September 2021 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACIGS * Alkorplan® * DOW * Earthlok * ExcelPlas * FGI * Glen Raven * Global Synthetics * Huesker * Renolit * Solmax * TenCate * Texel


Figure Revealed – Solmax’s €435 Million Acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics

DOW Develops Next Generation Bimodal HDPE Geomembrane Resin

Huesker Explains Reduction Factors for Junctions, Joints and Seams in Geosynthetics in New Video

FGI Publish Their Summer Newsletter

Automatic Welding of a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN® Geomembrane

Earthlok Achieves AS4020 Potable Water Certification for Geosynthetic-Concrete Matting

Texel Industries Ltd. to Start Commercial Operations of its 10,080 MT Geosynthetics Products Facility at Kheda

Fabrics Manufacturer Announces $82 Million North Carolina Expansion for Geotextiles and Industrial Fabrics

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Boyd Ramsey Proposes a Environmental and Sustainability Policy for the Geosynthetics Industry

Smart GCCMs? – Effects of Multiscale Carbon-Based Conductive Fillers on the Performances of a Self-Sensing Cementitious Geocomposite


Temperature Influence on HDPE Geomembrane and Soil Interface Shear Strength

A Non-Conventional Durability Test for Simulating Creep of Geosynthetics Under Accelerated Degradation

Interface Pull-out Resistance of Polymeric Strips Embedded in Marginal Tropical Soils


Structural Performance of Biaxial Geogrid Reinforced Concrete Slab

Performance Improvement of Vertical Anchor Plates in Sandy Soil by Using Geogrid Reinforcement

ACIGS Recorded Webinar on Designing and Modelling Geogrids for Soil Stabilisation and Reinforcement by Amir Shahkolahi


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