January 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * BASF * ClosureTurf * ExcelPlas * Huesker * IGS  * Naue * Polyfabrics * Tensar * Vale * Watershed Geo

A New Waterproofing Geomembrane for Tailings Ponds 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/6qyfa517HGpalia#pdfviewer

Protect and Serve – The Latest in Waterproof Geomembranes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/KpFYALP8ek3i8BW#pdfviewer

Final Line Up of Spekers for the Barcelona Geomembrane and Liner Workshop this Week
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/yEhZyILfFpwqvms#pdfviewer

Vale Launches Pilot Project for Environmental Recovery of Tailings in Large Geotextile Bags
Vale has already removed 59,000 m³ of tailings from the first 400 meters of the stretch. The material removed during dredging is stored and dehydrated in large geotextile bags.
http://www.vale.com/EN/aboutvale/news/Pages/vale-launches-pilot-project-for-environmental-recovery-of-the-impacted-area.aspx

Webinar: Geotechnical Learnings from the Brumadinho Tailings Dam FailureThursday 20 February 2020
https://ausimm.com/event/webinar-geotechnical-learnings-from-the-brumadinho-tailings-dam-failure/

Robert Bachus to Lecture on Dam Failures: Recent Experience with Mine Tailings and Coal Ash Impoundments
https://www.geosyntec.com/about/news-events/4-news/6548-robert-bachus-to-lecture-on-dam-failures-at-georgia-geo-institute-s-january-2020-meeting

Design of Eco-Friendly Geo-Composite Liner for Fly ash Ponds
http://www.ijitee.org/wp-content/uploads/papers/v9i3/C8309019320.pdf

Tensar Study – 18-year Continuous, Mmonitored Performance of an 1m-thick, Stiff Polymeric Geogrid Cellular Mattress for a Building Foundation over a Landfill Site
http://140.118.105.204:9998/TGSSP/file/16ARC/file/SA09-006_ID-020.pdf

Assessing the Full Benefits of Stabilising Geogrids
http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2020/01/13/assessing-the-full-benefits-of-stabilising-geogrids/

Hurricane Flooding Mitigation in New Orleans: Levee Reinforcement Using High Strength Geosynthetics (Huesker)
https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/hurricane-flooding-mitigation-in-new-orleans-levee-reinforcement-using-high-strength-geosynthetics-sponsored/

MDOT to Begin Repairs on Eroding Shoreline Using Heavy-Duty Geotextile
https://piadvance.com/2020/01/mdot-to-begin-repairs-on-eroding-shoreline/

INSTALLERS SOUGHT FOR CLOSURE TURF INSTALLATION 
DUE: Jan 31, 2020
U.S. EPA is issuing this notice to industry for the purpose of providing advance notice to potential installers of ClosureTurf, a tufted geosynthetic-protected geomembrane cover system, for closure of the former Mississippi Phosphate site in Pascagoula, MS. Only installation of ClosureTurf is required at this time. The dollar magnitude for this contract will be between $1M and $5M; bid and payment/performance bonds will be required. The Phase 1B area of the Mississippi Phosphate East Gypsum Stack consists of approximately 50 acres of contaminated material in need of a permanent and impermeable covering to prevent runoff to nearby environmentally sensitive sites. The Government will purchase and provide to the selected contractor sufficient quantities to cover the estimated 50-acre project area. Additional sand/concrete infill will be required to be purchased and provided under the contract resulting from the upcoming solicitation. The contractor ultimately selected for the installation work must be trained and certified by Watershed Geo in the installation of ClosureTurf. The selected contractor must also demonstrate a history of successful performance in previous ClosureTurf installations. Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed services are invited to submit a brief (10 pages max) capabilies statement via FedConnect. RESPONSES MUST BE RECEIVED BY OR BEFORE 5:00 PM ET ON JANUARY 31, 2020. Based on the responses to this notice, this requirement may be set aside for small business or procured through full and open competition.
https://beta.sam.gov/opp/a2b6abb4a0c9497495ddfb96663fcce8/view

