August 2022 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS:  * AXIONiQ * ASTM * Bangladesh * Carpi Tech * Concrete Canvas * eFix® * ExcelPlas * Fabricated Geomembrane Institute * FGI * Francesco Fontana * Freyssinet Group * GCCM * GCL * Geobag * Global Synthetics * GNA * Geotextile Sand Containers * GSI * Huesker * India * Jaybro * Lyondell Basell * Manifattura Fontana * Microplastics * Prefabricated Vertical Drain * PVD * Sensor * Tensar * WINFAB * Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics * WSP

INDUSTRY NEWS

12 Year Old Concrete Canvas Case Study Shows Why the GCCM Specification Standard (ASTM D8364) Helps Ensure Your GCCM Will Go the Distance
https://bit.ly/3QoeiIM

Freyssinet Group Announces Carpi as Their Geomembrane Specialist Subsidiary
https://www.freyssinet.com/solution/build/waterproofing-geomembranes/

Press Release – WINFAB Invests in A New State-of-the-Art Nonwoven Needle-punched Geotextile Production Line as They Continue on A Path Of Expansion And Growth
https://www.winfabusa.com/willacoochee-industrial-fabrics-inc-winfab-invests-in-a-new-state-of-the-art-nonwoven-
needlepunch-geotextile-production-line-as-they-continue-on-a-path-of-expansion-and-growth/

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Geosynthetics in Mining
Submission Period: 15 July 2022 – 15 September 2022
https://resource-cms.springernature.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/20311662/data/v1

LyondellBasell Develops Modified Environmental Stress Crack Test for HDPE
https://www.lyondellbasell.com/globalassets/documents/polymers-technical-literature/tech-topic-modified-environmental-stress-crack-test-for-homopolymer-hdpe.pdf

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Australian Scientists Investigate Effectiveness of a Geocomposite-PVD system in Preventing Subgrade Instability and Fluidisation Under Cyclic Loading
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114422000280?dgcid=rss_sd_all

FGI Webinar – Differentiating Microplastics and Geosynthetics (31 August 2022)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3698202286051248139

India Gets New Geosynthetics Testing Facility Can Help Construct Better Walls and Roads
https://dst.gov.in/new-testing-facility-can-help-construct-better-walls-and-roads

Resilient Roads: Chemical and Geosynthetic Methods for Roadway Stabilization
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/geosek.0000411

GEOMEMBRANES

Carpi Tech Completes Waterproofing with Geomembrane on Santa Maria Dam in Mexico
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/10/carpi-tech-completes-waterproofing-with-geomembrane-on-santa-maria-dam/

LEAK DETECTION OF GEOMEMBRANES

Sensor DDS® MIT Showcase Waterless Geomembrane Arc Testing –  ASTM D7953 Approved
https://sensor-uk.com/technologies/sensor-dds-mit

eFix® Permanent Leak Monitoring for Geomembrane
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/02/efix-permanent-leak-monitoring-for-geomembrane/

GEOTEXTILES

Bangladesh Planning USD14 Million Coastal Erosion Prevention Program with Geotextile Bags
Hundreds of Large Geotextile Sand Containers to be Strategically Placed
https://bdnews24.com/environment/1u8dmupovz

World Longest Sand Beach Destroyed by Erosion in a Few Days – Geotextile Sand Containers to be Deployed
https://bangladesh.postsen.com/news/amp/42419

Chapter on ‘Application of Geotextiles for Protection Against Coastal Erosion’
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/vogLblMvJ7vFBzj

GCLs

Hydration Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liner with Polymerized Bentonite
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362581923_Hydration_behavior_of_geosynthetic_clay_liner_with_polymerized_bentonite

GCL Membrane Behaviour of Kaolin–Bentonite Mixtures
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002880

GCCM

GSI New Training Video on ASTM D8364 for GCCM Thickness, Mass, and Density Testing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-ZMx7Qb94

Concrete Canvas Publishes New Brochure for Civil Applications [PDF]
https://www.concretecanvas.com/uploads/1.1-CC-Civil-Brochure-2.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Investigation of Load-Carrying Capacity of Rigid Pavement Slabs Reinforced with Biaxial Geogrids
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42947-022-00217-3

Embodied Energy and Carbon Emissions Analysis of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652622030918

Geosynthetics in Retaining Walls Subjected to Seismic Shaking
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-1468-2_15

MICROPLASTICS

FGI Webinar – Differentiating Microplastics and Geosynthetics (31 August 2022)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3698202286051248139

