October 2020 Vol. 6

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NEWSMAKERS: * AXTER * Cleanaway * EPA * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * Formosa Plastics * GEOAMERICAS 2020 * GNA * Layfield * Maccaferri * NAUE * PFAS * SENSOR * SMEC * Tensar * Wavin

INDUSTRY NEWS

Nosko Granted US Patent for New Leak Monitoring System for Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10809145.pdf

Film Specialist Puts $20 Million Behind Capacity Growth for Recycled-Content Geomembranes
https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2020/10/14/film-specialist-puts-20-million-behind-capacity-growth/

Wavin to Expand Presence in Geosynthetic Markets Globally
https://pavcowavingeosinteticos.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Soluciones-ecolo%CC%81gicas-como-alternativa-a-problemas-de-contencio%CC%81n-de-tierra_compressed.pdf

Magnificent Seven At GeoAmericas 2020
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/magnificent-seven-at-geoamericas-2020/

GeoAmericas 2020: Short Course Programme Announced
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geoamericas-2020-short-course-programme/

IKO Acquires Waterproofing Geomembrane Manufacturer AXTER and COLETANCHE Range of Products
https://www.roofingcontractor.com/articles/94938-iko-acquires-waterproofing-manufacturer-axter

EPA’s Approval Letter to Cleanaway on Landfilling of PFAS Contaminated Soil (Declassified)
Additional requirement to restrict access of birdlife to the on-site leachate ponds
https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/-/media/epa/files/for-community/current-projects-and-issues/major-projects/west-gate-tunnel-project/emp/cleanaway-epa-approval-letter-20201012.pdf

NAUE Bentofix™ Enables Safe Fish Migration in German River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwRRZD1ZFl0&feature=emb_logo

Stay on Top of All Competitive Threats, Changes, and Trends Within Defined Geosynthetic Market Segment
GNA Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
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LEGAL

Geomembrane Resin Manufacturer Formosa Plastics Sues Chubb Insurance for Coverage of $50 Mill Water-pollution Settlement (Breaking News)
https://www.reuters.com/article/chubb-formosa-lawsuit-idUSL1N2H501W

Opponents of Formosa Plastics’ Plan to Build one of the World’s Largest Plastic Plants in Louisiana have Filed a Motion Seeking a Judgment
https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2020/10/02/opponents-formosa-plastics-louisiana-plant-move-overturn-federal-approval

NEW RESEARCH

Researchers Develop a New Geocomposite Introduced as Cement-Coated Geocomposite (CCGC)
Interface Properties of a Cement Coated Geocomposite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S095006182033018X

Electro-Osmosis Treatment of Lead-Contaminated Soil with Carbon Fibre-Based Geotextiles
http://www.electrochemsci.org/papers/vol15/151111454.pdf

LANDFILL

Study on the Effect of Hydration on the Shear Strength of the Interface Between Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) and Geomembrane
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2020/54/e3sconf_icaeer2020_05059.pdf

A New Approach for the Design, Construction and Control of Compacted Mineral Liners of a MSW Landfill Capping
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-020-00234-x

Geosynthetic Liner Integrity and Stability Analysis for a Waste Containment Facility with a Preferential Slip Plane within the Liner System
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300364

Toowoomba’s Newest Waste Management with Capping of the Existing Kleinton Landfill Completed
https://www.thechronicle.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TCWEB_-WRE170-a-GGL

Shear Strength of Landfill Liner Interface in the Case of Varying Normal Stress
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300534

Landfill Liners: An Engineered Landfill Component
https://medium.com/@santak.mohanty2017/landfill-liners-an-engineered-landfill-component-cd2760c9a9ea

GEOGRIDS

SMEC Designed Retaining Wall Using Maccaferri Green Terramesh™ and Paralink™ Geogrid – supplied by Geofabrics and built by Coastwide
http://www.smec.com/infocus/expertise/combined-retaining-wall-solution-stacks-up/

Performance of a 33m High Geogrid Reinforced Soil Embankment Without Concrete Panel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301035

