August 2020 Vol. 2

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

NEWSMAKERS:   * Concrete Canvas * EPA * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM * Geofabrics  * IFAI * IGS * Miller Weldmaster * PFAS * SA Water

Miller Weldmaster Enables In-House Production of Larger Liners (Video)

SA Water engages Geofabrics to Upgrade Infrastructure with PVC-Elvaloy Liners
with the aim of delivering an additional 12 GL per year of recycled water for irrigation. Phase 2 was to construct recycled water storage infrastructure to the area north of the Gawler River, enabling a new major irrigation area to be built. The recycled water storage included two 200 megalitre earth bank storage ponds. The pond’s storage capacity was designed to cater to future growth in the area, for at least the next twenty years.  The improved performance is largely due to the Dupont Elvaloy® technology, which enables protection against weathering and UV resistance, whilst allowing the PVC alloy to maintain it’s flexibility.

Tracking Oxidation of HDPE and PP-R Liners – Determination of the Carbonyl Index of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Using Specified Area Under Band Methodology with ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy

South Australia EPA Publishes Guidelines on Disposal of PFAS Contaminated Waste

Reinforced Slope Failure: Material Properties and 3D Stability Analyses (21 August, 2020)

Advanced Environmental Services is one of Australia’s Foremost Suppliers and Installers of Concrete Canvas GCCM products

Effect of Inorganic Salt Solutions on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Bentonite Based Liner

Modelling and Prediction of Stress Relaxation for Thermal Bonded Nonwoven Geotextiles

Performance of Highway Embankments in the Arctic Corridor Constructed with Geotextiles under Winter Conditions

Chemical Durability of Bituminous Geomembranes in Heap Leaching Applications at 55 deg.C

Applications of Leak Location Surveys in the Mining Industry

Protection of Building Against Soil Gas Infiltrations Using Drainage Geocomposites

Analysis of Geocell-Based Track Design for the Reduction of Stresses in the Track Substructure

GEOAFRICA 2022 – 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics ANNOUNCED

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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).
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