January 2022 Vol. 4

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Time Sensitive Messaging for the Global Geosynthetics Industry


NEWSMAKERS: * Cabot * Elis Leak Detection * Eric Blond * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * GCCM * Genap * GNA * Huesker * Jaybro * IGS * INNO Geosynthetics * Innovative® 2000 GM * Mustang Extreme Environmental Services * Quadrant Private Equity * Permanent Leak Detection * Simbeck and Associates * Solmax * TenCate * Texplor * Watershed Geo® * XR Geomembranes * Zutari

INDUSTRY NEWS

Announcing the Arrival of the Innovative™ ‘2000’ GM High-stability HDPE Geomembrane from INNO Geosynthetics
A step-change in stability and durability for Chinese-made HDPE Geomembranes
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/yVE17ucqZQZnxst#pdfviewer

Protecting Groundwater with Solmax Geomembranes in Swedish Highway Expansion
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/01/18/protecting-groundwater-with-geomembranes-in-swedish-highway-expansion/

Press Release Announcing Genap as Official Distributor and Installer for Watershed Geo®
https://www.genap.nl/en/news/closureturf/

Huesker Announce Price Increases for 2022
https://www.huesker.co.uk/news/detail-view/price-increase-announcement/

Australian Geosynthetics Supplier Sold to Quadrant Private Equity for $600 Million
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/4zQigyojC0D25tz#pdfviewer

Geomembrane Leak Detection Company Issues ELIS Token (XLS) Now Listed on MEXC Global Crypto Exchange in Asia
https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/elis-token-xls-now-listed-on-mexc-global-recently-named-best-crypto-exchange-in-asia

Simbeck and Associates Announce Full Implementation of its New Paperless Quality Control Program for Geomembrane Installation
https://simbeckliners.com/

Texplor Permanent Leak Detection for Geomembranes Publishes List of Reference Sites
https://www.texplor.eu/files/References/Ref_list_Permanentsystems_Texplor_2020.pdf

Bespoke French Geotextile Company Patents Multi-Modulus Earth Reinforcing Geotextile
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3230509B1.pdf

Resounding Success for Canals Workshop – Congratulations to Eric Blond Who Staged and Coordinated the Workshop
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/resounding-success-for-canals-workshop/

Construction of an Energy-Neutral Motorway with Geosynthetics (Huesker Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLqph5tG0Sk

GNA – Geosynthetics is in Our DNA !
GNA brings manufacturers, engineers, regulators, facility owners, and other stakeholders around the world together through geosynthetic information sharing and industry news dissemination.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

NEW PATENTS

TenCate Patent Woven Geosynthetic Fabric with Comparable Tensile Strength in Warp and Weft Directions Based On Nicolon IP
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3440250B1.pdf

New Patent for a Rapidly Deployable Inflatable Water Tank Made Using GCCM
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2022013557A1.pdf

Chinese Patent Breathable Geosynthetic Clay Liner and the Production Process Therefor
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220009195.pdf

Bespoke French Geotextile Company Patents Multi-Modulus Earth Reinforcing Geotextile
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3230509B1.pdf

New Method for Manufacturing Anti-slip Textured Geomembrane Materials [PDF]
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220008954.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Commonly Identified Geomembrane Costs
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/4-commonly-identified-geomembrane-costs

Top Ways to Overcome Difficulties Interpreting Geomembrane Chemical Resistance Data
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/01/19/part-2-top-ways-to-overcome-difficulties-interpreting-geomembrane-chemical-resistance-data/

Geomembrane Liner Installation for Solid Waste Landfill by Mustang Extreme Environmental Services
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIHdf2Ue4fc

GEOTEXTILES

Determining Geotextile Effects on Bearing Capacity Ratio and Cost of Pavement Layers by Conducting CBR Tests
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15440478.2021.2023376?journalCode=wjnf20

GCCM

Rapidly Deployable Inflatable Water Tank Made Using GCCM
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2022013557A1.pdf

GEOCELLS

Geocells Offer Unique Ground Engineering Solution at Logistics Park a first for South Africa
https://www.buildinganddecor.co.za/unique-ground-engineering-solution-at-clairwood-logistics-park-a-first-for-sa/

