November 2020 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * ABG * Bidim * CETCO * Earthlok * ExcelPlas * Fiberweb  * Geofabrics * GeoFabrics UK  * GNA * Huesker * IGS  * Layfield  * Poly-America

INDUSTRY NEWS

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.
https://www.mswmanagement.com/landfills/geosynthetics-liners/article/21162292/cetcos-new-resistex-universal-geosynthetic-clay-liner-series-unveiled-at-geoamericas-2020

Investigators Still Working to Determine What Caused Huge Fire at Geomembrane Factory in Texas
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/environment/2020/10/16/investigators-still-working-to-determine-what-caused-poly-america-fire-in-grand-prairie/

Earthlok™ Flexible Geosynthetic-Concrete Matting Stabilized with BASF Additives for Long Life
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/emIOS3xsXhy3h1D​

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
http://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/news/98/the-wave-project-wins-nce-bci-award.html

Geofabrics Engineering Solutions to Australia’s Looming Waste Crisis
https://www.createdigital.org.au/engineering-solutions-australias-looming-waste-crisis/

Kaeser meets Geofabrics Energy Efficiency Requirements
https://australien.ahk.de/en/media/news-details/kaeser-meets-geofabrics-energy-efficiency-requirements

Fiberweb UK Patents Geosynthetic Gabion for Defence Applications
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10781569.pdf

Huesker Video on Geotextile Ringtrac™ Column for Ground Improvement of Weak Soils
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQGNge-tIQg

IGS Sets Plans For 2021
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/igs-sets-plans-2021/

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FREE GEOMEMBRANE CALCULATORS

Free Geomembrane Defect Leakage Calculator (Download)
https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/protected/pond-liner-calculator

Video Tutorial on How to Use the Geomembrane Defect Leakage Calculator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWRyhBY1Ik&feature=emb_logo

Installation Cost Comparison Calculator (Download)
https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/protected/pond-liner-calculator

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0qxT10StGM&feature=emb_logo

GEOTEXTILES, GCLs & GEOGRIDS

Hydration/Dehydration Behaviour of GCLs in the Antarctic Environment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611442030128X

Analysis of Geofabrics in Highway Pavement Materials
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/5.0025155

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.
https://www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk/Rare-10-year-study-shows-benefits-of-apshalt-reinforcement/8676

Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Strength, Thickness and Cost of Low-volume Rural Roads
https://search.proquest.com/openview/70cd083695e2b8b281dbaf6009d287bb/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2035891

New Approach for Evaluating the Soil Slope Reinforcement Tensile Forces Using Limit Equilibrium Methods
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10706-020-01628-4

 

In-Plane Shear Strengthening of Brick Masonry Panel with Geogrid Reinforcement Embedded in Bed and Bed-Head Joints Mortar
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0141029620340128

Coastal Protection Using Geosynthetic Containment Systems—An Indian Timeline
https://www.springerprofessional.de/coastal-protection-using-geosynthetic-containment-systems-an-ind/18566054

GCCM

Nuolian Engineering Publishes Installation Guide for Cement Blanket GCCM
https://cbnuolian.com/Installation_Guide_Cement_Blanket_Concrete_Canvas.html

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & EVENTS

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
www.12icg-roma.org

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 
https://www.ipweansw.org/showcasing-technical-conversations-matter

NEW eBOOKS

IGS Publish eBook in English
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IGS_Ebook.pdf

IGS Publish eBook in Chinese
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IGS_Ebook_Chinese_V5.pdf

IGS Publish eBook in French
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/IGS_Ebook_French.pdf

IGS Publish eBook in Japanese
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/plugins/resources/documents/IGS/IGS_Ebook_Japanese.pdf

IGS Publish eBook in Spanish
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IGS_Ebook_Spanish_V7.pdf


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