IGS INTERVIEW – Two For A Few With Dr. Dipanjan Basu And Edoardo Zannoni
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rikE27sIDx8

Webinar Announcement – Wednesday, January 22, 2020 “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance
https://geosynthetic-institute.org/webinar.htm

New SecuCalc™ Software for the Design of Base Course Thicknesses
https://www.naue.com/ru/new-software-for-the-design-of-base-course-thicknesses/

Global and Local Sand-Geosynthetic Interface Behavior
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgeot.19.p.109

Layer of normal household ‘black bag’ waste specially selected and carefully placed at the bottom and sides of a landfill site to protect the liner and known as ‘fluff’ in the waste industry was not ‘disposed of as waste’ and was therefore not subject to landfill tax, the UK’s Upper Tribunal has decided
https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/fluff-layer-at-landfill-site-not-disposed-of-as-waste-tribunal-says

Polyfabrics Bringelly Road Upgrade Project
https://www.polyfabrics.com.au/uncategorized

CONTROLLING LONGSHORE DRIFT OF BALI BEACH BY INSTALLING LOW CRESTED GEOTEXTILE BREAKWATERS
The LCB installed at Pebuahan beach was made of woven geotextile tube consists of 2 units of a length of 25 m (circumference of 12.9 m), and 2 units of a length of 20 m.
https://hathi-pusat.org/ejournalv2/index.php/SI6/article/view/117

Mechanisms of Mechanical Reinforcement by Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Nanocomposites
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2020/NR/C9NR06952F#!divAbstract

Two Major Shore-Protection Works to be Launched in India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/73281461.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst


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ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

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January 2020 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS: * Borstar™ * Boyd Ramsay * ExcelPlas * Geofoam * FGI  * GeoCell * Peggs  * XR Geo

Geomembrance Luminary Dr. Ian D. Peggs Retires
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/8cNMsd6dgEMLVmT#pdfviewer

Ramsey White paper – Containment of PFAS Type Materials with Geosynthetics 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/8LR8UZJ5OwMgHzb#pdfviewer

New PTFE Geomembrane Touts Exceptional Chemical Resistance Compared with HDPE and PVC-EIA
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/iH0VaiMa8q0y2MM
https://www.textilescoated.com/crossfi

ExcelPlas Geomembrane Testing Launches New Website
http://www.excelplas.com/

US Government Fails to Identify a Defect During Geotextile Levee Construction
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/asbca-confirms-that-the-government-s-74265/

Optimizing HDPE Geomembrane Production with Borstar® FB2310 Geomembrane Resin: a Linear Programming Approach towards Optimal Product Mix Decisions—a Case Study 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/0PATMM52jH8aCe6#pdfviewer

Geomembrane Cost Explained: Initial Cost Isn’t Lifetime Cost
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/the-initial-cost-of-a-geomembrane-is-not-the-lifetime-cost

Leakage Rate Prediction through Composite Liner due to Geomembrane Defect using Neural Network
http://engineeringjournals.stmjournals.in/index.php/JoPRM/article/view/3541

Contaminants Transfer Through Composite Liners Exhibiting Aged GCLs: A Numerical Prediction
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338402651-Contaminants-transfers-through-composite-liners-exhibiting-aged-GCLs-A-numerical-prediction

Resistance of HDPE to Strong Acids
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095042301830901X

Experimental Investigation on the Shear Strength of GM/CCL Composite Liner Interface Due to Monotonic Loading
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.19.00014

Barrier Properties of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner Using Polymerized Sodium Bentonite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301803

Laboratory Investigation of Unsaturated Clayey Soil-Geomembrane Interface Behavior
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00002

Contaminated Groundwater and Vapour Intrusion Mitigation Design with Geomembranes, NSW
https://epgroup.com.au/epg-casestudy/contaminated-groundwater-and-vapour-intrusion-mitigation-design/