NEW RESEARCH

Analysis of Contaminant Transport Through a Geomembrane Layer (GMBL)/Compacted Clay Layer (CCL)/Attenuation Layer (AL) Composite Liner Considering Consolidation
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nag.3334

Geosynthetic Interface Friction at Low Normal Stress: Two Approaches with Increasing Shear Loading [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/3/1065/pdf

Influence of the Geosynthetic Type and Compaction Conditions on the Pull-out Behaviour of Geosynthetics Embedded in Recycled Construction and Demolition Materials [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/3/1207/pdf

IGS TRAINING VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS

Training for Students – An Introduction to Geosynthetics (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jlJHl53XDA

Training for Students – Types of Geosynthetics (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNrU7IDlT3o

Training for Students – Functions of Geosynthetics (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNu8tQStGfY

IGS Educate the Educators – Experiential Learning: Geosynthetics Lab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4dhRe4Hlfg

JOBS

TENEO Seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welding Technician & Operator for Melbourne Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55516011

Geosynthetics Distributor Seeking Technical Sales Representative – VIC/SA/TAS Job in Melbourne
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55631779

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the geosynthetic industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision-makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Why Read GNA?
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Do You Have Any Geosynthetics Industry News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

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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+ through 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 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/

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(c) 2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs and Geosynthetic News Agency

GNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to GNA you agree to receive regular GNA newsletters as well as the GNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of GNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow GNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  GNA provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each GNA newsletter.

January 2022 Vol. 3

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Time Sensitive Messaging for the Global Geosynthetics Industry


NEWSMAKERS: * APEC * Charl Cilliers (Jones & Wagner) * Clint Boerhave (Raven) * ExcelPlas * Formosa Plastics * GNA * Geofabrics * Geotube® * Halliburton * Huesker * Jones & Wagner * Melchior Briers (Huesker) * Michael Dickey (Presto) * Presto Geosystems * Raven * Shamrock Civil * TenCate * Tensar

INDUSTRY NEWS

Shamrock Civil Begins Work on HDPE Lined Concentrated Brine Pond for Arrow Energy
https://shamrockcivil.com.au/brine-pond/

TenCate Wins Award of Excellence for Cleanout of Coal Mine Settling Ponds using Geotube®
https://iaa.ifai.com/awards/cleanout-of-coal-mine-settling-ponds-using-geotube-dewatering-technology/

Formosa Plastics Faces $2.2M in New Fines for Texas Plastic Resin Pollution
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/formosa-faces-22m-new-fines-texas-plastic-pollution

Geomembrane Manufacturer’s QC Webinar by Raven Liner Expert & Quality Engineer (16 Feb. 2022)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5903872085679838476

Geofabrics Australia Upgrades Lighting with ROI of Less than One Year
https://ecovantage.com.au/ecov-casestudy/geofabrics/

Launceston’s $10m Landfill Cell More than Hole in the Ground
https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7581428/launcestons-10m-landfill-cell-more-than-hole-in-the-ground/?cs=12

Constructech Top Products Awards Tensar International (VIDEO)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQainwLLv0

Huesker White Paper – A New Safe and Sustainable Approach for Constructing Ballast Layers for Waste Containment Facility Liner Systems
https://www.mining-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/12/Paper-two-HUESKER.pdf

Transitioning the Mining Industry to Sustainability with Geosynthetics by Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/31/transitioning-the-mining-industry-to-sustainability-with-geosynthetics/

GNA is the World’s #1 Online Source for Geosynthetic News and Information with More Subscribers in the Global Engineering Community
Be more intimately connected to the Geosynthetic world with our weekly newsletters.
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NEW PATENTS

Halliburton Patent New GCLs and Process of Manufacture
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220002963.pdf

Tensar Patent Multi-Axial Integral Geogrid and Methods of Making and Using Same
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021262958A1.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Performance Analysis of Geomembrane Subjected Under Elevated Temperatures
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785321081591

Photostabilization of Polyethylene Sheet by a HALS Stabilizer in Blooming Conditions and Impact of Machine Direction Orientation During Processing
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391021002032

