range of civil engineering, environmental and sustainable

Geofabrics Engineering Solutions to Australia’s Looming Waste Crisis

Kaeser meets Geofabrics Energy Efficiency Requirements

Fiberweb UK Patents Geosynthetic Gabion for Defence Applications

Huesker Video on Geotextile Ringtrac™ Column for Ground Improvement of Weak Soils

IGS Sets Plans For 2021

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Hydration/Dehydration Behaviour of GCLs in the Antarctic Environment

Analysis of Geofabrics in Highway Pavement Materials

Rare 10-year Study Shows Benefits of Asphalt Reinforcement
Richard Carr of ABG – a leader in high performance geosynthetic systems –  discusses a 10-year trial showing geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement can save on maintenance costs.

Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Strength, Thickness and Cost of Low-volume Rural Roads

New Approach for Evaluating the Soil Slope Reinforcement Tensile Forces Using Limit Equilibrium Methods


In-Plane Shear Strengthening of Brick Masonry Panel with Geogrid Reinforcement Embedded in Bed and Bed-Head Joints Mortar

Coastal Protection Using Geosynthetic Containment Systems—An Indian Timeline


Nuolian Engineering Publishes Installation Guide for Cement Blanket GCCM


Call for Papers related to the next 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics – 12 ICG ( Roma, 18-22 September 2022 )
Will be opened on 16 November 2020 and will be closed on 31 January 2021

Creation of BIDIM™ Green – Sustainable Geosynthetics
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia
Platform: Held virtually using an online webinar platform
Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020
Time: 9:30am – 2:10pm


IGS Publish eBook in English

IGS Publish eBook in Chinese

IGS Publish eBook in French

IGS Publish eBook in Japanese

IGS Publish eBook in Spanish

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