Geogrids Aren’t Just For Roads on Poor Ground
Chris Buchanan | Director Of Marketing & Business Development Tensar International Ltd
https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/highways-uk/speaker-chris-BUCHANAN.stm

The A14 Geocomposite Story Part 4: The Strength Beneath the Structure
The latest in our A14 series comes from the team at Tensar, whose reinforced soil systems were used extensively on the Highways England improvement project, delivering permanent structures for junction improvements and load bearing abutments for temporary bridges.
https://www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk/The-A14-story-part-4-The-strength-beneath-the-structure/8615

Behaviour of Rectangular Footing on Geosynthetic Reinforced Crusher Dust
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-5001-0_29

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Beach Armor Plans Rile Lake Michigan Town
Geotextile tubes are filled with sand as a temporary erosion protection structure near Bridgman, Mich.
https://www.mlive.com/galleries/KM2SWGWLRBA2RBGZ4RRZ75RCJQ/
https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2020/10/rocky-future-lake-michigan-neighbors-battle-over-boulders-on-the-beach.html

JOBS

Layfield Seeking Business Development Manager for Specialty Geosynthetics and Environmental Containment Products
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/English/Layfield-Group/Work-At-Layfield/Job-Opportunities/Business-Development-Manager-050720.aspx

Fabtech Seeking Master Seamer, HDPE Geomembrane Welding/ Plastics Technicians
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50527553?type=standard#searchRequestToken=f1452b89-3182-4ff8-80c4-e7cac0af900a

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI to Host Webinar on Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains (28 October 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/12/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-soil-consolidation-using-wick-drains-2/

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http://www.masterbatchnews.com.au/

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https://www.tailingsnews.com.au/


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ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
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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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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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October 2020 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS: * AXTER * Cleanaway * EPA * ExcelPlas * GEOAMERICAS 2020 * GNA * GSI * PFAS * TenCate

INDUSTRY NEWS

IKO Europe in Exclusive Talks to Acquire AXTER’s Bituminuous Membrane and Geomembrane Division
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iko-europe-in-exclusive-talks-to-acquire-axters-waterproofing-membrane-division-301144589.html

PFAS

EPA VIC releases West Gate Tunnel PFAS Spoil Landfill Update
EPA states that Ravenhall landfill’s spoil containment cell will comprise a combination of a liner overlaid with additional protection and drainage layers, and a leachate collection system to avoid the potential for PFAS leaching into groundwater.
https://www.roadsonline.com.au/epa-vic-releases-west-gate-tunnel-spoil-landfill-update/

EPA Accepts Rejigged Plan for Maddingley PFAS Contaminated Soil Dump Site — Ravenhall Plan Accepted
https://mooraboolonline.com.au/2020/10/12/epa-accepts-rejigged-plan-for-maddingley-contaminated-soil-dump-site-ravenhall-plan-accepted/

Classification and EMP Assessment Report on PFAS Contaminated Soil– Cleanaway (Ravenhall)
EPA received from Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd (Cleanaway) an Environment Management Plan (EMP) application proposing to receive and manage soil and rock (spoil) generated from the West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP). EPA assessed Cleanaway’s submission in accordance with the principles of the Environment Protection Act 1970, as well as in accordance with relevant subordinate legislation and guidelines.  
https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/-/media/epa/files/publications/1914_redacted.pdf

LANDFILLS

Global Study on Slope Instability Modes Based on 62 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Including slip surfaces that occur along the interface between the bottom liner and the municipal solid waste (MSW) pile
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0734242X20953486

GCLs

Barrier Performance of Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Copper (II) Chloride Solutions
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.18.00024

Thermal Desiccation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Under Brine Pond Conditions
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00020?journalCode=jgein

GEOGRID

Discrete Element Analysis of the Load Transfer Mechanism of Geogrid-Ballast Interface under Pull-Out Load
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2020/8892922/

GEOTUBE

Effect of Silt Content in Filling Sand on the Geotubes Dewatering Performance by Hanging Bag Tests
https://www.jvejournals.com/article/21645

