February 2020 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU* ExcelPlas * FGI * e2techtextiles * GeoAmericas * Engineers Australia * Google * Anchor *

AGRU has just announced an exciting, first-in-class product called CleanSeam
AGRU has just announced an exciting, first-in-class product called CleanSeam, an integrated geosynthetic release film that mitigates the risk of particle buildup on the weld edges of geomembrane liner by eliminating exposure to field conditions. The product is ensuring cleaner welds, which improves the long-term performance of geosynthetic installations. Linked below is the release, a first-look video, and our flyer.

Performance Benefits of Factory-Fabricated Geomembrane Liners

FGI Sets 2020 Webinar Calendar
The FGI is planning to offer a webinar each month throughout 2020. The webinars are free and each attendee will receive 1.0 PDH. All webinars, slides, and reference materials are posted on the FGI’s website. The FGI also offers a free online PDH Program that provides 1.0 PDH credit for each webinar viewed in its entirety online. Each webinar is approximately one hour in length. Upcoming webinars include: 

  • February 27 at 4 p.m. CST – Floating Cover Systems by Graham Fairhead – Register
  • March 24 at Noon CDT – Storm Water Management Using Geosynthetics by Terry Sheridan – Register
  • April 16 at 11 a.m. CDT – Leak Location Surveys by Matthew Kemnitz – Register
  • May 19 at Noon CDT – Post Closure Care of Landfills by Jeremy Morris – Register
  • June 16 at 11 a.m. CDT – Testing & Design of Drainage Geocomposites by Eric Blond – Register

Complete GeoAmericas 2020 Program Released!​
Short courses, lectures, all technical, discussion and training sessions are already on the GeoAmericas 2020 website. Also check out the social activities scheduled and take advantage of discounts on early-bird registration to guarantee your place at the Largest Geosynthetics Conferecnce in the Americas, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro in its 4th edition.

2020 Geomembrane Workshop Series – Melbourne | Engineers Australia
ACIGS is pleased to announce its first educational event for 2020 – two days of lectures focused on Geomembranes. The event is held in two cities (Melbourne & Brisbane), with Boyd Ramsey as the keynote lecturer. Delegates can attend either or both days of the Melbourne workshop.

ExcelPlas Testing of Geosynthetics in Waste Water – WE KNOW POLYMERS – WE KNOW TESTING.

Episode 3 – FGI at the Geosynthetics Conference 2020 by The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute • A podcast on Anchor

Tailings liner – Google Scholar​


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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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