September 2021 Vol. 2

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Figure Revealed – Solmax’s €435 Million Acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics
https://www.klgates.com/KL-Gates-Adds-New-York-Partners-in-Firms-Asset-Management-and-Investment-Funds-Corporate-Practice-Areas-8-31-2021

DOW Develops Next Generation Bimodal HDPE Geomembrane Resin
https://www.dow.com/en-us/market/mkt-building-construction/sub-build-building-materials/app-build-bldgmat-geomembranes.html

Huesker Explains Reduction Factors for Junctions, Joints and Seams in Geosynthetics in New Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESR6_d7fQBw

FGI Publish Their Summer Newsletter
https://assets-global.website-files.com/5977726d80d12837-b9592f43/613131c-522332d4728baea19-FGI%20Newsletter-20-%20-20Summer-202021.pdf

Automatic Welding of a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN® Geomembrane
https://www.renolit.com/en/industries/home-building/exterior/civil-engineering/installation-videos

Earthlok Achieves AS4020 Potable Water Certification for Geosynthetic-Concrete Matting
https://www.earthlok.com.au/copy-of-specifications

Texel Industries Ltd. to Start Commercial Operations of its 10,080 MT Geosynthetics Products Facility at Kheda
https://theprint.in/ani-press-releases/texel-industries-ltd-to-start-commercial-operations-of-its-10080-mt-geosynthetics-products-facility-at-kheda/727746/

Fabrics Manufacturer Announces $82 Million North Carolina Expansion for Geotextiles and Industrial Fabrics
https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/fabrics-manufacturer-announces-82-million-north-carolina-expansion/

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Boyd Ramsey Proposes a Environmental and Sustainability Policy for the Geosynthetics Industry
https://www.boydramseyconsulting.com/environmental-and-sustainability-policy-statement/

Smart GCCMs? – Effects of Multiscale Carbon-Based Conductive Fillers on the Performances of a Self-Sensing Cementitious Geocomposite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352710221010299

NEW RESEARCH

Temperature Influence on HDPE Geomembrane and Soil Interface Shear Strength
http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?id=doi:10.1007/s40891-021-00311-9

A Non-Conventional Durability Test for Simulating Creep of Geosynthetics Under Accelerated Degradation
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/a-non-conventional-durability-test-for-simulating-creep-of-geosy/19634198

Interface Pull-out Resistance of Polymeric Strips Embedded in Marginal Tropical Soils
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421000868

GEOGRIDS

Structural Performance of Biaxial Geogrid Reinforced Concrete Slab
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40999-021-00668-y

Performance Improvement of Vertical Anchor Plates in Sandy Soil by Using Geogrid Reinforcement
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1973/1/012198/pdf

ACIGS Recorded Webinar on Designing and Modelling Geogrids for Soil Stabilisation and Reinforcement by Amir Shahkolahi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n7TBoaVoSM

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