Chemical Characterization of Polyethylene Geomembranes by Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry Using Multivariate Tools
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666016421000967

Study on the Durability of HDPE Geomembranes Applied to Geotechnics and the Environment Using Laboratory Aged Samples and In Situ Exhumed Samples
https://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/18/18132/tde-04012022-160543/en.php

Impressive Drone Footage of Large Chinese Geomembrane Installation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Bb_d_aIc

GEOTEXTILES

Control of Frost Effects in Susceptible Soils Using a Novel Sandwich Geocomposite Composed of Geotextile-Soil-Nano Silica Aerogel-Geotextile Liners
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391222000022

Slope Reinforcement Study Using Geotextiles in Indonesia
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2021/104/e3sconf_icstunkhair2021_10011.pdf

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Geotextile Sandbags Generally Considered a Temporary Measure to Protect Beaches from Wave Action
https://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/story/7575523/now-the-time-to-act-on-future-of-beaches/

Coastal Erosion: Pentha Geotextile Tube Mission a Stillborn Experiment
https://onglobetrotter.com/coastal-erosion-pentha-geotube-mission-a-stillborn-experiment/

GEOCELLS

Transitioning the Mining Industry to Sustainability with Geosynthetics by Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/31/transitioning-the-mining-industry-to-sustainability-with-geosynthetics/

Performance of Pervious Pavement Using Geocell Confinement Under Different Drainage Conditions: Numerical Investigation
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42947-021-00140-z

GEOGRIDS

Scale Effect on the Behaviour of Circular Footing on Geogrid-Reinforced Sand Using Numerical Analysis
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17486025.2021.2007301?src=&journalCode=tgeo20

Evaluating Geosynthetic Base Stabilization on Lateritic Gravel and Granular Material Under Cyclic Moving Wheel Loads
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214509522000122

Experimental Investigation of Geogrid-Reinforced Sand Cushions for Rock Sheds Against Rockfall Impact
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391222000010

Effect of Number of Reinforcement Layers and Loading Magnitude on the Performance of Square Footing Embedded in Geogrid Reinforced Flyash Beds Under Cyclic Loading
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-5669-9_32

Control of Liquefaction Potential by Geosynthetic Reinforcements—A Study
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-5669-9_1

NEW JOBS

TENEO seeking Geomembrane Welding Technicians for Darwin
https://www.seek.com.au/plastic-welding-jobs/in-All-Darwin-NT

APEC Industries in Abu Dhabi Seeking Geotechnical Engineer to Develop Geosynthetic Products
https://www.bayt.com/en/uae/jobs/geotechnical-engineer-4474383/

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the geosynthetic industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision-makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Why Read GNA?
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Do You Have Any Geosynthetics Industry News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Want More GNA?
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Stay Up to Date with the Latest Geosynthetic News by Signing Up for the GNA Newsletter!
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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+ through 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 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/

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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) 2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs and Geosynthetic News Agency

GNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to GNA you agree to receive regular GNA newsletters as well as the GNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of GNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow GNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  GNA provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each GNA newsletter.

January 2022 Vol. 2

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Time Sensitive Messaging for the Global Geosynthetics Industry


NEWSMAKERS: * AGA * AGRU * Asian Geosynthetics Association * Basell * BAM * Catalloy® * Concrete Canvas * EuroBent * ExcelPlas * GEOANZ Conference * Microplastics * Tiltex

BREAKING NEWS – Concrete Canvas Victory over Tiltex™ Manufacturer in Patent Validity Proceedings
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/q4emgLYvP8LdYE2#pdfviewer

Geosynthetics Industry Needs to Be Careful That it Doesn’t Cause Harm to the Very Environmental it Seeks to Protect
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721052451#
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/3/634/pdf

fPP a Magic Additive for HDPE Geomembrane to Improve their Stress Crack Resistance
https://www.lyondellbasell.com/globalassets/documents/polymers-technical-literature/catalloy/advancing-geomembranes-with-aps-catalloy-and-masterbatches.pdf?id=28370

