May 2021 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABG Geosynthetics * AGRU * Axter * BGM * BMI * BontexGroup * Coletanche™ * ExcelPlas * Fibertex * GCCM * GCLs * GHD * GNA * GeoTas * Gripple * GSI * HiTeC Plastics * Huesker * IGS * PFAS * Plastika Kritis * Shanghai HiTeC Plastics * Siamak’s Podcast * Solmax * Teranap™ * Terra-Lock * Tiltex™

INDUSTRY NEWS

Solmax Feature – Geosynthetic Lining Systems in Mining Applications [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/qNvXp7aHVu1RbBn#pdfviewer​

Geomembrane Manufacturer Plastika Kritis Performed Well Amidst the Pandemic Showing Double Digit Growth
https://www.businessdaily.gr/english-edition/42021_plastika-kritis-strong-global-presence-profits-jump-2020

Shanghai HiTeC Plastics Co.(China) a Subsidiary of Plastika Kritis Exceeds 30 Million Euro in Sales
https://www.businessdaily.gr/english-edition/42021_plastika-kritis-strong-global-presence-profits-jump-2020

ABG Geosynthetics Joins the BontexGeo Group
https://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/news/100/abg-geosynthetics-joins-the-bontexgeo-group.html

UK Geosynthetics Specialist Acquired by Portfolio Company of Private Equity Firm Nimbus
https://www.insidermedia.com/news/yorkshire/geosynthetics-specialist-acquired-by-nimbus-portfolio-company

Fibertex to Invest $48Mill USD to Expand Nonwovens & Geotextiles Plants in Europe in Eastern Europe
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/05/05/fibertex-nonwovens-announces-further-investments-in-high-tech-plant-expansions-in-europe/

AGRU America Receives FM Approval for its AGRULINE™ HDPE Pipe Fittings for Landfill Applications
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/04/13/agru-america-receives-fm-approval-for-its-agruline-hdpe-pipe-fittings/

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI to Host Webinar on Testing of Geosynthetics (12th May, 2021)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/05/03/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-testing-of-geosynthetics/

Prof. Kerry Rowe discusses  ‘Four Decades of Study on Reinforced Embankments on Soft Soils and Rate-Sensitive Clays’ (12 May 2021)
https://australiangeomechanics.org/meetings/four-decades-of-study-on-reinforced-embankments-on-soft-soils-and-rate-sensitive-clays/

Geomembrane Behaviour In Mining Explored In Webinar (26th May, 2021)
Learn about the effects of acidic and alkali conditions on geomembrane performance in mining solutions.
The IGS Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B) is set to host Dr. Fady B. Abdelaal, who will talk about ‘Long-term Performance of Different Polymeric Geomembranes in Extreme High and Low pH Mining Solutions’.
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geomembrane-behavior-in-mining-explored-in-webinar/

GEOMEMBRANES

GHD, GeoTas, H2O Enviro and BMI Combine Forces to Deliver BGM Tailings Dam Project
Bituminous Geomembrane Case Study of Tailings Dam – Tasmania {PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/DicrsHEahZwCIee#pdfviewer

Axter Coletanche Develop Hydraulic Beam for Rapid Deployment of Bituminous Geomembranes (BGM)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/g3uo9DdeCbQyEmH#pdfviewer​

GCCM

Gripple Europe Provides Terra-Lock Solution for Tiltex™ GCCM for Slope Stabilization of French Railway
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gZ9NQKrHKACfcRf#pdfviewer


GEOTEXTILES

African Company to Make Geotextiles from Recycled PET Bottles
https://oilandgasrepublic.com/labacorp-energy-set-to-launch-pet-bottle-waste-recycling-plant-in-nigeria/

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Fibertex Geotextile Dewatering Bags Desludging Wastewater Ponds
https://www.cbn.co.za/featured/fibertex-geotextile-dewatering-bags-desludging-wastewater-ponds/

GEOCELLS

Effectiveness of Geocell wall, Geogrid and Micropile Anchors for Mitigation of Unstable Slopes
https://geoenvironmental-disasters.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40677-021-00185-z

GEOCOMPOSITES

Seepage in Levees Whose Upstream Face is Covered with Geotextile and Geocomposites
https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/1589820

LANDFILLS

Optimizing the Liners Thickness to Design a Landfill
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785321007756

PFAS CONTAINMENT

Interaction Between PFASs and Geosynthetic Liners: Current Status and the Way Forward
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00033?journalCode=jgein