LANDFILLS

Effect of Cover Layer on Radiological Impact of Landfill for TENORM Waste from Tin Industry
As time passes, its performance will decrease due to the degradation of the
geomembrane part thereby clay layer becomes a crucial part of long-term safety of the facility
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/5.0095664

JOBS

AXIONiQ Seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welders for Perth Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/58064297?type=standout

Jaybro Seeking Technical Business Development Manager for Geosynthetics
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/technical-business-development-manager-at-jaybro-3202344346

WSP Seeking Civil Engineer in Geosynthetics for Perth Role
https://www.livehire.com/careers/wspaustralia/job/BKGM6/JKX2MTC2Z/civil-engineer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57995001?type=standard

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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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Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
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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).
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 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.

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August 2022 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACETex™ * AKS Liner Systems * Andritz * Concrete Canvas * Dow * EIA Geomembranes * EnviroGuard® * EuroBent * ExcelPlas * Fibertex * GCCM * GCL * Geobag * Geofabrics * Global Geosynthetics * GNA * Geotextile Sand Containers * GSI * Huesker * Manifattura Fontana * Microplastics * Solmax * Teranap™ * Tensar * Tiltex™ 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Concrete Canvas Takes Fight Against Tiltex Manufacturer Eurobent to Court of Second Instance In Warsaw
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/GExliFluoDTqLmW

Development of a New GSI Specification for EIA Geomembranes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/01/an-open-solicitation-to-work-on-development-of-a-new-gsi-specification-
for-eia-geomembrane/

Prevent Contamination with an Australian-Made Lining System
https://www.geofabrics.co/sites/default/files/brochures/elcoseal-geosynthetic-clay-liner-brochure-jul22-low-res.pdf

Performing Proper Quality Management on Geomembranes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/01/performing-proper-quality-management-on-geomembranes/

Dow Patents New Barrier Geomembrane for Mining
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3240686B1.pdf

Manifattura Fontana Gets 2nd Needlepunch Line to Produce Geotextiles
A complete neXline needlepunch line from Andritz for the production of geotextiles has been ordered by Manifattura Fontana for its site in Romano d’Ezzelino/Italy. Start-up of the line is planned for Q4/2022.
https://www.textiletechnology.net/nonwovens/news/andritz-2nd-second-needlepunch-line-to-manifattura-fontana-32068

Case Study – ACETex Structural Geotextile for NSW Highway Upgrade
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/case-study/acetex-structural-geotextile-for-nsw-highway-upgrade/

New Partnership with Huesker to Spur Green, Innovative Construction Practices in Africa
https://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/new-partnership-spur-green-innovative-construction-practices

Tensar Partners with Atlantic Track
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/04/tensar-partners-with-atlantic-track/

Ideal for the Containment of Waste and Water Teranap™ Bituminous Geomembranes
https://www.geofabrics.co/system/files/technicaldata/teranap-bituminous-geomembranes-tp-range-technical-data-sheet-
jul22_0.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Effects of Asperity Concentration and Geotextile-type on Geomembrane/Geotextile Interface Shear Characteristics (AKS Liner Systems and Fibertex South Africa)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel-Adeleke-
3/publication/362280421_Laboratory_investigation_of_the_effects_of_asperity_concentration_and_geotextile-
type_on_geomembranegeotextile_interface_shear_characteristics/links/62e11f0f4246456b55edef39/Laboratory-
investigation-of-the-effects-of-asperity-concentration-and-geotextile-type-on-geomembrane-geotextile-interface-shear-
characteristics.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Maroochy Groyne Field Renewal Project with Geotextile Sand Containers
The replacement groynes and seawall are constructed using sand-filled geotextile containers (also known as geobags or geofabric bags) and protect the area from the current and future impacts of coastal erosion. 
https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Infrastructure-Projects/Maroochy-Groyne-Field-
Community-Consultation

Geotextile Covers Preserve Glacier Resources
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/01/geotextile-covers-preserve-glacier-resources/

Drefon® ST and Drefon® S – Polypropylene Nonwoven Geotextiles
https://www.environdec.com/library/epd5924

GEOGRIDS

Performance Evaluation of Geogrid Reinforced Recycled Marginal Backfill Materials in Triaxial Test Conditions
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-022-00395-x

Mechanism and Mesoscopic Characteristics of Indirectly Reinforced Gravelly Soil by a Geogrid
https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2022/8536258.pdf

Reinforced Soil Wall with Geogrids
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/08/01/reinforced-soil-wall-with-geogrids/

Numerical Limit Analysis of the Stability of Reinforced Retaining Walls with the Strength Reduction Method [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/15/2319/pdf?version=1658832704

Behaviour of Concrete Slabs Reinforced by Different Geosynthetic Materials
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16874048.2022.2097363

GEOPIPES

Geopipe Scaling Simulation for Landfill Leachate Transportation: a System Dynamics Approach
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13762-022-04404-4

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How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
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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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Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
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• 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+ 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. 