UPCOMING WEBINAR

Webinar on Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains (28 Oct.)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/12/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-soil-consolidation-using-wick-drains-2/

OTHER NEWS

SIUE’s Kargar Receives Geosynthetic Institute Fellowship Grant
https://www.siue.edu/news/2020/10/SIUEsKargarReceivesGeosyntheticInstituteFellowshipGrant.shtml


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• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
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• 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.
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GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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October 2020 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Axter * Chevron Phillips * Elis Technologies * eRover™ * ExcelPlas * GeoAmericas * Geotube™ * GNA * GSI * Huesker * IGS * Nicolon * OCSiAl * Solmax * TenCate

INDUSTRY NEWS

Meet eRover, the Robot Designed to Find the Tiniest Tears in Geomembranes (NEW)
https://www.elis.tech/meet-erover-the-robot-designed-to-find-the-tiniest-tears-in-geomembranes/

100% Recycled-Content Polyethylene Geosynthetics Could Soon to be Reality (NEW)
Upon certification, Chevron Phillips Chemical intends to market its new circular polyethylene range under the trade name Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene.
https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2020/10/chevron-phillips-chemicals-new-success-in-advanced-recycling-technology

Chevron Phillips Chemical Marks ‘Huge Step’ in Plastic Recycling (NEW)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-marks-huge-step-15631090.php

Nicolon Granted US Patent for New Multiaxial Geotextile for Road Construction (NEW)
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10794012.pdf

Winners of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Industry 2020 Awards Revealed
Huesker Get Highly commended for Huesker Flexcover™ Combi Plus
https://www.bioenergy-news.com/news/winners-of-the-ad-and-biogas-industry-2020-awards-revealed/

TenCate Geosynthetics Uploads New Corporate Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-FZVpP-DFI&feature=emb_logo

Solmax Releases Geosynthetic Design Tools
https://www.drainagedesigntool.com/

GNA Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
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EPA Publication on Maddingley Brown Coal Containment Cell Liner Design Assessment
https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/-/media/epa/files/publications/1903_redacted.pdf

Smarter Geomembranes of the Future: OCSiAl opens its first graphene nanotube R&D centre in Europe
https://ocsial.com/news/smarter-materials-and-cars-of-the-future-ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-r-and-d-center-in-europe/
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-rd-center-europe

GeoAmericas 2020: The First Online Geosynthetics Conference Starts in Just 15 Days
Register today so you are able to login daily and view live lectures and technical sessions, interact with presenters during Q&A time, network, and take the short courses.
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geoamericas-2020-sneak-peek-the-buzz-on-the-first-online-geosynthetics-conference/

LANDFILL LINERS

Landfill Construction with Geosynthetic Cover Lining System by Huesker
Installed in Borken Hoxfeld, Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwMTkNIwufs

Elevated Temperature Conditions in Landfills: Sharing Innovative Designs and Strategies
https://www.scsengineers.com/tag/leachate-management/

GEOGRIDS

Experimental Study on the Influence of Aging on Mechanical Properties of Geogrids and Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Sand Cushion
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2020/8839919/

Performance of Multi-tiered geogrid Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls with Wrap-around Facing Subjected to Earthquake Loading
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344520804-Experimental-investigation-on-the-performance-of-multi-tiered-geogrid-mechanically-stabilized-earth-MSE-walls-with-wrap-around-facing-subjected-to-earthquake-loading

GEOTEXTILES

Success of Geotextile Tube Erosion-Control Measures at Ponte Vedra Beach Questioned
https://www.staugustine.com/story/news/2020/10/10/success-geotextile-tubes-ponte-vedra-beach-questioned/5900693002/

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Geosynthetics for Construction on Soft Foundation Soils (November 3, 2020)
Presenter: R. Kerry Rowe
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8706860363011992587

Geosynthetics in Mining (November 12, 2020)
Presenter: Denys Parra
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5797896744449495823