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Australian Dredging Company For Sale (Range $2.0-3.5 Million AUD) – Seeking Expressions of Interest
Includes 8 unmanned dredgers, 1 manned dredger, Floc Dosing Stations and all pumps, controls, pipes, floats and accessories
Suits desludging, desilting and geotextile tube dewatering operations
More information contact: info@dredgingservices.com.au

NEW RESEARCH

Centrifuge Modelling of Marginal Soil Slopes Under Rainfall with Hybrid Geosynthetic Inclusions [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/CZUET7KqlSWkVGe#pdfviewer

Study on the Damage Evolution Mechanism of Geomaterials/Soil Interfaces Under the Action of Drawing [PDF]
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/5.0050815

A Spreadsheet-Based Stability Calculation For Geosynthetic Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391221000659

VIDEO PODCASTS

Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast with Andy Warwick (Global Synthetics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9TGj77NIfY&t=935s

CONFORMANCE TESTING

EXCELPLAS Third Party NATA Accredited Geosynthetics Laboratory for Conformance Testing
The Longest Running and Largest Geosynthetic Testing Laboratory in Australia
https://www.excelplas.com/

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the geosynthetic industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
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We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites, and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
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May 2021 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Axter * BGM * Coletanche™ * Concrete Canvas * DOW * Erol Guler * ExcelPlas * GCCM * GCLs * GNA * Golder Associates * Halliburton * Huesker * IGS * MMG Mining * Plastika Kritis * Ravenswood * Seaman * Siplast * Solmax * Teranap™ * WaterShed Geosynthetics

INDUSTRY NEWS

“Avoid Being Misled”: Concrete Canvas Publishes Technical Note on the GCCM Product Standard (ASTM D8364) for the Specification of GCCM’s
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/KCJebZkxbdkuqyI#pdfviewer​

Coletanche Bituminous Geomembrane (BGM) to line the Ravenswood Gold Tailings Dam in what will be Queensland’s Largest Gold Mine
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/XCx2zXL4DrHSkm1#pdfviewer

Siplast BGM Used to Line MMG Rosebery Tailings Dam in Tasmania
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/cRvCpc2Ht6EyRXR#pdfviewer

Solmax Enhances Profile Line at its Rechlin, Germany Geosynthetics Plant
https://wasteadvantagemag.com/solmax-enhances-profile-line-at-its-rechlin-germany-geosynthetics-plant/

Geosynthetic Companies Report Supply Chain Headwinds and Report “Increasing Costs for Raw Materials and Constraints Related to Logistics
Stock prices continue to soar amid logistic and raw material woes.
https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2205930-polymers-shortage-plague-90pc-of-european-converters

New Geomembrane Resin DOW™ DGDA-5310 NT GMB Medium Density Polyethylene Resin
https://www.dow.com/en-us/pdp.dow-dgda-5310-nt-gmb-medium-density-polyethylene-resin.456148z.html

ONLINE LECTURES

Geosynthetic Functions – IGS University Online Lecture Series by Prof. Erol Guler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4p0Y7fY188

SAMPLING AND TESTING

Random Sampling of Geosynthetics in Finland
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/710/1/012020/pdf

Statistical Analysis of the Influence of Temperature and Humidity on the Stability of Geomembrane Tensile Test Results
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/669/1/012023/pdf

NEW PATENTS

Halliburton Energy Patent New GCLs with Carboxymethyl Starch Modifier
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021066851A1.pdf

WaterShed Geo Patents Solar Energy System For Use With Tufted Geosynthetics
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210126578.pdf

Integrated Photovoltaic Module Mounting System for Use with Tufted Geosynthetics
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10992250.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Seaman Publish Tech Note Entitled “In Search of the Impermeable Geomembrane”
https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/481889/In%20Search-20of%20the-20Impermeable-20Geomembrane%20-20XR-C2-AE-20Geomembranes.pdf?

GCLs

Golder Associates and Peru University Report on Non-isothermal Moisture Migration in a GCL Composite Liner System
https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/abs/2021/06/matecconf-PanAm-Unsat2021-04008/matecconf-PanAm-Unsat2021-04008.html

Water Retention Curves of a GCL Under Non-uniform Temperature-Stress Paths
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421000467

The Effect of Copper Ions on Swelling and Shrinkage Characteristics of Sodium Bentonite in Landfills
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/9/3881/pdf

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Bank Protection and Sludge Dewatering in One Application (Huesker)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhcDivj7MpM

DID YOU KNOW?…………

Head of Major Geomembrane Company Was Kidnapped and Held for Ransom
https://thegreekobserver.com/blog/2017/10/02/crete-happy-end-hostage-crisis-involving-businessman-6-months-huge-success-hellenic-police/

