December 2021 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Andrew Lees * Concor * Elis Technologies * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * GCCM * GEOQ * Geosacks * Golder Associates * NAUE * PFAS * Shandong Innovative Material Technology * SIMT * Solmax * Sotrafa * Spencer Textile Industries Group * Strata * Tensar * TetraTech

Message from the Editor

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.


How Can Textured Geomembranes Be Used in Final Solid-Waste Landfill Closure Designs?

Sotrafa Geo Showcases Use of HDPE Geomembranes in Lithium Mining

Contamination of the Shore of the Baltic Sea with the Debris of Geosynthetic Materials for the Survey Period 2018 – 2020

SIMT Pioneers World’s First 6.5 m Wide PP Filament Geotextile Line

ELIS Technologies Ltd Continues its Growth Strategy in Geomembrane Leak Detection

Anti-Cracking GCCM Now Available in the North American Market

Black-Owned Geomembrane Installer Progressing HDPE Liner Installation at Major Ash Disposal Facility in South Africa

Failed Geomembrane Liner in WWTP Replacement Project

GCCM Used to Create Artificial Surf Reef

Tensar Patent New Method of Making an Integral Geogrid from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer Sheet

Geosynthetics Conference 2023 Opens – Call for Proposals

Strata’s Geosynthetic Offerings are High Performers all Over the World


Evaluating Interface Properties of Geomembrane and Compacted Clay Liners for Landfill Liner Stability [PDF]

Upstream Waterproof Treatment with Protective Geomembrane for Masonry Dams – A Case Study on Upper Bhavani Dam, Tamil Nadu

Modular Construction with Geosynthetics in Petroleum Industry

Assessing the Quality of Compaction of Clay Liner Using Electrical Resistivity Measurements

Effects of Geosynthetics on Canal Damage Characteristics and Canal Seepage


Application of a Geotextile in the Treatment of Post-Subsidence and Localized Sinkholes

Superior Erosion Protection with Geosacks and Geotextiles from Spencer Textile Industries Group

Transport and Retention of Bacteria Through a Filtration System Consisting of Sands and Geotextiles


Effect of Incineration Ash Leachates on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer Composite GCLs


Anti-Cracking GCCM Now Available in the North American Market

Golder Associates Pave the Way to Self-Healing GCCMs

GCCM Used to Create Artificial Surf Reef


SBPF Agrees to add 20,000 Cubic Yards of Sand to Geo-tube Project,27020

Indian Offshore Geo-tube Breakwater Project Takes Off


Tensar Patent New Method of Making an Integral Geogrid from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer Sheet

Why is Geogrid so Difficult to Model in Finite Element Analysis? By Andrew Lees

Analysis of the Short-Term Tensile Response of Geosynthetics After Damage

Stability Assessment of 3D Reinforced Soil Structures Under Steady Unsaturated Infiltration

In-Plane Shear Behaviour of Novel Concrete Sandwich Panels Reinforced with Various Geosynthetics

Stabilization of Slopes of Sandy Soils by Using Geosynthetics


PFAS, Geosynthetics, and Environmental Protection: How Much Do We Know So Far (On-Demand)


Short Course – Fundamentals of Geosynthetics- Types, Functions, Materials & Selection (MARCH 2022)


“You Pay for a Site Investigation Whether You Have One or Not”


Fabtech Seeking Project Manager for Geomembrane Containment Projects

HDPE Geomembrane Welders Needed for Perth Role

GEOQ Seeking Quality Assurance Personnel


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