Combining EPS Geofoam with Geocell to Reduce Buried Pipe Loads
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301815

Relevant Properties of PET-Geosynthetics in Cold Regions
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-0454-9_7

Impacts of a Nonwoven Geotextile on Load-Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Sand
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41062-019-0253-9

HDPE Geogrid-Residual Soil Interaction Under Monotonic and Cyclic Pullout Loading
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.19.00057

Analysis of Consolidation by Prefabricated Vertical Drains with Applications of Constant Strain Rate Tests
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301797

Sand Scarcity Stalls Geotube Works
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/sand-scarcity-stalls-geotube-works/articleshow/73103198.cms


Physical Model Study on Geo-tube with Gabion Boxes for the Application of Coastal Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-019-4312-5

Complaint over Quality of Geotextile
https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2020/jan/09/maradu-flats-complaint-over-quality-of-geotextile-2087005.html

GeoAmericas 2020 Case Study Competition
Click here to download the official rules for the remainder of details.


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• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

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Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

🔔 GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

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January 2020 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * ABG * Concrete Canvas * GDT * GeoAmericas * FGI  * GeoCell * Levee Lock  * Raven  

SnifferDrone Can Sniff Out Leaks in Exposed Geomembrane Covers
https://www.snifferrobotics.com/snifferdrone 

Levee Lock LLC Granted US Patent for Geomembrane-Lined Wall
https://patents.google.com/patent/US10501908B1/en 

New Geomembrane Cover With Integrated Activated Charcoal Filters to Trap Biogas Odours
https://www.watertechonline.com/wastewater/article/14074039/bottling-up-odors 

Raven Engineered Films Division a Well-known Manufacturers of Geomembranes is Expanding Operations in USA
With key brands such as 7-layer ABSOLUTE BARRIER® geomembranes (with its enhanced EVOH gas-barrier layer), DURA-SKRIM®, and VAPORBLOCK®
https://www.globenewswire.com/fr/news-release/2020/01/02/1965810/0/en/Raven-Industries-Expands-Operations-to-U-S-East-Coast.html 

Landfill Design Drawings for Tumblong Quarry (Declassified)
https://www.cgrc.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2-Design-Drawings.pdf 

Collect Money-Saving Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion Using Geomembranes
Capture valuable biogas by covering tanks and lagoons with a GTI geomembrane gas collection cover
https://www.waterworld.com/sponsored/geomembrane/article/16225612/collect-moneysaving-biogas-from-anaerobic-digestion 

Oerlikon Nonwoven Optimizese Production Process for Geotextiles
https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-01-02/oerlikon-nonwoven-announces-successful-appearance-at-since/ 

Landfill Final Cover Systems Design for Arid Areas Using the HELP Model
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/12/4568/htm 

GDT Lining Installing Bituminous Geomembranes
https://www.facebook.com/pg/gdtliningptyltd/posts/ 

Erosion Protection with Geosynthetics
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Creatieve-sessie-vPT-190619-SvE-190814.pdf 

Designing Hard-Armored, Flexible Channels with 3D HDPE Geocells
https://csengineermag.com/designing-hard-armored-flexible-channels-with-3d-hdpe-geocells/ 

Analysis of the Creep and the Influence on the Modulus Improvement Factor (MIF) in Polyolefin Geocells using the Stepped Isothermal Method
https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/analysis-of-the-creep-and-the-influence-on-the-modulus-improvement-factor-mif-in-polyolefin-geocells

Canadian Scientists Invent Game-changing Granular Cement for GCCMs
https://informedinfrastructure.com/52168/canadian-scientists-invent-game-changing-granular-cement-which-contributes-to-reduced-greenhouse-gases/ 

Determination of Geomembrane – Protective Geotextile Friction Angle: An Insight into the Shear Rate Effect
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301621 

Tender Specification for TechCell GeoCell
https://www.techfabindia.com/public/images/spacemakerpdf/156222735415-Tender-Specification-TechCell-GeoCell.pdf