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.
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GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
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August 2022 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABAC * CARPI * Catral * Concrete Canvas * EU * EuroBent * ExcelPlas * Fabricated Geomembrane Institute * FGI * GCCM * GCL * Geobag * GNA * Geotextile Sand Containers * IGS * Intermas * Microplastics  * Solmax * Tailings * Tensar * Tiltex * Total Lining Systems * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers * WCLS * West Coast Lining Systems

BREAKING NEWS

Latest Court Decision Validates Eurobent’s Position that “Tiltex” and “Tiltex Plus” Do Not Infringe the Concrete Canvas Patents (Issued 29 July 2022)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0nj6RVmV2co09Cj

ABAC and Catral Ink Deal to Purchase Intermas Nets (Exclusive)
The venture capital firm and the company owned by JP Morgan and Blackpearl buy the business of the Catalan manufacturer of geosynthetic mesh
https://www.abaccapital.com/en/

INDUSTRY NEWS

FGI Creates Operation and Maintenance Guideline for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs [PDF]
https://assets-global.website-files.com/5977726d80d12837b9592f43/62c728c28a80e26a6bfb1bfc_FGI-O & M Manual-Water-Reservoirs-2022-Final-7-7-22.pdf

10 Sources of Microplastics from Geosynthetics and Suggested Mitigation Strategies [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gOa5nKNumjcvXiU

IGS Issues a Request for Proposals for a Geosynthetics Benefit Calculator
This would demonstrate and quantify the benefits of geosynthetics from multiple perspectives
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/RFP-Geosynthetics-Sustainability-Calculator.pdf

Carpi Tech Completes Waterproofing Works on Santa Maria Dam with Proprietary Geomembrane
https://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscarpi-tech-completes-waterproofing-works-on-santa-maria-dam-9880600

CARPI Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Dam [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3YduC974OSscxbc

Sewage Lagoon Upgrade Using Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Canada
https://www.solmax.com/en/technical-library/case-studies/sewage-lagoon-upgrade-using-geosynthetic-clay-liners-in-conquest-sk-canada

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop a New Type of Artificial Reef Using Geotextile Sand Containers
https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/3110239/a-new-type-of-artificial-reef/

NEW PATENTS

Tensar Patents New Multi-Axial Integral Geogrid and Methods of Making It
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11390015.pdf

New Process for Making Tank Liners
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11396125.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Geobag Stepped Spillway for Check Dams
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1001627922000518

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop a New Type of Artificial Reef Using Geotextile Sand Containers
https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/3110239/a-new-type-of-artificial-reef/

GEOGRIDS

Influence of Transverse and Longitudinal Members of Coated Polyester-Yarn Geogrid on Pull-out Response Under Low Normal Stress
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40999-022-00741-0

The Impact of Long-Term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17486025.2020.1739753

MICROPLASTICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

Pre/post-Natal Exposure to Microplastics as a Potential Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412022000472

Microplastics Detected in Meat, Milk and Blood of Farm Animals
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/08/microplastics-detected-in-meat-milk-and-blood-of-farm-animals

Controlling Factors of Microplastic Fibre Settling Through a Water Column
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969722031084

CCLs

Screening Additives for Amending Compacted Clay Covers to Enhance Diffusion Barrier Properties and Moisture Retention Performance
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/14/7341/pdf?version=1658410798

COVERS

Evapotranspiration Covers at Uranium Mill Tailings Sites
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/13/8180/pdf?version=1656993681

GEOFOAM

Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Buried HDPE Pipe with Using EPS Geofoam
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12205-022-1541-z

JOBS

Total Lining Systems Seeking Geosynthetics Installation Supervisor/Technician
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57879184?type=standard

West Coast Lining Systems (WCLS) Seeking Geomembrane Installer (Base Pay up to $80K/a)
https://www.careerone.com.au/jobview/materials-technician/4fb5a65c-8ec3-4466-9349-802c4d8bde6b?page_referral_element=Search%20result

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

GNA – The Number One Online Geosynthetics Publication
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Do You Have Any Geosynthetics Industry News? – Get in Touch
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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+ 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.