Australia to Host Major Geosynthetic Conference and Exhibition This Year (7-9 June 2022)
https://geoanzconference.com.au/

Mexico Geotextile Dewatering Tube Starts Up
https://geoygeo.com/en/productos/geotubos-tratamiento-de-lodos/

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the geosynthetic industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision-makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Why Read GNA?
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Do You Have Any Geosynthetics Industry News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Want More GNA?
https://www.geosyntheticnews.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+ through 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 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/

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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) 2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs and Geosynthetic News Agency

GNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to GNA you agree to receive regular GNA newsletters as well as the GNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of GNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow GNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  GNA provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each GNA newsletter.

January 2022 Vol. 1

Download PDF

GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Time Sensitive Messaging for the Global Geosynthetics Industry


NEWSMAKERS: * AGA * AGRU * Asian Geosynthetics Association * BAM * Catalloy® * ClosureTurf® * Dr. Jie Han * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM * GEOANZ Conference * GENAP * Geolon® * GSI * Kenviro * Microplastics * Owens Corning * Seaman * Shandong Innovative Material Technology * SIMT * Solmax * TenCate * Tensar * Watershed Geo * XR Fire Retardant

INDUSTRY NEWS

Asian Geosynthetics Association (AGA) Lists the Top 10 Geosynthetic Companies in China for Innovation and Technical Progress
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/01ZU5Kxnt97lVQZ#pdfviewer

Introducing Kenviro – The Personalized Specialist Geomembrane Liner Supply & Installation Company
https://kenviro.com.au/

US’ Seaman Launches XR Fire-Retardant Geomembrane
https://www.technicaltextile.net/news/us-seaman-launches-xr-fire-retardant-geomembrane-278214.html

Owens Corning Patents New Wedge Welder for Welding Dissimilar Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11207843.pdf

Genap Announces New Partnership with Watershed Geo in the Netherlands for the Supply, Installation and Service of the ClosureTurf® Engineered Synthetic Landfill Final Cover System
Genap has had a long-standing partnership with AGRU, the manufacturer of the geomembrane component of ClosureTurf.
ClosureTurf has been installed at over 3,000 acres/1.200 hectares because of its consistent ability to meet and/or exceed compliance and performance standards.
https://www.genap.nl/en/contact/sales-team/

Glacier Geotextile Blankets in Switzerland Highlight Global Disparities in Fighting Climate Change
https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/01/05/glacier-blankets-in-switzerland-highlight-global-disparities-in-fighting-climate-change/

TenCate Geolon® HMI All-In-One Geosynthetic Solution
https://blog.tencategeo.eu/tencate-geolon-hmi-all-in-one-solution-a-strong-quality-which-one-can-see/

Preserving Resources by Covering Glaciers with Geotextiles
https://blog.tencategeo.eu/preserve-resources-by-covering-glaciers-with-geotextiles/

GEOANZ #1 Conference Announce Speakers for Advances in Geosynthetics Conference (7-9 June 2022)
https://geoanzconference.com.au/distinguished-speakers/

ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE FROM GEOSYNTHETICS

Weathering of Geotextiles Under Ultraviolet Exposure: A Neglected Source of Microfibers from Coastal Reclamation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721052451#

Environmental Impact of Geosynthetics in Coastal Protection [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/3/634/pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

FGI Issues Guidelines for Desert Installation of Fabricated Geomembrane Panels
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/28/fabricated-geomembrane-institute-issues-guideline-for-desert-installation-of-fabricated-geomembrane-panels/

Five Pieces of Data That Will Give Higher Assurances of Chemical Compatibility When Selecting a Geomembrane
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/ensuring-geomembrane-chemical-resistance

ADDITIVES TO ENHANCE HDPE GEOMEMBRANES

Advancing & Enhancing HDPE Geomembranes with APS Catalloy® and Masterbatches
https://www.lyondellbasell.com/globalassets/documents/polymers-technical-literature/catalloy/advancing-geomembranes-with-aps-catalloy-and-masterbatches.pdf?id=28370

Addition of Nano-Silica to HDPE Delays the Loss of HALS from the HDPE Film and Increasing UV Stability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014139102100330X