FAILURE OF REINFORCED SOIL

Disruption, Innovation, and Opportunity with Reinforced Soil Structures [PDF]
Failure of Reinforced Soil Structures
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/727/1/012019/pdf

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the geosynthetic industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
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• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ through India, Africa, and Asia
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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 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

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
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April 2021 Vol. 6

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Agru America * Ardaman * AquaFuse™ * Aqualiner™ * Cetco * Core Mat™ * Curtis Barrier International * Downer Constructions * Duoliner HGS™ * Engineered Turf * ExcelPlas * G2 Germany * GCCM * GDA Active Composites * GHD * Geosyntec Consultants * GNA * G Quadrat GmbH * Huesker * ITL Australia * Lake Liners * Maccaferri * Minerals Technologies * Owens Corning * RCPE * SolidMat™ * Solmax * TenCate * Tiltex™ * Tiltex Australia * Watershed Geosynthetics

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian Company Develops New GCCM Liner for Civil Engineering and Mining Applications
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/aDEcW0RI2FO2FYV#pdfviewer

Owens Corning Announces Agreement to Produce “Lake Liners” Using AquaFuse™ Reinforced Composite Polyethylene (RCPE)
https://www.wboc.com/story/43716150/aquafuse-and-owens-corning-to-produce-lake-liners

AGRU America, Inc. Announces Conductive Cap Strips for Liner Welding
https://agruamerica.com/conductive-cap-strips/

Lawsuit Alleges Defects in HDPE Liner
In the complaint, HRK seeks damages based on several points, including defects of the HDPE liner and known pre-existing subgrade instabilities of the stack system those liners were installed upon. HRK also alleges that Ardaman & Associates—the engineering consulting firm retained by FDEP prior to HRK’s purchase of the site—and Nadim F. Fuleihan—Senior VP and principal engineer for Ardaman—would have had reasonable knowledge of those points before dredge material was pumped into the old gypsum stack system.
https://thebradentontimes.com/piney-point-lawsuit-documents-call-simple-narrative-into-question-p22775-158.htm

Geotechnical Benefits Of Engineered Turf Final Cover System by Watershed Geosynthetics and Geosyntec Consultants [PDF]
https://watershedgeo.com/download/128/technical-support/16495/geotechnical-benefits-of-synthetic-turf-as-final-cover.pdf

GCLs

Cetco’s New Reactive Core Mat™ for Sub-Aqueous Sediment Treatment
https://www.mineralstech.com/business-segments/performance-materials/cetco/environmental-products/products/sediment-capping-technologies

Effect of Wet-Dry Cycles on Standard & Polymer-Amended GCLs in Covers Subjected to Flow Over the GCL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611442100039X

GCLs in Containment Applications: Variably Saturated Behaviour (Published Webinar)
https://youtu.be/oeHYkrahc5c

GCCM

Australian Developed GCCM Hits the Ground Running
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/aDEcW0RI2FO2FYV#pdfviewer

Tiltex Australia Announces that Inferior Quality GCCM Cementitious Materials are being Promoted to Mislead within the Australian Market
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/LvOkbBazARXGrli#pdfviewer

Case Study – Using GCCM Duoliner HGS™ for Geomembrane Protection of Landfill Leachate Pond
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/uibSYNnLXRVm7k3#pdfviewer

New GCCM SolidMat™ from GDA Active Composites for Slope Protection and Slope Lining
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/p18kfXEgMiI0qFb

GCCM Market Report 2021 – Market Analysis with Business Opportunities, Key Strategies, Pricing and Insight to Sales Drivers Including Competitive Landscape Analysis (CLA) for GCCM Products
info@excelplas.com

NEW PATENTS

Russians Patent a Weld-Free, Three-Dimensional Geocell System for Soil Stabilization Using Preform Concept
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3375938B1.pdf

Huesker Patents a Sensor Array for Load Monitoring of Ground Bodies Reinforced with Geosynthetic Materials
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3803305A1.html

Maccaferri Patents New Geocomposite
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3802107A1.html

OTHER NEWS

Analyst Comments on Solmax’s Pending Acquisition of Tencate Geosynthetics, Combining Two Leaders in the Global Geosynthetics Industry
https://www.news-herald.com/news/ohio/freedonia-analyst-comments-on-solmaxs-pending-acquisition-of-tencate-geosynthetics-combining-two-leaders-in-the/article_2f6e4ce3-ec19-5287-97ab-3baae0ec5aff.html

