September 2021 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACIGS * ASTM * DrainTube® * ExcelPlas * Gary Torosian * GCCM * GCL * Geocomposite * Graphene * GSI * Huesker * Layfield * LMI Group Investments * InLand Tarp * Propex GeoSolutions * Pyrawall® * Reinforced Concrete Roll® * Scourlok® * Solmax * TENSAR * TILTEX * Tiltex B Turf®

INDUSTRY NEWS

US Reinforced Concrete on a Roll GCCM for Erosion Control and Bank Stabilization
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/eeffde8d-7018-4df9-b264-3596a1ef2b11/

Tiltex Develop New Type of GCCM with Synthetic Turf Layer (Tiltex B Turf®)
https://www.tiltexaustralia.com.au/datasheets

Tiltex Introduces Exclusive Saturation Hydrator™ for Optimum Hydration of GCCM
Tiltex is excited to announce that our engineers have designed an exclusive Tiltex Saturation Hydrator machine that is used to uniformly hydrate Tiltex after it’s installation.
Water is evenly distributed throughout the entire roll in a uniform, measured way to ensure an even distribution of water onto the surface. This will soak in and hydrate evenly the product to ensure efficacy and uniform curing properties.
https://www.tiltexaustralia.com.au/tiltex-news

Solmax Fabricate Geomembrane Freshwater Bladders for Eco-friendly Beach Resort
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/08/31/geomembrane-freshwater-bladders-for-eco-friendly-beach-resort/

Layfield Geosynthetics Becomes Exclusive Canadian distributor for Western Green’s Product Line
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/09/01/layfield-geosynthetics-becomes-exclusive-canadian-distributor-for-western-greens-product-line/

Using Analytical Testing to Test for ‘Fake Graphene’ in the Geosynthetics Industry
https://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=5783&utm-source=azonetwork-newsletter&utm-medium=email&utm-campaign=particle-analysis_-newsletter-31-august-2021

Deformulation Analysis (DA) of Geosynthetics to De-risk Projects by Determining Level and Efficacy of Stabilizing Additives and Hence Projected Service Life
https://www.excelplas.com/

GEOMEMBRANES

Efficient and Safe Protection of Geomembranes Against UV and Mechanical Damage
https://www.mining-technology.com/contractors/dredge/huesker/pressreleases/efficient-safe-protection-geomembranes/

Stabilization of Soil Nailed Slopes by Flexible Geosynthetic Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785321055723

GEOTEXTILES

Vote Orders Removal of Geotextile Tubes from Beach
https://www.ack.net/stories/concom-issues-removal-order-on-sbpfs-geotubes,25856

GCLS

Predicting Self-Healing Capacity of GCLs with Circular or Slit Damages
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-021-00298-3

GEOGRIDS

Finite Element Analysis and Design Method of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Foundation Subjected to Normal Fault Movement
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X21004031

Crack Propagation Analysis in Bituminous Mixtures Reinforced by Different Types of Geogrids Using Digital Image Correlation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821022789

Tension Behaviour of Bituminous Mixture Samples Reinforced by Fiberglass Geogrids in Different Directions
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77234-5_43

An Insight on the Response of Foundations Resting on Sand with Geosynthetic Materials as a Reinforcement
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1973/1/012153/pdf

GEOCOMPOSITES

The Use of Draintube® Drainage Geocomposites Under Railway Infrastructures
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-77234-5_48

GEOCELLS

Development and Mechanical Properties of HDPE/Nylon Blends: Polymer-blend Geocells
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421000844

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI Webinar on Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics (8 September, 2021)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/08/27/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-lifetime-predictions-of-nonexposed-and-exposed-geosynthetics/

Geosynthetics Interface Shear Testing Webinar (23 September 2021)
by Gary T. Torosian Chairman, ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and Executive Vice President, Geocomp/Geotesting
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JmLLZkwCTDyORu5pLADX3w

Scourlok® and Pyrawall® Engineered Bank Stabilisation Systems (29 September 2021)
by Randy Thompson of Propex GeoSolutions
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_01ZN00BFRcymNXDb4Kyc0w

Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Waste Containment Applications: Hydraulic and Chemical Compatibility
https://www.asce.org/education-and-events/explore-education/on-demand-webinars/geosynthetic-clay-liners-in-waste-containment-applications–hydraulic-and-chemical-compatibility/

JOBS

LMI Group Investment Seeking Geomembrane Project Engineer / Technicians
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/geomembrane-project-engineer-technician-at-jobs-on-jobactive-2707958744

ACIGS NEWS

ACIGS Technical Forum 2 – Registrations Now Open
https://www.acigs.org/events/technical-forum-2-soil-reinforcement-geo-reinforcementC

ACIGS 2021 Photo Competition Now Open
https://www.acigs.org/acigs-photo-competition-2021

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