September 2021 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Comanco * Daniel Gibbs * ExcelPlas * FGI * Geofabrics University™ * Imagine Intelligent Materials (IIM) * Leister * mastaTEX Concrete® * PFOS * Pit Thermal Energy Storage * Polyfabrics * Siamak’s Podcast * Solmax * Tiltex® * Tim Stark* Titan * TOTAL


Press Release – Together With Its Partners, Solmax Is Developing The Next Generation of Pit Thermal Energy Storage [PDF]

Solmax High Temperature Geomembrane Liner for Thermal Energy Storage [PDF]

The Geofabrics University™ – Launching October 5th

Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast with Daniel Gibbs

Leister Opens Application Laboratory for Geomembrane Welding

Comanco Begins Geosynthetic Installation For New Landfill Cell In Central Florida

Titan Environmental Containment Offers Innovative Solutions for High Performing Access Roads, Spillways and Tailing Facilities


TOTAL Patents Conductive HDPE Composite with Nanographene and Carbon Nanotubes for Geomembrane Applications



Modelling the Transport of PFOS from Single Geomembrane Lined Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

Temperature Influence on HDPE Geomembrane and Soil Interface Shear Strength

Shear Strength of Geomembrane-Subgrade Interface in Heap Leaching Applications


GCCM Used for Bridge Abutment Scour Protection

GCCM Hard Armour for Erosion Control and Containment


Constitutive Modelling of Short-Term Tensile Response of Geotextile Subjected to Mechanical and Abrasion Damages

Shear Behaviour of Marginal Soil & Non-woven Geotextile System Under UU & CU Triaxial Conditions

Consultant: Geotubes Could be the Short-term Solution for Bluff Erosion Problem,25931


Effect of Effective Stress on Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Coal Combustion Product Leachates


In for the Long Haul -The Geogrid Solution

The Relevance of Geogrid Reinforcement in Flexible Road Pavement: A Review

A Short Review on the Dynamic Characteristics of Geogrid-Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls under Cyclic Loading

High-Performance Materials and Advanced Characterization Methods for Durable Pavement

Design and Analysis of Earth Slopes Using Geosynthetics

Seismic Effects on Reinforcement Load and Lateral Deformation of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Walls


Geosynthetics and Stability for Heap Leaching and Tailings Dams (30 September 2021)

New Software for the Design of Geotextile Sand Containers (GSC) (15 September 2021)


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