TenCate Geosynthetics Paving Product Selector
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfiRe8BWR-Q

Cirtex Seeking Sale Support
https://www.facebook.com/cirtexcivil/

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• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
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• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ through 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 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!
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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

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
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April 2021 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ANUE Water * CCP * Cement Blanket * Chris Lawson * Cortex Composites * ECM * Enviro Liner™ * Erizon * ExcelPlas  * Fibertex * GCCM * GNA * Geotest * Graphene * Kevin Legge * IGS * Phil Bennett * Smart GCCM * Swell Spot Wave Company

INDUSTRY NEWS

Fibertex Announces $49.5 Million Investment
https://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/textile-news/2021/04/fibertex-announces-49-5-million-investment/

Danish Group Fibertex Nonwovens Enhancing Production In North America
https://www.technicaltextile.net/news/danish-group-fibertex-nonwovens-enhancing-production-in-north-america-273488.html

Environmental Impact of Geosynthetics in Coastal Protection (Special Feature)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/lKHJBt9PgGwJMxG#pdfviewer

Geotest Moves into Large New Premises in South Australia
New capability allows Geotest to prefabricate geomembrane panels 95 m long and weighing up to 1.5 tonnes in a controlled factory environment
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/AsdRExncSr4Ow7Y#pdfviewer

New Geomembrane with Pockets Containing Absorbent Charcoal Inserts Solve Odour Issues at Wastewater Facility
https://www.plantservices.com/articles/2021/what-works-filter-technology-helps-odor-issues-at-wastewater-facility/

Anue Water’s Eco-Friendly Wastewater Technologies Launch Into Six New England States With Odor Absorbing Geomembranes
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210419005838/en/Anue-Water-Eco-Friendly-Wastewater-Technologies-Launch-Into-Six-New-England-States-With-Exclusive-Partner-Russell-Resources-Inc.

NEW PATENTS

New Patent for Water Basin Construction Using GCCM Assigned to Swellspot Wave Company [PDF]
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10967604.pdf

Cortex Composites Awarded Another US Patent for GCCM March 2021
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210062449.pdf

Cortex Composites Patent Tensioned Structure Layer for GCCM Cementitious Composites Mats
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021026220A1.pdf

TRAINING VIDEOS

IGS Online Lecture Series – Geosynthetic Properties and Testing (April 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVhiUfAQHQ4

IGS Online Lecture Series – Introduction to Geosynthetics (April 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5DD6CCddMU

GCLs

Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer GCLs to Coal Combustion Product (CCP) Leachates 
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/RsCFoNHgNBuleKr#pdfviewer

Geosynthetic Clay Liner Used to Rehabilitate Lower Chinns Dam, Colorado
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483268.010

GCCM

Researchers Develop Novel Formulation to Make ‘Smart’ GCCM Materials
Development of a Novel Multifunctional ‘Sensing’ Cementitious-Based Geocomposite by the Addition of Carbon Nano Tubes and Graphene
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/4/961/pdf

New Method of Constructing Artificial Surfing Lakes Using GCCM
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10967604.pdf

Cement Blanket Announce New Address for Cement Blanket GCCM Sales and Technical Enquiries
The old sales email <kelly@nuoliansd.com> has been updated to the new sales email  <kelly@cementblanket.com>
https://www.cementblanket.com/

Correction – In the last GNA we incorrectly designated the Erizon EcoArmour™ Product as a GCCM when in fact it is a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Cementitious ECB
https://www.erizon.com.au/product/ecoarmour/

GEOSYNTHETIC COVERS

Life Cycle Assessment of a Shrub Willow Evapotranspiration Cover Compared with Conventional Clay and Geosynthetic Covers in Upstate New York
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-021-13901-x

GEOSYNTHETIC BARRIERS

Critical Review Of Industrial Solid Wastes As Barrier Material For Impermeabilization Of Storage Waste Facilities
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leonardo-Marchiori/publication/350637214-CRITICAL-REVIEW-OF-INDUSTRIAL-SOLID-WASTES-AS-BARRIER-MATERIAL-FOR-IMPERMEABILIZATION-OF-STORAGE-WASTE-FACILITIES

GEOGRIDS

Laboratory Corroboration of Proposals for Soil Reinforced with Geosynthetic Strips
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483268.006

A New Bearing Capacity Design Method Using Multi-Axial Geogrid
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483268.007

GEOCOMPOSITES

New Types of Geo-Composite Materials for Anti-Filtration Systems
https://www.scientific.net/SSP.316.1031

NEW JOBS

Geotest Seeking Electrical Leak Location Testing Technician
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/BQE52jzV6XOvuEL#pdfviewer