Super HDPE Geomembrane Nanocomposites with Reduced Graphene Oxide: Hardness, Impact and Tribological Properties
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0032386121010983

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI to Sponsor a Webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (Dams, Canals, Reservoirs, Tunnels, Pipes),” (12 Jan 2022)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/23/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetics-in-hydraulic-applications/

FGI to Run Webinar on Textured Geomembrane/Nonwoven Geotextile Interfaces (13 Jan 2022)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2022/01/03/fabricated-geomembrane-institute-to-stage-a-webinar-on-textured-geomembrane-nonwoven-geotextile-interfaces/
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7199016518384507405

Dr. Jie Han Webinar – Designing with Geosynthetics for Unpaved Roads (18 January 2022)
https://www.acigs.org/events/dr-jie-han-designing-geosynthetics-unpaved-roads-january-2022

GEOTEXTILES

Elevated Temperature Effects on Geotextile–Geomembrane Interface Shear Behaviour
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002698?src=recsys

GEOTEXTILE SAND CONTAINERS

Broome will Discontinue Investigations into the Use of Geotextile Sand Containers as Part of the Redevelopment of Cable Beach
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/eDSYCpUgoec42Tl#pdfviewer

GCLs

Membrane Behaviour of an Exhumed GCL from a MSW Landfill in California [PDF]
https://www.issmge.org/uploads/publications/105/107/9_v09.cpeg063.pdf

Effect of Polymer Elution on Interface Shear Strength Between Bentonite-Polymer Composite GCLs and Geomembranes [PDF]
https://www.issmge.org/uploads/publications/105/107/9_v09.cpeg033.pdf

GCCMs

PET Fibre–Reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composites for Anti-cracking GCCM
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004215

LANDFILL LINERS

Landfill Impervious Geomembrane Layer Damage in Operation Based on Machine Vision
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ees.2021.0276

Inversion of Synthetic and Measured 3D Geoelectrical Data to Study the Geomembrane below a Landfill
https://www.earthdoc.org/content/papers/10.3997/2214-4609.202177072

GEOGRIDS

Analytical Solution for Calculation of Pull-Out Force-Deformation of Geosynthetics Reinforcing Unsaturated Soils
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026611442100131X

JOBS

Seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welders for Adelaide Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55424413?type=standout

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December 2021 Vol. 4

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As the Editor of GNA I would like to personally thank you for all your support in 2021.  It has been another year of challenges, and as I write this, it’s tough to predict what challenges 2022 will bring with it, but we are up to it and here to inform you.

INDUSTRY NEWS

How Can Textured Geomembranes Be Used in Final Solid-Waste Landfill Closure Designs?
https://www.solmax.com/en/blog/how-can-textured-geomembranes-be-used-in-final-solid-waste-landfill-closure-designs

Sotrafa Geo Showcases Use of HDPE Geomembranes in Lithium Mining
https://sotrafageo.com/en/use-geomembranes-mining/

Contamination of the Shore of the Baltic Sea with the Debris of Geosynthetic Materials for the Survey Period 2018 – 2020
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3Qao8mRXNz5bkT9#pdfviewer

SIMT Pioneers World’s First 6.5 m Wide PP Filament Geotextile Line
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/mWa9jPBRCby49HD#pdfviewer

ELIS Technologies Ltd Continues its Growth Strategy in Geomembrane Leak Detection
https://www.elis.tech/elis-technologies-ltd-continues-its-growth-strategy/

Anti-Cracking GCCM Now Available in the North American Market
https://www.tiltexnorthamerica.com/tiltexproductrangegccm

Black-Owned Geomembrane Installer Progressing HDPE Liner Installation at Major Ash Disposal Facility in South Africa
https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/print-version/concor-progresses-with-majuba-ash-disposal-facility-2021-12-14

Failed Geomembrane Liner in WWTP Replacement Project
https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2021120291

GCCM Used to Create Artificial Surf Reef
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198983.pdf

Tensar Patent New Method of Making an Integral Geogrid from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer Sheet
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198986.pdf

