August 2020 Vol. 1

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 

NEWSMAKERS:   * AGRU * EcoCoast * ExcelPlas * Malek Bouazza  * IGS * NAUE * John N. Paulson  * PFAS * Richard Brachman  * Richard Thiel 

AGRU –  Integrated Drainage System For A Remedial Landfill Closure Cap

AGRU VIDEO Webinar – Concrete Protective Liners 101 

Methods to Estimate Pressures and Strains in Pond Geomembrane Bubbles

VIDEO – PFAS and Geosynthetic Liners: Current Status and the Way Forward (Recorded Webinar)

Benefit/Cost Analysis as it Relates to Service Life of Geosynthetics

Antioxidant Depletion from Single-sided and Double-sided Textured Geomembranes in Two Different Immersion Solutions [PDF]

Performance Evaluation of A 23-Year Old Exposed HDPE Pond Liner  [PDF]

IGS VIDEO of Webinar on Use of Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications  (Recorded Webinar)

Experimental Evaluation of the Interaction among Neighboring Reinforcements in Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soils

Prediction Equations for Estimating Maximum Lateral Displacement and Settlement of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Abutments

Effect of Slab Thickness on the Behavior of Concrete Slabs Containing Geogrid Layers as Reinforcement

The Search for Internal Stability in Reinforced Soil with Geosynthetics

New Technology To Meet Rising Geosynthetics Demand from EcoCoast

NAUE ASIA – Coastal Protection and Beach Extension with Geotextile Sand Bags and Sand Containers Secutex® Soft Rock in Pattaya, Thailand

Innovative Geosynthetic Solution Saves 100-year-old Panama Canal Structures

Effect of Biopolymers on Permeability of Sand-Bentonite Mixtures (for Polymer-Modified GCLs)

Q&A – Seaming Dissimilar Geomembranes

Q&A – Ultraviolet Radiation and Geomembranes

Q&A – Geotextile Tubes with Flocculants

Q&A – Geonet-to-Geonet Contact

Q&A – Geotextiles as Reinforcement

Q&A – Required Degree of Survivability

Consultants Corner – John N. Paulson – Geosynthetic Technical Consultant Subscribed to GNA

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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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