April 2020 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * Andrew Mills * CETCO  * Concrete Cloth™ * Craig Benson * ExcelPlas * FGI * GeoVolt® * IGS * Huesker * Layfield®  * PFAS * Tensar

Geomembrane Doyen Retires From Layfield

Layfield Launches GeoVolt™ Conductive Composite to Enable Geomembrane Leak Detection

Environmental Containment Using Factory and Field Fabricated Geomembranes (Webinar April 17, 2020)

Fiskville Liner System in Place for PFAS Remediation

Geosynthetics Conference 2021 Call for Proposals and Abstracts Now Open (February 21 – 24, 2021)

IGS Launches Geosynthetic Chapter Chat

GCL Tech Talk: The Science Behind the Magic of Bentonite by Craig Benson

GCL Tech Talk: Real vs. Synthetic Leachates for Polymer-Modified GCL Testing

GCL Tech Talk: Swell Index for Polymer-Modified GCL Testing

Mobile LiDAR for Monitoring Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Textured Precast Concrete Panels

Road & Bridge Repair Challenges Solved With Concrete Cloth GCCM

New App for Designing Efficient Steep Slopes and Retaining Structures with Fortrac-Reinforced Soil 

ExcelPlas Geosynthetic Labs Move to Automated Testing and Robotic Autosampler During COVID-19
ExcelPlas continues to remain operational and accessible for geosynthetic testing during this difficult period and has switched to more automated testing including the use of 
Robotic autosampling equipment and remote-access video monitoring of long-term immersion testing to ensure continuity of work flow.
75% of staff are working from home checking and writing reports.

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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).
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