Preparations Underway for Circular Sediment Management Scheme Using Geotextile Tubes in India
https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2019/12/16/preparations-underway-for-circular-sediment-management-scheme-in-india/

Beach Homeowners Turn to Geotubes to Protect Properties, But Some Raise Concerns
https://www.staugustine.com/news/20191227/ponte-vedra-beach-homeowners-turn-to-geotubes-to-protect-properties-but-some-raise-concerns 

Biocementation of Sand Filled Geotextile Tubes
https://dr.ntu.edu.sg/handle/10356/77366 

A Comparative Laboratory Investigation into the Role of Geosynthetics in the Initial Swell Control of an Expansive Soil
https://content.sciendo.com/downloadpdf/journals/ceer/29/4/article-p18.xml 

Review of Sustainable Geosynthetic Development Trend with Environmental Adaptive and Eco-Environmental Performances Point of View
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/H5rfpJjHCL72OWP#pdfviewer 

KPMG Financial Analysis of Engineering Construction and Consulting Companies (Declassified)
https://www.aer.gov.au/system/files/SAPN%20-%20Revised%20Proposal…pdf


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• GNA now has +30,000 views per month
• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

🔔 Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

🔔 GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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December 2019 Vol. 8

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NEWSMAKERS: * ABG * Concrete Canvas * GeoAmericas * FGI  * ELIS Tech * Layfield  * Solmax * Tensar * XR5 

Press Release – Mobile, Fully Autonomous Robot for Geomembrane Leak Detection
https://www.prweb.com/releases/elis-technologies-releases-mobile-fully-autonomous-robot-for-geomembrane-leak-detection/prweb16750298.htm 

Layfield Completes Installation of a 700,000 Square-Foot CSPE Floating Cover at the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/English/Environmental-Containment/About-Us/News/Layfield-Completes-installation-of-a-700000-square-foot-floating-cover.aspx 

White Paper on Robotic Leak Detection for Geomembranes
https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5cff66a9370a135336a66dd6/5d6672021b07762c2fb1423e-Elistech-whitePaper-web.pdf 

ELIS Technologies Launches Fully Autonomous Leak Detection Robot for Geomembrane Liners
https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=11031 

ELECTRICAL LEAK LOCATION OF GEOMEMBRANES – AN ESSENTIAL WEAPON IN THE BATTLE FOR CONTAINMENT – THE DEATH OF LEAKS
https://iwmsa.co.za/sites/all/themes/corporateclean/Landfill-20Conference-20Papers/Day-201-20-20LAWTIG-20-20V-20Singh-Envitech-20Read-Only.pdf 

Predicting the Depletion of Antioxidants in HDPE Geomembranes Under Sunlight Using the Reciprocity Law
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301645 

New ‘Hyper Glue’ Cross-linking Technology for Bonding Polyethylene Geomembranes
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191204145815.htm 

Are Geomembranes Impermeable?
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/are-geomembranes-impermeable 

FGI CCR Short Course Addresses Current Regulations and Solutions
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2019/12/16/fgi-ccr-short-course-addresses-current-regulations-solutions/ 

Florida Issues Landfill Construction Requirements Guidance
https://casetext.com/regulation/florida-administrative-code/department-62-department-of-environmental-protection/division-62-departmental/chapter-62-701-solid-waste-management-facilities/section-62-701400-landfill-construction-requirements 

Just Released – Provisional Programme for GeoAmericas 2020  (26-29 April 2020)
https://63e231a7-b7f4-46a3-9a82-f8da4467c452.filesusr.com/ugd/b1bf65_882428a1c9bd4a3c8c677080b148ad84.pdf 

Design of Geomembrane-Lined Near Surface Disposal Facility
https://www.cnl.ca/site/media/Parent/NSDF-Layer-Slope_Poster.pdf

TensarTriAx Makes the Cut in Perth – Subgrade Stabilisation
https://www.tensar.co.uk/News-Events/News/ref-396-bertha-cut-perth 

