July 2022 Vol. 5

Download PDF

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * ABG Geosynthetics * CARPI * Cement Blanket * Fundao TSF Failure * EU * ExcelPlas * GCCM  * GNA * Geosynthetics * Intermas * Maccaferri * Microplastics * Raven * Tailings * Tensar * Tim Stark * Viaflex

BREAKING NEWS

Leading Geomembrane Manufacturer Raven Becomes Viaflex
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220720005005/en/Leading-manufacturer-of-engineered-plastics-becomes-Viaflex

Intermas Takeover Deal Closed Out
INTERMAS NETS SA has more than 249 employees and an annual turnover of more than 50 million Euros
https://reorg.com/intermas-nets-sale/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Chinese GCCM Cement Blanket™ – ‘Engineered Concrete in Roll Form’
[for 6mm thickness, price is USD11/sqm, for 10mm thickness, price is USD13.5/sqm]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SkRhyeWb018J7DC

Exclusive Interview with Francesco Lipartiti Global COO Maccaferri
https://urbantransportnews.com/interview/exclusive-interview-with-francesco-lipartiti-global-coo-maccaferri

Vietnam – the Country to Watch as an Emerging Player in Geotextiles!
https://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/vietnam-world-s-6th-largest-fibre-yarn-exporter-leaves-behind-s-korea-282090-newsdetails.htm

Tensar Unveils ‘Next-Gen’ Geogrid and Design Solutions
https://www.geplus.co.uk/news/tensar-unveils-next-gen-geogrid-solutions-25-07-2022/

City of Busselton is Seeking a Suitably Qualified Supplier to Supply and Install a Geosynthetic Liner at Dunsborough Waste Facility, Cell 2
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2022/07/20/view-the-latest-trenchless-technology-tenders-92/

Geosynthetics: Paragon Park, Coventry Shortlisted for GE Awards for Designing a “Wrap Around” Geogrid Reinforced 70-degree Around Contaminated Site Slope
https://www.geplus.co.uk/events/ge-awards-2022-sustainability-award-shortlist-12-07-2022/

Nearly 3 Years After Agreement to Close It, Landfill Cap Still Not On – Why Not?
https://www.theobserver.com/2022/07/12/nearly-3-years-after-agreement-to-close-it-keegan-cap-still-not-on-causing-many-to-wonder-will-this-ever-end/

CARPI: Deployment of a Fibre Optic Leaks and Seepage Detection System Below a Waterproofing Geomembrane on Upper Bhavani Dam
https://indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:igs&volume=11&issue=1&article=005

A Conversation about the Fundao Tailings Dam Failure with Tim Stark (Free Podcast)
https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/episode-104-a-conversation-about-the-fundao-tsf/id1474989032?i=1000569066262

Legal Case Erupts Over Award to Install New Geosynthetic Liner to Protect Dam from Erosion
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar_case?case=8263848497585990319&q=geosynthetic&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2022

Mitigating the Effect of Heat Waves and the Demand for Urban Cooling Using Geosynthetics – ABG Geosynthetics
https://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/company/news-archive/mitigating-the-effects-of-heat-waves-and-reducing-the-demand-for-urban-cooling/

MICROPLASTICS FROM GEOSYNTHETICS

Release of Additives and Non-Intentionally Added Substances from Microplastics Under Environmentally Relevant Conditions
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4159402

Studying the Influence of Polyethylene Microplastics’ Intrinsic and Extrinsic Characteristics on their Weathering Behaviour and Heavy Metal Transport in Storm Runoff
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/OZYPqPzq2dTpG2F

Environmental Hazard of Polypropylene: acute toxicity towards Daphnia magna and current knowledge on other polypropylene microplastics
https://microplastics.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s43591-021-00020-0

Dangers of Oxodegradable Plastic Fragments
Nanoplastic Generation from Secondary PE Microplastics: Microorganism-Induced Fragmentation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evdokia_Syranidou/publication/357993232_Nanoplastic_Generation_from_Secondary
_PE_Microplastics_Microorganism-Induced_Fragmentation/links/61ea85f78d338833e38559cd/Nanoplastic-Generation-
from-Secondary-PE-Microplastics-Microorganism-Induced-Fragmentation.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Influence of Stone Shape Factor on the Pull-Out Resistance of Geogrid in the Soil-Rock Mixture
https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2022/4975059.pdf

Evaluation of Reinforcement Mechanical Damage in Geosynthetic Reinforced Piled Embankments
https://www.scielo.br/j/soiroc/a/spJTJs6JHhfvwvQtKFJTqhw/?format=pdf&lang=en

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

GNA – The Number One Online Geosynthetics Publication
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? Find Thousands of Back Issues Here:
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/

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) 2022 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.

