January 2020 Vol. 2

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin 

NEWSMAKERS: * Borstar™ * Boyd Ramsay * ExcelPlas * Geofoam * FGI  * GeoCell * Peggs  * XR Geo

Geomembrance Luminary Dr. Ian D. Peggs Retires

Ramsey White paper – Containment of PFAS Type Materials with Geosynthetics 

New PTFE Geomembrane Touts Exceptional Chemical Resistance Compared with HDPE and PVC-EIA

ExcelPlas Geomembrane Testing Launches New Website

US Government Fails to Identify a Defect During Geotextile Levee Construction

Optimizing HDPE Geomembrane Production with Borstar® FB2310 Geomembrane Resin: a Linear Programming Approach towards Optimal Product Mix Decisions—a Case Study 

Geomembrane Cost Explained: Initial Cost Isn’t Lifetime Cost

Leakage Rate Prediction through Composite Liner due to Geomembrane Defect using Neural Network

Contaminants Transfer Through Composite Liners Exhibiting Aged GCLs: A Numerical Prediction

Resistance of HDPE to Strong Acids

Experimental Investigation on the Shear Strength of GM/CCL Composite Liner Interface Due to Monotonic Loading

Barrier Properties of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner Using Polymerized Sodium Bentonite

Laboratory Investigation of Unsaturated Clayey Soil-Geomembrane Interface Behavior

Contaminated Groundwater and Vapour Intrusion Mitigation Design with Geomembranes, NSW

Combining EPS Geofoam with Geocell to Reduce Buried Pipe Loads

Relevant Properties of PET-Geosynthetics in Cold Regions

Impacts of a Nonwoven Geotextile on Load-Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Sand

HDPE Geogrid-Residual Soil Interaction Under Monotonic and Cyclic Pullout Loading

Analysis of Consolidation by Prefabricated Vertical Drains with Applications of Constant Strain Rate Tests

Sand Scarcity Stalls Geotube Works

Physical Model Study on Geo-tube with Gabion Boxes for the Application of Coastal Protection

Complaint over Quality of Geotextile

GeoAmericas 2020 Case Study Competition
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