December 2020 Vol. 4

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

NEWSMAKERS: * Axter * BGM * Casade Geosynthetics * Cofra * DOW * ELIS Tech * ExcelPlas * Genafloat™  * Genap * GeoAmericas Conference 2020 * Geotube™ * GNA * Huesker * Layfield  * NAUE * Owens Corning * Pipeslotting * Presto * Propex * Raven * TenCate * Tensar * Wrekin Products


Announcing Cascade Geosynthetics Supported by Tencate, Propex, Presto GeoWeb and NAUE

Cofra the Experts in Vertical HDPE Geomembrane Cut-off Barriers

Intelligent Leak Detection in Geosynthetic-Lined Impoundments, Tailings Ponds and Beyond (White Paper)

First Aid Geomembrane Repair Best Practices and Recommendations

The ‘Band Aid’ Solution for Emergency Geomembrane Repairs

Canal Lining Session at the GeoAmericas Conference 2020 (Full Recording of the Presentations)

Largest Landfill Transformation on Earth (Special Feature)

Tencate Offering Geosynthetics Webinar Series with Virtual Learning Portal

Raven Industries (RAVN) Stock Price Jumps by 50% in 2 months (Breaking News)​

Head of Huesker Speaks on ‘Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations’


Raven Patents Barrier Tape for Seaming and Repair of Barrier Geomembrane

Dow Patents New HDPE Composition for Geomembranes Based on UHMWPE with In-Built Processing Aid


How to Line a Large Dam with Geomembrane in just 6 Hours!
Environmental Containment Using Field and Factory Fabricated Geomembranes


Geosynthetic Floating Cover Solutions from Genafloat™


Thames-Coromandel: Successful Completion of the New Zealand Beach Protection
This project involved filling 80 geotextile bags with 2.5m3 of sand each from a pre-selected area below high tide, where the sand was previously washing to and accumulating.

Effect of Unequal Biaxial Tensile Strains on the Filtration Behaviour of Continuous Filament Needle-Punched Nonwoven Geotextiles


Perforated & Slotted Pipe Solutions  for Landfill Leachate Collection


Using Geogrids for Fine-tuning Temporary Access (by Craig Andrews Engineering Manager (UK & Ireland) for Geogrids at Wrekin Geosynthetics)

Evaluating the Fatigue Resistance of the Innovative Geogrid-Reinforced Composite Asphalt Mixture


Published Webinar – Bituminous Geomembranes (BGM) – 15 Years of Experience in Latin America for Hydraulic Applications

Propex Webinar Entitled ‘Engineering Earth Armouring Solutions’ by Ben Campbell

Tencate Offering Geosynthetics Webinar Series with Virtual Learning Portal


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