OTHER NEWS

South African Geosynthetics Guru Received Multiple Honours
Kelvin Legge elected to Fellow of South African Institution of Civil Engineering and the Geotechnical Division awarded him the South Africa Geotechnical Medal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQMqdeGxUT4      (Kelvin’s video starts at 12.47)

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Sustainable Use of Geosynthetics in Dykes (Special Feature)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/8/4445/pdf

Protecting the Environment Through Innovative Solutions – Interview with Chris Eichelberger of AGRU
https://compositesweekly.com/protecting-environment-innovative-solutions-interview-chris-eichelberger-agru-america/

Uncertainty over COVID Leads to 12 ICG Being Postponed to September 2023
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/04/12/12-icg-postponed-to-september-2023/

Government Grants Available for Australian Geosynthetics Manufacturers and Installers
https://www.granthelp.com.au/research-and-development/

Geotextiles Could Slow Glacial Melt, But at What Cost?
https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/04/14/geotextiles-slow-glacial-melt-cost/

South African Engineer Scoops Global Award
https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/investments-immigration/business/trends/innovations/kelvin-legge

South African Geosynthetics Guru Received Multiple Honours
Kelvin Legge elected to Honorary Fellow of South African Institution of Civil Engineering and the Geotechnical Division awarded him the South Africa Geotechnical Medal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQMqdeGxUT4      (Kelvin’s video starts at 12.47)

Walls Going Up for New Geomembrane Concrete Containment Cell for Decontaminated Salt Solution
https://www.ans.org/news/article-2736/walls-going-up-for-new-disposal-unit-at-savannah-river-site/

GEOMEMBRANES

Double-Lined Brine Storage Pond For Natural Gas Salt Deposit Containment Reservoir
Utilizing 130K m2 of 1.0 mm thick Enviro Liner 6040 Geomembrane, 65K m2 of 5.6 mm Geonet, 65K m2 of Non-woven Geotextile cushion
https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/

Design and Performance of Hazardous Waste and LLRW Landfills Case Study (Presentation Slide Pack)
https://assets.website-files.com/5977726c80d12837b9592f29/6063ca90a6a393d0be20d7ae-FGI-Webianr–20HW-20Landfills-Bonaparte-20(Final)-jkm-3-23-21.pdf

Design and Performance of Hazardous Waste and LLRW Landfills Case Study Presentation (Video)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zqnfkpvqm4ptp5u/FGI Webinar_ Design and Performance of Hazardous and LLRW Landfills_ A 20-Year Case Study.mp4?dl=1

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Soft Site Impoundment Closures Using Geosynthetics presented by Chris Lawson from TenCate (20th April 2021)
https://www.acigs.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=23

Solmax Webinar on ‘Geosynthetics Solutions for Landfill Drainage’ (22nd April 2021)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2576313387927371792

Jabro Webinar on Erosion Control Mats (ECM) (28th April, 2021)
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/485cbad51ca74f22b5afcdceb0bd3190

IGS TCB Webinar on Thermal Welding of Geomembranes (29th April, 2021)
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/webinar-on-thermal-welding/

FGI Webinar: Deep Water Leak Location Surveys (7th May 2021)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8962293412524224782

GCCM

New Sprayable GCCM for Stabilization and Lining of Steep Slopes and Culverts
https://www.erizon.com.au/product/ecoarmour/

GEOTUBE DEWATERING

Geotube Dewatering at Zinc Mine in Rosebury Tasmania
https://www.geofabrics.co/sites/default/files/Rosebery%20Zinc%20Mine_final.pdf

Two-Dimensional Consolidation Analysis of Geotextile Tubes Filled with Fine-Grained Material
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421000388

GEOTEXTILES

Model Tests of Geotextile in Collapse Treatment of Unstable Subgrade
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/643/1/012058/pdf

GEOGRIDS

Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened Using Geosynthetic Materials by External and Internal Confinement
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352012421002873

Geogrid Bridging Over Existing Shallow Flexible PVC Buried Pipe
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S088677982100136X

Laboratory Evaluation of Geogrid-Reinforced Flexible Pavements
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666691X21000269

Stochastic Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic Reinforced Slopes Subjected to Harmonic Base Shaking
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391221000520

Study on Long-Term Performance of Geogrid-Reinforced and Pile-Supported Embankment at Bridge Approach
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2021/5567391/

Numerical Analyses on Geogrid-Reinforced Cushion in Pile Supported Composite Foundation
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/719/3/032044/pdf

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• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ through 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 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

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
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