December 2020 Vol. 5

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

NEWSMAKERS: * Axter * BGM * Coletanche Solar™ * Concrete Canvas * FLI * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM  * GNA * Gripple * IGS * Liner-Lock™  * NAUE * Reuters * Rio Tinto * SDG (China) * Shandong Dajin Geosynthetics * TCS Geotechnics * TenCate * Tim Stark


Concrete Canvas Wins at Inaugural Wales STEM Awards

Lake Francis Dam Maintenance with GCCM

Introducing Coletanche Solar™ – Rio Tinto Installs Bituminuous Geomembrane (BGM) with Flexible Solar Cells
For the first time, a bituminous waterproofing geomembrane with flexible photovoltaic modules has been installed. This solution allows reusing areas such as closed landfills or industrial wastelands while providing clean renewable energy. 3500m² of  Coletanche XP have been installed, topped by 1170 flexible photovoltaic modules for a total of 130 kWp for Rio Tinto Mining Company.

Australian Engineers Design Irrigated Composite Liners for Fast Hydration and Prevention of Thermal Desiccation of Geosynthetics Clay Liners

Russian Scientists Create Self-Healing Geosynthetics

FLI Global Becomes Founding Member Of New IGS Foundation

Reuters Photo of Geotextile Covering Glacier Considered Photo of the Year on Role of Geosynthetics to Combat Climate Change


How to Avoid The Traps and Pitfalls in Purchasing Geomembranes (Video)

Best Practice Principles of HDPE Geomembrane Welding from NAUE (WATCH NOW)

Tim Stark Video Podcast – Episode-22-Panel-Discussion-Subgrade-Prep-CQC/CQA (LISTEN NOW)

Environmental Protection Inc. Shares Tips on Cold Weather Installation of Geomembranes

Liner-Lock™ Self-Sealing Anchoring System for Geomembranes to Prevents Uplift or Draw Down Movements


Are you Specifying and Using the Correct Separation Geotextiles?  Online (28TH JANUARY 2020)
Ian Fraser is currently Technical Director with TCS Geotechnics and Treasurer/Officer of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).  He is a geotechnical engineer with over 30 years of experience in geotechnical consultancy, specialist geotechnical contracting and geosynthetics system design, supply and construction. Ian has accumulated extensive experience of the geosynthetics industry via senior roles with some of its key players.

Coastal Protection with Geotextile Sand Containers (WATCH NOW)


Review of Application and Innovation of Geotextiles in Geotechnical Engineering

Cyclic Shear Behaviour of GMB/GCL Composite Liner

Global and Local Sand–Geosynthetic Interface Behaviour

Shear Behaviour of Canadian Marine clay/Geomembrane Interface Under Freeze–Thaw Cycles

Changes in Physical Properties of Geosynthetic Materials under the Action of Chemical Media

GNA Provides a Glimpse at the Latest Products and Innovations Entering the Geosynthetics Market Today
GNA helping you identify trends, drivers and barriers in the geosynthetics space

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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).
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