November 2021 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACE Geosynthetics * Australia Wide Lining * AWL * EuroBent * ExcelPlas * GCCM * Geotest * Geotube® * Global Synthetics * Incomat® * Propex * PVC Geomembranes * Solmax * Tensar * Tiltex® * Weldy * Widos Asia


Solmax Acquires Propex to Further Expand Geosynthetic Offerings (Breaking News)

New Anti-Cracking GCCM for Slope Stabilization and Scour Protection

Weldy® – The New Compact Geomembrane Wedge Welder

Materials Minute – Testing of Geotextiles by Dept. of Transport (DOT)


Global Synthetics Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

ACE Geosynthetics Wins 2021 Award of Excellence, Best in Category

ACE Geosynthetics Wins 2021 Award for Roadways/Infrastructure

Propex Wins 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award


Response of Mechanical Properties of PVC Geomembranes to Ambient Temperature in Axial Tension [PDF]

Application of Incomat® Concrete-Filled Shells in the Construction and Repair of the Fastening of Slopes of Navigable Rivers and Channels on Inland Waterways [PDF]

Assessment of Geomembrane Asperities Geometry Influence on MSW Landfill Critical Interface Side-Slope Stability Using Probabilistic Analysis [PDF]

Performance of Geomembranes Exposed to Extreme Weather Conditions on High-Elevation Dams on the Alps [PDF]

Geotechnical and Wind Performance of Engineered Turf Landfill Cover [PDF]


Webinar – ‘Current Practices & Recent Innovations in Rail Track-bed Engineering – A Global Perspective’ (23rd November 2021)

Webinar – ‘Geosynthetics in Gas Harvesting and Renewable Energy’ by Graham Fairhead (25th November 2021)

Webinar – ‘Designing with Coated GCLs’ (9th December 2021)


Australia Wide Lining (QLD) Seeking Geomembrane Site Supervisor

Geotest Seeking Field Supervisor for Geomembrane Industry Work


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