October 2018 Vol. 1

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Geotas becomes the National distributor for the Siplast Teranap Bituminous Geomembranes in Australia (Breaking News)
After the completion last year of Australia’s largest project using Bituminous geomembrane, at the MMG Rosebery tailings dam, the experience gained in the management this large project in terms of logistics, QA, and methodologies now puts Geotas in a position to provide expert advice and service, to customers of BGM’s. Stocks of the Teranap product are now available in Australia.
http://www.teranap.com.au/

Tensar Geogrid Patent Court Case Now Scheduled for February 4th 2019 for 10 days
https://www.ippractice.ca/file-browser/?fileno=T-1930-13

Prof. Malek Bouazza receives IGS Award at 11 ICG
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/B0bzKUwCQpyFzZP

Mr Amir Shakolahi (Global Synthetics) Presenting on Geosynthetics in Rail at the National Transport Infrastructure Workshop
https://ntiw.com.au/speaker-profiles/mr-amir-shakolahi/

Brendan Swifte (CEO GeoFabrics) Presenting ‘Graphene- Breaking into Australian Markets’
Newly-formed Australian Graphene Industry Association will be hosting its first annual conference in Melbourne on Oct 8, 2018
Full Schedule https://grapheneindustry.org.au/conference/schedule/
https://grapheneindustry.org.au/conference/

New Tailings Storage Facility & Decant Ring Constructed at Groote Eylandt in Northern Territory using Geoweb & Reno Mattresses
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkJhnJegUxm/

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GCL Update – Warning on Undisclosed Polymer Additives in GCLs
Many manufacturers of Geosynthetic Clay Liners do not publically disclose the use of polymer additives within their bentonite source, hence Landfill Regulators, Designers, Testing Laboratories and Auditors should verify that the bentonite tested is indeed free of chemical/polymer additives to ensure compliance with the latest ASTM test method.
http://globalsynthetics.com.au/landfill-gcl-test-standard-update/

400m length of Concrete Canvas to Prevent Rainwater Runoff Causing Slope Slips in Orange, NSW
Concrete Canvas was chosen over shotcrete because it reduced the amount of road possession needed, it was the cheapest & only took 2.5 days to install
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn4tE_AgtEW/

Extrusion Welding Reinvented – FUSION 1 (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPCqtshgvts

Landfill Capping Project in Ireland
The proposed capping system comprised a number of elements: a 200 mm blinding/regulation layer, a gas collection geocomposite, a geomembrane liner, a subsurface water geocomposite and finally a 1m topsoil/subsoil layer.
http://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/case-studies/landfill-capping-gypsum-landfill-co-cavan-ireland

Tensar Geogrid Roadway Design Workshop (October 24, 2018)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tensar-roadway-design-workshop-st-louis-mo-tickets-50536711665

Huesker Geosynthetic Forum (October 17-19, 2018)
https://www.eventa.us/events/charlotte-nc/huesker-geoforum-charlotte-2018-oct-17-19

Improving Stormwater Quality at Source Using Catch Basin Inserts Using Geotextiles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479718309356

Polyfabrics Attending Landcare Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane 10-12 October 2018
https://www.nationallandcareconference.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Exhibitor-info-for-website.pdf

Benefits of Megaflo™ Over Round HDPE Pipe:  Water moves into the pipe 3x faster; Virtually uncrushable; Quick & easy install 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnFMqpUAelk/

ElcoRock™ sand-filled geotextile containers are built to form a stabilising, defensive barrier against coastal erosion  Aspendale Beach, Victoria is an excellent example of their success & how they would be preferred by the public to concrete or rock walls
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmjwwmgA-Lu/

Major PFAS Contamination in Melbourne (Breaking News)
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/airport-s-toxic-runoff-leaves-farmers-unable-to-use-water-they-bought-20180927-p506c7.html

PFAS in the Environment – Measurement Challenges “A one-day symposium on PFAS measurement and PFAS Proficiency Testing”
https://www.raci.org.au/document/item/3427


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