February 2020 Vol. 3

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin 

NEWSMAKERS: * BASF * ExcelPlas * FGI * Geotube * GSI * Hallaton * Intermas * Solmax * Solvay * TenCate * 

New Website from Solmax Highlights an Expanding Field
“Solmax has grown its manufacturing footprint and product lines significantly over the past few years, both organically and through acquisition,” says Andreea Sasu, Global Marketing Director. “We wanted a website that reflects the energized vision of the company—facilitating progress while protecting the earth—and that gives our customers rapid access to both the general and highly technical information they need to make informed decisions.”

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing – WE KNOW POLYMERS, WE KNOW TESTING

Webinar Announcement for Wednesday, February 19  “Webinar 18 – Surface Impoundment Design and Performance” 

BASF UV Stabilizers Protect Geosynthetic Oil Spill Barriers from Degradation by Intense Sunlight

Solvay’s New HMW HALS Capacity Now Online, Satisfies Demand for High Durability Geosynthetics

Effect of Geotextile Sewing Method on Dewatering Performance of Geotubes

Evaluating Measurement of Strain Hardening Method for Mechanical Assessment of Geomembrane Service Life in MSW Landfills

OFDR Sensing Technology based Distributed Monitoring and Stability Analysis of Geogrid-Reinforced-Slope

INTERMAS NETS has been Awarded the Winning Tender for its CapDrain™ Drainage Geocomposites in the Capping of Hyderabad Municipal Solid Waste Dump Site

Numerical Simulation for Solute Transport in a Deformable Landfill Liner

Mechanical and Osmotic Consolidation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners: a Laboratory Study

IIT-Madras Develops Eco-friendly Geotextile Alternative to Seawalls 


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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 and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
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