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This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
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July 2022 Vol. 5

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
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NEWSMAKERS:  * ABG Geosynthetics * CARPI * Cement Blanket * Fundao TSF Failure * EU * ExcelPlas * GCCM  * GNA * Geosynthetics * Intermas * Maccaferri * Microplastics * Raven * Tailings * Tensar * Tim Stark * Viaflex

BREAKING NEWS

Leading Geomembrane Manufacturer Raven Becomes Viaflex
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220720005005/en/Leading-manufacturer-of-engineered-plastics-becomes-Viaflex

Intermas Takeover Deal Closed Out
INTERMAS NETS SA has more than 249 employees and an annual turnover of more than 50 million Euros
https://reorg.com/intermas-nets-sale/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Chinese GCCM Cement Blanket™ – ‘Engineered Concrete in Roll Form’
[for 6mm thickness, price is USD11/sqm, for 10mm thickness, price is USD13.5/sqm]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SkRhyeWb018J7DC

Exclusive Interview with Francesco Lipartiti Global COO Maccaferri
https://urbantransportnews.com/interview/exclusive-interview-with-francesco-lipartiti-global-coo-maccaferri

Vietnam – the Country to Watch as an Emerging Player in Geotextiles!
https://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/vietnam-world-s-6th-largest-fibre-yarn-exporter-leaves-behind-s-korea-282090-newsdetails.htm

Tensar Unveils ‘Next-Gen’ Geogrid and Design Solutions
https://www.geplus.co.uk/news/tensar-unveils-next-gen-geogrid-solutions-25-07-2022/

City of Busselton is Seeking a Suitably Qualified Supplier to Supply and Install a Geosynthetic Liner at Dunsborough Waste Facility, Cell 2
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2022/07/20/view-the-latest-trenchless-technology-tenders-92/

Geosynthetics: Paragon Park, Coventry Shortlisted for GE Awards for Designing a “Wrap Around” Geogrid Reinforced 70-degree Around Contaminated Site Slope
https://www.geplus.co.uk/events/ge-awards-2022-sustainability-award-shortlist-12-07-2022/

Nearly 3 Years After Agreement to Close It, Landfill Cap Still Not On – Why Not?
https://www.theobserver.com/2022/07/12/nearly-3-years-after-agreement-to-close-it-keegan-cap-still-not-on-causing-many-to-wonder-will-this-ever-end/

CARPI: Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Upper Bhavani Dam
https://indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:igs&volume=11&issue=1&article=005

A Conversation about the Fundao Tailings Dam Failure with Tim Stark (Free Podcast)
https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/episode-104-a-conversation-about-the-fundao-tsf/id1474989032?i=1000569066262

Legal Case Erupts Over Award to Install New Geosynthetic Liner to Protect Dam from Erosion
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar_case?case=8263848497585990319&q=geosynthetic&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2022

Mitigating the Effect of Heat Waves and the Demand for Urban Cooling Using Geosynthetics – ABG Geosynthetics
https://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/company/news-archive/mitigating-the-effects-of-heat-waves-and-reducing-the-demand-for-urban-cooling/

MICROPLASTICS FROM GEOSYNTHETICS

Release of Additives and Non-Intentionally Added Substances from Microplastics Under Environmentally Relevant Conditions
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4159402

Studying the Influence of Polyethylene Microplastics’ Intrinsic and Extrinsic Characteristics on their Weathering Behaviour and Heavy Metal Transport in Storm Runoff
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/OZYPqPzq2dTpG2F

Environmental Hazard of Polypropylene: acute toxicity towards Daphnia magna and current knowledge on other polypropylene microplastics
https://microplastics.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s43591-021-00020-0

Dangers of Oxodegradable Plastic Fragments
Nanoplastic Generation from Secondary PE Microplastics: Microorganism-Induced Fragmentation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evdokia_Syranidou/publication/357993232_Nanoplastic_Generation_from_Secondary
_PE_Microplastics_Microorganism-Induced_Fragmentation/links/61ea85f78d338833e38559cd/Nanoplastic-Generation-
from-Secondary-PE-Microplastics-Microorganism-Induced-Fragmentation.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Influence of Stone Shape Factor on the Pull-Out Resistance of Geogrid in the Soil-Rock Mixture
https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2022/4975059.pdf

Evaluation of Reinforcement Mechanical Damage in Geosynthetic Reinforced Piled Embankments
https://www.scielo.br/j/soiroc/a/spJTJs6JHhfvwvQtKFJTqhw/?format=pdf&lang=en

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

GNA – The Number One Online Geosynthetics Publication
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
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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+ 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!
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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GNU™ (Geosynthetic News United States™)

(c) 2022 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs and Geosynthetic News Agency

GNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to GNA you agree to receive regular GNA newsletters as well as the GNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of GNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow GNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  GNA provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each GNA newsletter.