Geosynthetics Conference 2023 Opens – Call for Proposals
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/17/geosynthetics-conference-2023-opens-call-for-proposals/

Strata’s Geosynthetic Offerings are High Performers all Over the World
https://www.strataglobal.com/strata-products-and-systems/

GEOMEMBRANES

Evaluating Interface Properties of Geomembrane and Compacted Clay Liners for Landfill Liner Stability [PDF]
https://nexusec.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Evaluating-interface-properties-of-Geomembrane-and-GCL.pdf

Upstream Waterproof Treatment with Protective Geomembrane for Masonry Dams – A Case Study on Upper Bhavani Dam, Tamil Nadu
https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:wei&volume=64r&issue=8&article=005

Modular Construction with Geosynthetics in Petroleum Industry
https://onepetro.org/SPEADIP/proceedings-abstract/21ADIP/4-21ADIP/D042S267R002/473580

Assessing the Quality of Compaction of Clay Liner Using Electrical Resistivity Measurements
http://isc6.org/images/Cikkek/Sessions/ISC2020-151.pdf

Effects of Geosynthetics on Canal Damage Characteristics and Canal Seepage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169421013457

GEOTEXTILES

Application of a Geotextile in the Treatment of Post-Subsidence and Localized Sinkholes
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/24/11826/pdf

Superior Erosion Protection with Geosacks and Geotextiles from Spencer Textile Industries Group
https://www.prunderground.com/superior-erosion-protection-with-geosacks-and-geotextiles-from-spencer-textile-industries-group/00251468/

Transport and Retention of Bacteria Through a Filtration System Consisting of Sands and Geotextiles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927776521005580

GCLs

Effect of Incineration Ash Leachates on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer Composite GCLs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0956053X21006565

GCCM

Anti-Cracking GCCM Now Available in the North American Market
https://www.tiltexnorthamerica.com/tiltexproductrangegccm

Golder Associates Pave the Way to Self-Healing GCCMs
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/24/13999/pdf

GCCM Used to Create Artificial Surf Reef
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198983.pdf

GEO-TUBES

SBPF Agrees to add 20,000 Cubic Yards of Sand to Geo-tube Project
https://www.ack.net/stories/sbpf-agrees-to-add-20000-cubic-yards-to-sand-to-geotube-project,27020

Indian Offshore Geo-tube Breakwater Project Takes Off
https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/2021/dec/18/poonthura-offshore-breakwater-project-takes-off-2396737.html

GEOGRIDS

Tensar Patent New Method of Making an Integral Geogrid from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer Sheet
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198986.pdf

Why is Geogrid so Difficult to Model in Finite Element Analysis? By Andrew Lees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZnuEyFFVNU

Analysis of the Short-Term Tensile Response of Geosynthetics After Damage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821037041

Stability Assessment of 3D Reinforced Soil Structures Under Steady Unsaturated Infiltration
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421001126

In-Plane Shear Behaviour of Novel Concrete Sandwich Panels Reinforced with Various Geosynthetics
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3972196

Stabilization of Slopes of Sandy Soils by Using Geosynthetics
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/1197/1/012081/pdf

WEBINARS

PFAS, Geosynthetics, and Environmental Protection: How Much Do We Know So Far (On-Demand)
https://web.cvent.com/event/b518bdb1-7a2b-4c9d-8903-8a6cd8be603d/regPage:617b1dc3-3ddb-4468-8087-049a4e6e51e8

SHORT COURSES

Short Course – Fundamentals of Geosynthetics- Types, Functions, Materials & Selection (MARCH 2022)
https://www.geocongress.org/program/short-courses

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

“You Pay for a Site Investigation Whether You Have One or Not”
http://info.tensar.co.uk/blog/the-benefit-of-proper-site-investigation

AUSTRALIAN JOBS

Fabtech Seeking Project Manager for Geomembrane Containment Projects
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55310240?type=standout

HDPE Geomembrane Welders Needed for Perth Role
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55359569?type=standout

GEOQ Seeking Quality Assurance Personnel
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55310299?type=standard#searchRequestToken=8958b7b5-c83f-47a5-81f5-8b9398185563

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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 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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GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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