Breaking News 24 July 2019

Download PDF

GNA the Leading Geosynthetics eNews Magazine Globally



HUESKER Launches the World’s First Geogrid Made from 100% Recycled PET

  • Recycling material protects natural resources
  • First geogrid made from recycled PET bottles
  • Same quality and product properties as conventional PET
  • Asphalt reinforcement grid HaTelit C eco is presented as first product of the ecoLine

With the introduction of the new ecoLine, the company is focusing on even more environmentally friendly solutions that already conserve natural resources during production and offer the same quality as their conventional counterparts. The market launch starts with the HaTelit C asphalt reinforcement grid, which has been established on the market for more than 40 years and is used for the rehabilitation of asphalt pavements. It is now available in the ecoLine range, is the same high quality and has the same product properties. Other ecoLine products are to follow soon.

Press Release: https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/n6HixkSqFjGMff9

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Britta Gausling gausling@huesker.de. In urgent cases please contact Jessica Knüwer with the extension -318 or send an e-mail to knüwer@HUESKER.de.

HUESKER Launches the World’s First Geogrid Made from 100% Recycled PET
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2019/07/23/huesker-introduces-ecoline/


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) 2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 and Geosynthetic News Agency

Breaking News 12 June 2018

Download PDF

The Leading Source of News and Information on Geosynthetics Worldwide


GSI to Host Webinar on Geotextile Tubes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2018/06/11/gsi-hosts-webinar-on-geotextile-tubes/

Aussie Graphene Manufacturer Selected as Finalist in Global Challenge
http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/imagine-intelligent-materials-announced-finalist-world-materials-forum-start-challenge-2018/

Implementation of T-Z Analysis Approach to Predict Geosynthetic Pullout Test Results
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784481592.023


Stay Up to Date and Stay In Touch 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™)

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 and Geosynthetic News Agency

Breaking News 25 May 2018

Download PDF

The Leading Source of News and Information on Geosynthetics Worldwide


Australian University Develops Geotextile that Could Help Prevent Buildings Collapsing During Earthquakes

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/05/24/15/04/australian-university–construction-material-help-prevent-buildings-collapsing-earthquakes

A team of scientists at an Australian university believe they have found the answer to protecting buildings from earthquakes, with the solution coming from an unlikely source.

A team of researchers at the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research at University of Technology Sydney, led by associate professor Behzad Fatahi and supported by Ruoshi Xu, believe existing synthetic geotextiles used within building foundations would form the ultimate protection of buildings against gigantic earthquakes.


Schematic Presentation of the proposed solution for buildings on deep concrete pile foundations 

2859183.jpg


Schematic Presentation of the proposed solution for buildings on shallow concrete foundations

2859187.jpg


View of the three dimensional computer simulation of buildings subjected to gigantic earthquakes

2859189.jpg


Stay Up to Date and Stay In Touch 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™)

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 and Geosynthetic News Agency

Breaking News 23 April 2018

Download PDF

The Leading Source of News and Information on Geosynthetics Worldwide


Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Tiltex Manufacturer, Eurobent and Suit Filed Against Distributor Frank for Infringement of Concrete Canvas Patent

A Polish court has issued a preliminary* injunction against Eurobent Sp.zo.o the manufacturer of Tiltex™ (a cement/sand filled GCL product marketed as a GCCM) to refrain from infringement of Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.’s patent PL/EP 2027319. The fine for non-compliance is the highest on record set by the Polish courts for a case of this type.

Concrete Canvas has also filed a suit in Germany against Frank GmbH who distribute Tiltex™ under the brand Frank BVR 9000™ and Eurobent Sp.zo.o jointly for infringement of Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.’s patent EP 2027319 B1.

Concrete Canvas wish to reiterate that they will seek to enforce their intellectual property rights where they have grounds to believe that they are being infringed by a manufacturer, distributor or otherwise.

*(not yet final)

Official Press Release from Concrete Canvas
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/koiZqiMJ7WCcceG


Stay Up to Date and Stay In Touch 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™)

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 and Geosynthetic News Agency