Axter Participating in Upcoming “Lithium Latin America” Congress  (24-26 November 2020)
https://lithiumcongress.com/axter/
https://lithiumcongress.com/

ACIGS NEWS

ACIGS Election Results
https://www.acigs.org/acigs-2020-election-results-are-in/

ACIGS 2020 Photo Competition
https://www.acigs.org/acigs-2020-geosynthetic-photo-completion-public-vote-opens/

Comprehensive News Portal on the Global Geosynthetics Industry 
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/  
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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+ 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
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October 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * ASTM * Aquablok™ * CETCO * ExcelPlas * Geotest * Geotube™ * GNA * GSI * Huesker * IGS * Raven * TenCate * Tonkin & Taylor

INDUSTRY NEWS

GNA Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

TenCate Post Virtual Learning Archives on Geosynthetics
https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/resources/virtual-learning/virtual-learning-archive

Raven Announces Leadership Changes
Brian Meyer, current Vice President of Applied Technology, will become Vice President for http://ravenefd.com/
https://ravenind.com/news/raven-announces-leadership-changes-to-accelerate-execution-of-companys-growth-strategy

Geosynthetic Storage Upgrade Works by Geotest to Ensure Fresh Water for South Gippsland
https://watersource.awa.asn.au/business/assets-and-operations/storage-upgrade-works-fresh-water-south-gippsland/

Environmental Engineer Appointed VP of Australasian Chapter of the IGS
https://www.tonkintaylor.co.nz/news/2020/10/environmental-engineer-appointed-vp-of-australasian-chapter-of-the-igs/

Eirini Christoforidou receives Geosynthetic Institute Fellowship
https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/AboutUs/News/Geotechnical_Features/eirini-christoforidou-receives-geosynthetic-institute-fellowship

Ion Exchange Resistant Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Exposed Liners and Capping for Mine Closure (Video of Webinar)
by Michael Donovan, PhD, Global R&D Director CETCO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXV7je19Jxk

AquaBlok Press Release: Guidance Specification for Composite Bentonite Aggregate in Below Ground Pipe and Infrastructure Construction or Repair Applications
https://sealing.aquablok.com/news-blog/2020/9/3/aquablok-releases-guidance-specification-for-composite-bentonite-aggregate-in-below-ground-pipe-and-infrastructure-construction-or-repair-applications

A Geocomposite Barrier for Hydrocarbon Containment in The Artic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pubBoVmY5E

ASTM D6364 – Short-term Compression Behaviour of Geosynthetics Test Fixture (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhVa0eugA0c

Review of Remedial Options for the Boat Harbour Remediation Using Geotextile Tube Dewatering
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/efBtDp7iLjCrlru​

Beach Residents Unhappy Over Coastal Protection Project
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/chellanam-residents-unhappy-over-coastal-protection-project/article32763211.ece


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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+ 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/

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October 2020 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Carlyle * ExcelPlas * Fiberweb * GeoAmericas 2020  * GeoFabrics Ltd.  * GSI * Huesker * IGS * Maccaferri * Tenax * Tensar

INDUSTRY NEWS

Bondholders Make Move to Buy Pre-Insolvent Maccaferri (Breaking News)
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/officine-maccaferri-nets-offer-from-bondholders-60524402

Carlyle Makes Offer for the Acquisition of Italian Troubled Company Maccaferri (Breaking News)
https://www.unquote.com/southern-europe/news/3021228/carlyle-makes-new-offer-for-officine-maccaferri

Maccaferri Purchase Offer (Declassified)
https://www.maccaferri.com/download/pr-purchase-offer-september-28-2020-eng/?wpdmdl=14239

Maccaferri Loses it Moody’s Credit Rating (Declassified)
https://www.maccaferri.com/download/pr-officine-maccaferri-september-28-2020-eng/?wpdmdl=14228

GeoAmericas 2020: The Buzz on the First Online Geosynthetics Conference
GeoAmericas 2020 will take place online 26 – 31 October 2020. This marks the first major geosynthetics conference to be held in an entirely digital format. Registered participants will be able to login daily and view live lectures and technical sessions, interact with presenters during Q&A time, network, and take the short courses.
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geoamericas-2020-sneak-peek-the-buzz-on-the-first-online-geosynthetics-conference/