Long Term Pothole Prevention using Rotaflex Geogrid – ABG 
http://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/long-term-pothole-prevention-using-rotaflex-geogrid.html 

Tensar Ground Coffee 6 – T-Value a new direction for working platforms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbR_jttA51M 

Miners Fail to Disclose Tailings-Dam DataNearly a year after the deadly Brumadinho collapse, a majority of mining firms have failed to disclose information about their tailings dams
https://www.wsj.com/articles/miners-fail-to-disclose-waste-dam-data-11576665016 

Report Identifies Technical Causes of Brazil Tailings Dam Failure
https://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsreport-identifies-technical-causes-of-brazil-tailings-dam-failure-7556658

Not All Secondary Containment Is Created Equal: Pros & Cons of Concrete Containment
https://www.basicconcepts.com/not-all-secondary-containment-is-created-equal-pros-cons-of-concrete-containment/ 

Geomembrane Liner with Barrier Boom Containment System
https://www.basicconcepts.com/secondary-containment/containment-system/#geomembrane 

Brazilian Investigative Journalism Unveils Cracks in a Tailings’ dam, Like the One that Burst a Year Ago Killing Hundreds
https://en.mercopress.com/2019/12/18/brazilian-investigative-journalism-unveils-cracks-in-a-tailings-dam-like-the-one-that-burst-a-year-ago-killing-hundreds 

Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats – Essential Characteristics and Properties by Will Crawford (CC)
http://ifai.us/geo/proceedings/2019/pdfs/1164.pdf 

Protection of Reinforced Soil Structures using Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats by Lee Church (CC)
http://ifai.us/geo/proceedings/2019/pdfs/1165.pdf 

Investigation of Geosynthetic-reinforced Stone Columns Behavior
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgeen.19.00161 

Analyses and Design of Steep Slope with GeoBarrier System (GBS) Under Heavy Rainfall
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301657 


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ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

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  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

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Impact of Double Defects on Seepage Behavior of Geomembrane Lined Earth-Rock Dams
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/376/1/012057/pdf 

Damage to Geomembrane Liners From Tire Derived Aggregate
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301608 

Determination of Geomembrane–Protective Geotextile Friction Angle: An insight into the Shear Rate Effect
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301621 

An Approach to HDPE Geomembrane Selection for Challenging Design Requirements
https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cgj-2019-0572#.XflSZJMzYQ8Experimental  

Study on Air Expansion Deformation of Composite Geomembrane under Ring-Restrained Condition
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/GEOTECH/PAGES/GTJ20180381.htm 

Cracking of White Surface Geomembranes Due to Low Quality Titanium Dioxide (ExcelPlas Study)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ayQJeiLENXjB9wF

New HDPE Geomembrane Tender Documents
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John Heap of Raven Engineered Films and Chair of IAGI Seeking Support for Orphanage in Kenya
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FGI Webinar: Geotechnical Stability of Waste Fills: Lessons Learned & Continuing Challenges
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5419893438840657675 

Modelling of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Barriers Under Dynamic Impact of Debris Avalanche
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.19.00056 

Reclamation of Abandoned Open Mines with Innovative Meandrically Arranged Geotextiles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611441930158X
 
EVALUATING SEISMIC IN-SOIL ISOLATION OF MSW LANDFILL USING GEOSYNTHETIC LINERS IN SHAKING TABLE TEST: CASE STUDY OF TEHRAN KAHRIZAK LANDFILL
https://www.sid.ir/en/Journal/ViewPaper.aspx?ID=698541

Field Assessment of Railway Ballast Degradation and Mitigation Using Geotextile
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301682 

Fake Conference on Geomembrane Lifetime Prediction Planned for March 19-20, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey
https://www.conferenceindex.org/event/international-conference-on-geomembrane-lifetime-prediction-icglp-2020-march-istanbul-tr


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• GNA now has +30,000 views per month
• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

🔔 Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

🔔 GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/subscribe/

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