January 2022 Vol. 3

Download PDF

GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Time Sensitive Messaging for the Global Geosynthetics Industry


NEWSMAKERS: * APEC * Charl Cilliers (Jones & Wagner) * Clint Boerhave (Raven) * ExcelPlas * Formosa Plastics * GNA * Geofabrics * Geotube® * Halliburton * Huesker * Jones & Wagner * Melchior Briers (Huesker) * Michael Dickey (Presto) * Presto Geosystems * Raven * Shamrock Civil * TenCate * Tensar

INDUSTRY NEWS

Shamrock Civil Begins Work on HDPE Lined Concentrated Brine Pond for Arrow Energy
https://shamrockcivil.com.au/brine-pond/

TenCate Wins Award of Excellence for Cleanout of Coal Mine Settling Ponds using Geotube®
https://iaa.ifai.com/awards/cleanout-of-coal-mine-settling-ponds-using-geotube-dewatering-technology/

Formosa Plastics Faces $2.2M in New Fines for Texas Plastic Resin Pollution
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/formosa-faces-22m-new-fines-texas-plastic-pollution

Geomembrane Manufacturer’s QC Webinar by Raven Liner Expert & Quality Engineer (16 Feb. 2022)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5903872085679838476

Geofabrics Australia Upgrades Lighting with ROI of Less than One Year
https://ecovantage.com.au/ecov-casestudy/geofabrics/

Launceston’s $10m Landfill Cell More than Hole in the Ground
https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7581428/launcestons-10m-landfill-cell-more-than-hole-in-the-ground/?cs=12

Constructech Top Products Awards Tensar International (VIDEO)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQainwLLv0

Huesker White Paper – A New Safe and Sustainable Approach for Constructing Ballast Layers for Waste Containment Facility Liner Systems
https://www.mining-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/12/Paper-two-HUESKER.pdf

Transitioning the Mining Industry to Sustainability with Geosynthetics by Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/31/transitioning-the-mining-industry-to-sustainability-with-geosynthetics/

GNA is the World’s #1 Online Source for Geosynthetic News and Information with More Subscribers in the Global Engineering Community
Be more intimately connected to the Geosynthetic world with our weekly newsletters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

NEW PATENTS

Halliburton Patent New GCLs and Process of Manufacture
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20220002963.pdf

Tensar Patent Multi-Axial Integral Geogrid and Methods of Making and Using Same
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021262958A1.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

Performance Analysis of Geomembrane Subjected Under Elevated Temperatures
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785321081591

Photostabilization of Polyethylene Sheet by a HALS Stabilizer in Blooming Conditions and Impact of Machine Direction Orientation During Processing
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391021002032

Chemical Characterization of Polyethylene Geomembranes by Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry Using Multivariate Tools
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666016421000967

Study on the Durability of HDPE Geomembranes Applied to Geotechnics and the Environment Using Laboratory Aged Samples and In Situ Exhumed Samples
https://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/18/18132/tde-04012022-160543/en.php

Impressive Drone Footage of Large Chinese Geomembrane Installation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Bb_d_aIc

GEOTEXTILES

Control of Frost Effects in Susceptible Soils Using a Novel Sandwich Geocomposite Composed of Geotextile-Soil-Nano Silica Aerogel-Geotextile Liners
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391222000022

Slope Reinforcement Study Using Geotextiles in Indonesia
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2021/104/e3sconf_icstunkhair2021_10011.pdf

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Geotextile Sandbags Generally Considered a Temporary Measure to Protect Beaches from Wave Action
https://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/story/7575523/now-the-time-to-act-on-future-of-beaches/

Coastal Erosion: Pentha Geotextile Tube Mission a Stillborn Experiment
https://onglobetrotter.com/coastal-erosion-pentha-geotube-mission-a-stillborn-experiment/

GEOCELLS

Transitioning the Mining Industry to Sustainability with Geosynthetics by Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/31/transitioning-the-mining-industry-to-sustainability-with-geosynthetics/

Performance of Pervious Pavement Using Geocell Confinement Under Different Drainage Conditions: Numerical Investigation
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42947-021-00140-z

GEOGRIDS

Scale Effect on the Behaviour of Circular Footing on Geogrid-Reinforced Sand Using Numerical Analysis
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17486025.2021.2007301?src=&journalCode=tgeo20

Evaluating Geosynthetic Base Stabilization on Lateritic Gravel and Granular Material Under Cyclic Moving Wheel Loads
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214509522000122

Experimental Investigation of Geogrid-Reinforced Sand Cushions for Rock Sheds Against Rockfall Impact
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214391222000010

Effect of Number of Reinforcement Layers and Loading Magnitude on the Performance of Square Footing Embedded in Geogrid Reinforced Flyash Beds Under Cyclic Loading
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-5669-9_32

Control of Liquefaction Potential by Geosynthetic Reinforcements—A Study
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-5669-9_1

NEW JOBS

TENEO seeking Geomembrane Welding Technicians for Darwin
https://www.seek.com.au/plastic-welding-jobs/in-All-Darwin-NT

APEC Industries in Abu Dhabi Seeking Geotechnical Engineer to Develop Geosynthetic Products
https://www.bayt.com/en/uae/jobs/geotechnical-engineer-4474383/

GEOSYNTHETIC DIGITAL MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 48,000 People in the Geosynthetic Space Across the Globe
GNA reaches over 48,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the geosynthetic industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision-makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Why Read GNA?
Understand what is happening in the geosynthetics industry, with analysis of emerging trends & products, with market data and key contacts,
Receive updated information on geosynthetic trends and topics
Get thousands of key contacts in managerial and operational roles by the click of a button!
Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the geosynthetic engineering and related construction industries
We deliver market news & information relevant to your business
Geosynthetic Intelligence is an evolving platform to address industry news, market challenges and trends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkE3q3sHPg

Do You Have Any Geosynthetics Industry News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Want More GNA?
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/


Stay Up to Date with the Latest Geosynthetic News by Signing Up for the GNA Newsletter!
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/subscribe/

• GNA now has +30,000 views per month
• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ through India, Africa, and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

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 geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment, and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users, and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles, and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/subscribe/

GNA™ (Geosynthetic News Alerts™)
GBN™ (Geosynthetic Breaking News™)
GNAu™ (Geosynthetic News Australia™)
GNAf (Geosynthetic News Africa™)
GNC™ (Geosynthetic News China™)
GNCa™ (Geosynthetic News Canada™)
GNI™ (Geosynthetic News India™)
GNInd™ (Geosynthetic News Indonesia™)
GNU™ (Geosynthetic News United States™)

(c) 2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs and Geosynthetic News Agency

GNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to GNA you agree to receive regular GNA newsletters as well as the GNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of GNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow GNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  GNA provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each GNA newsletter.