Tensar International and Tensar Geosynthetics China Limited Listed on UK Double Taxation Treaty Passport Scheme Register
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/double-taxation-treaty-passport-scheme-register/hm-revenue-and-customs-double-taxation-treaty-passport-dttp-register

LEGAL

Patent Battle Over Geosynthetic Under Trains Takes New Track (GeoFabrics Ltd. Vs Fibreweb)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/sY8Zc6hJRjpZIe1#pdfviewer​

Brazil’s Vale to Contest Court Ruling on B7 Tailings Dam Suspension
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/brazil-s-vale-to-contest-court-ruling-on-b7-tailings-dam-suspension-60510164

NEW PATENTS

Tensar Patent New Erosion Control Mattress for Protecting Coastal Structures and Riverbanks Against Erosion from Waves and Currents 
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10787781.pdf

Tenax Patents New Geogrid Design for Reinforced Ground
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10787786.pdf

Fiberweb Patents New Plastic Gabion System
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10781569.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Rapid Predictive QA and Durability Tests for HDPE Geomembranes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/c6SsxKHFWcqRMcs#pdfviewer​

Testing Wind-Resistant Geosynthetics
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/01/testing-wind-resistant-geosynthetics/

CCR Landfill Final Cover Test Pad
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/01/ccr-landfill-final-cover-test-pad-part-2/

Experimental Studies on Geosynthetic Vertical Barrier Around a Toxic Dump
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-6828-2_44

GEOTEXTILES

Geography and Climate Drive Australia’s Technical Geotextiles Industry
https://fabricarchitecturemag.com/2020/10/01/geography-and-climate-drive-australias-technical-textiles-industry/

Geotextile Tube Dewatering Performance Assessment: An Experimental Study of Sludge Dewatering Generated at a Water Treatment Plant
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/19/8129/pdf

Effect of Rockfill Berm on the Stability of Large Geotextile Mat Dikes on Soft Clay
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X2030402X

A Laboratory Investigation on the Impact Resistance of a Woven Geotextile
https://www.infona.pl/resource/bwmeta1.element.elsevier-a92b80cc-29b2-3ef6-baee-e650ba9d50cc

Analysis of Geotextile-Reinforced Road Embankment Using PLAXIS 2D
https://geologyengineering.com/2020/09/analysis-of-geotextile-reinforced-road-embankment-using-plaxis-2d/

GCLs

Water Characteristic Curves of GCLs Hydrated by a Saline Solution
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00036

GEOGRIDS

Study on Creep Characteristics of Geogrids Considered Sand-Geosynthetics Interaction Under Different Loading Levels
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1558925020958520

PODCASTS

Podcast: The Relationship between Thermoplastic Geosynthetics and Aquaculture
https://agruamerica.com/the-relationship-between-thermoplastics-and-aquaculture/ 

STANDARDS

Updated ASTM D7408 – 12(2020) Standard Specification for Non-Reinforced PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Geomembrane Seams
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D7408.htm

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar: Myths and Facts About GCL Hydration: What You Need to Know (Friday 9 Oct 2020)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/IDLAMMt0WvCcv4I#pdfviewer

Webinar: GSI to Host Webinar on Stabilization of Slopes with Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics (Wednesday 21 Oct 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/10/02/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-stabilization-of-slopes-with-nailed-or-anchored-geosynthetics/

Webinar: Active Geocomposite Barriers for Subaqueous Capping (Wednesday 21st October, 2020)
https://www.acigs.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=18

LANDFILLS

Landfills – Where Do The Risks Really Lie? [PDF]
https://www.wasteminz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WasteMINZ-2019-Landfills-where-do-the-risks-really-lie-Paper.pdf

Transport of Silver Nanoparticles Through Landfill Liners
https://www.x-mol.com/paperRedirect/1311862883452424192


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