November 2021 Vol. 3

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NAUE Geosynthetics Secure German Road Embankment Over Old Mining Area

Geomembrane-lined Water Tanks Detect Highest-energy Gamma Rays from Deep Space in a Pioneer Southern Hemisphere Project

South America Embraces Cementitious Blanket GCCM

Obituary for Geosynthetic Great Pete Stevenson ex Product development Manager for Tensar

State-of-the-Art Welding of Geomembranes with Wireless Connectivity and Dual-Beam LED Lighting

Tektoseal® Active PFAS Pollutant Barriers for Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

Application of Geosynthetic Inclusions (Hexapods) in Cohesion Less Soil Reinforcement

Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Awards Joseph Scalia IV the Prestigious “Steward of the Environment” Award


Exxon Mobil Patents New Polyethylene Geomembrane Resin with Improved Stress Crack Resistance

Chinese Patent Breathable GCLs


NZ Dam build with Geosynthetic Membrane May Overtop $164m Top-of-the-Range Cost Forecast

Classification of Geomembranes as Raw Material for Defects Reduction in the Manufacture of Biodigesters Using an Artificial Neuronal Network

Prefabricated Bio-Liner Solution for Queensland Development


Making Geosynthetic Projects More Sustainable with Bentofix®

Solmax Feature: Geosynthetics Clay Liner (GCL) for Containment Application (Solmax APAC eNews)

Unsaturated Behaviour of Polymer Enhanced Geosynthetic Clay Liners (PE-GCL)


Numerical Modelling of Dredged Sand Filled Geotextile Tubes Behaviour


Caltrans Bets on Tensar Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal for Pavement

Design and Analysis of Geosynthetic-Reinforced and Floating Column-Supported Embankments


Webinar On Active Geocomposites (9th November 2021)
A joint event by the UK Chapter of the IGS and Yorkshire Geotechnical Group welcomes speaker Dr. Stefan Niewerth (HUESKER) who present ‘Application areas of permeable geotextile contaminant barriers’.

FGI to Host Webinar on Using Geomembranes for Coal Ash (CCR) (11th November, 2021)


Best Geosynthetics International Papers for 2020

GSI Offer New Environmental Award


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