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®


US Reinforced Concrete on a Roll GCCM for Erosion Control and Bank Stabilization

Tiltex Develop New Type of GCCM with Synthetic Turf Layer (Tiltex B Turf®)

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.

Solmax Fabricate Geomembrane Freshwater Bladders for Eco-friendly Beach Resort

Layfield Geosynthetics Becomes Exclusive Canadian distributor for Western Green’s Product Line

Using Analytical Testing to Test for ‘Fake Graphene’ in the Geosynthetics Industry

Deformulation Analysis (DA) of Geosynthetics to De-risk Projects by Determining Level and Efficacy of Stabilizing Additives and Hence Projected Service Life


Efficient and Safe Protection of Geomembranes Against UV and Mechanical Damage

Stabilization of Soil Nailed Slopes by Flexible Geosynthetic Materials


Vote Orders Removal of Geotextile Tubes from Beach,25856


Predicting Self-Healing Capacity of GCLs with Circular or Slit Damages


Finite Element Analysis and Design Method of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Foundation Subjected to Normal Fault Movement

Crack Propagation Analysis in Bituminous Mixtures Reinforced by Different Types of Geogrids Using Digital Image Correlation

Tension Behaviour of Bituminous Mixture Samples Reinforced by Fiberglass Geogrids in Different Directions

An Insight on the Response of Foundations Resting on Sand with Geosynthetic Materials as a Reinforcement


The Use of Draintube® Drainage Geocomposites Under Railway Infrastructures


Development and Mechanical Properties of HDPE/Nylon Blends: Polymer-blend Geocells


GSI Webinar on Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics (8 September, 2021)

Geosynthetics Interface Shear Testing Webinar (23 September 2021)
by Gary T. Torosian Chairman, ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and Executive Vice President, Geocomp/Geotesting

Scourlok® and Pyrawall® Engineered Bank Stabilisation Systems (29 September 2021)
by Randy Thompson of Propex GeoSolutions

Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Waste Containment Applications: Hydraulic and Chemical Compatibility–hydraulic-and-chemical-compatibility/


LMI Group Investment Seeking Geomembrane Project Engineer / Technicians


ACIGS Technical Forum 2 – Registrations Now Open

ACIGS 2021 Photo Competition Now Open


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