July 2022 Vol. 4

Download PDF

GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Time Sensitive Messaging for the Global Geosynthetics Industry


NEWSMAKERS:  * AGRU * eFix™ * Electrical Resistivity Tomography * EU * ExcelPlas * GNA * Intermas * Lesite * Maccaferri * MICROPLASTICS * Permanent Leak Monitoring * Tailings * Thrace * United Nations

INDUSTRY NEWS

MACCAFERRI Global Webinar “How to Prevent Frost Heave in Transportation Infrastructure”
28th July 2022 | 4 Sessions | English – Italian
https://www.maccaferri.com/how-to-prevent-frost-heave-in-transportation-infrastructure-webinar/

TOP 4 Benefits of Geomembranes in Tailings Facilities
https://agruamerica.com/top-4-benefits-of-geomembranes-in-tailings-facilities/

Intermas Sale Complete
https://reorg.com/intermas-nets-sale/

New Geomembrane Welder Has Closed Loop Control to Give More Stable Welding Parameters and More Reliable Welds
https://www.lesite.com.cn/en/dual-display-professional-geomembrane-welding-machine-lst900d-product/

Studying the Influence of Polyethylene Microplastics’ Intrinsic and Extrinsic Characteristics on their Weathering Behaviour and Heavy Metal Transport in Storm Runoff
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/OZYPqPzq2dTpG2F

eFix™ – Permanent Leak Monitoring for Geomembrane
https://www.elis.tech/efix-permanent-leak-monitoring/

Effect of Minerals on the Threshold of Compacted Clay Liners and Service Life of Barriers in MSW Landfills
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-022-01600-x

Thrace Elects New Member of the Board of Directors to Replace the Resigned Director
https://www.thracegroup.com/ae/en/news/election-of-a-new-member-of-the-board-of-directors-to-replace-the-resigned-director-reconstitution-of-the-board-of-directors-into-body/

United Nations Set Specification for HDPE Geogrids with S-OIT > 150 Minutes
https://www.unhcr.org/lb/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2022/07/Annex-A-Technical-Specifications.pdf

Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) to Assess the Effectiveness of Capping of Old Unlined Landfills
https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-1816560/v1/999ef8a7-05e3-4978-9b3a-f369e113288d.pdf?c=1657643087

BIOBASED GEOTEXTILES

Background Review and Development of a Coir-based Hybrid Geosynthetic
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-022-10584-7

Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Palm-Fibre Based Geotextile Using a Life Cycle Method
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361934888_Evaluation_of_Environmental_Impact_of_Palm-Fiber_Based_Geotextile_Using_a_Life_Cycle_Method

GEOGRIDS

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System (GRS–IBS) for Transportation Bridge Construction
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3135726221832247056

Pull-out Testing and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Analysis of Geogrid Reinforcement Embedded in Granular Drainage Layers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611442200070X

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

GNA – The Number One Online Geosynthetics Publication
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Do You Have Any Geosynthetics Industry News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Want More GNA? Find Thousands of Back Issues Here:
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/


Stay Up to Date with the Latest Geosynthetic News by Signing Up for the GNA Newsletter!
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/subscribe/

• 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+ 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!
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/

GNA™ (Geosynthetic News Alerts™)
GBN™ (Geosynthetic Breaking News™)
GNAu™ (Geosynthetic News Australia™)
GNAf (Geosynthetic News Africa™)
GNC™ (Geosynthetic News China™)
GNCa™ (Geosynthetic News Canada™)
GNI™ (Geosynthetic News India™)
GNInd™ (Geosynthetic News Indonesia™)
GNU™ (Geosynthetic News United States™)

(c) 2022 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs and Geosynthetic News Agency

GNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to GNA you agree to receive regular GNA newsletters as well as the GNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of GNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow GNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  GNA provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each GNA newsletter.