April 2020 Vol. 1

Download PDF

GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin 


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

Geomembrane Doyen Retires From Layfield
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/l4epcGSt9ypvnR7

Layfield Launches GeoVolt™ Conductive Composite to Enable Geomembrane Leak Detection
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/Geosynthetics/Installation-and-Maintenance/GEOVOLT.aspx

Environmental Containment Using Factory and Field Fabricated Geomembranes (Webinar April 17, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9074443591456940301

Fiskville Liner System in Place for PFAS Remediation
https://www.ventia.com/news-and-insights/fiskville-liner-system-in-place-for-pfas-remediation

Geosynthetics Conference 2021 Call for Proposals and Abstracts Now Open (February 21 – 24, 2021)
https://geosyntheticsconference.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/03/Geosynthetics-Conference-2021.ics

IGS Launches Geosynthetic Chapter Chat
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ChapterChat_2802_FINAL.pdf

GCL Tech Talk: The Science Behind the Magic of Bentonite by Craig Benson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRoV8BWFLxE

GCL Tech Talk: Real vs. Synthetic Leachates for Polymer-Modified GCL Testing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5qaEZVqAI

GCL Tech Talk: Swell Index for Polymer-Modified GCL Testing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY5ueTviPyg

Mobile LiDAR for Monitoring Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Textured Precast Concrete Panels
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/2/306/pdf

Road & Bridge Repair Challenges Solved With Concrete Cloth GCCM
https://www.roadsbridges.com/video/road-bridge-repair-challenges-solved-concrete-cloth-gccm

New App for Designing Efficient Steep Slopes and Retaining Structures with Fortrac-Reinforced Soil 
https://appstores.co/app/1492102721/huesker-fortrac-systems-ar

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.
https://www.excelplas.com/ 


Need More Geosynthetics Industry News
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/

Need More Polymer Pipe Industry News
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

Need More Masterbatch Industry News
http://www.masterbatchnews.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+ 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/

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) 2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 and Geosynthetic News Agency