July 2020 Vol. 6

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 

NEWSMAKERS:   * Boyd Ramsay  * EW&I * ExcelPlas * Global Synthetics * GRI * Kerry Rowe * IGS * PFAS * Tensar * Richard Thiel  * Timothy Stark 

Landmark Paper on Geomembranes as a Barrier to PFAS to be Published (Breaking News)

Containment of PFAS Type Materials with Geomembranes by Boyd Ramsay (Breaking News)

Landfill Claims Professional Negligence and Defective Design By Its Liner-System Engineering Firm Caused Slope Failure (Breaking News)

Prof. Timothy Stark found the root cause of the significant slope failure at Chrin Landfill was inadequate design and stability analyses; inadequate specifications, testing, and manufacturing of geosynthetic materials; and lack of construction conformance testing. In addition to the opinions of Prof. Stark, Chrin’s expert team includes geotechnical engineering professor Edward Kavazanjian, Ph.D., PE, Arizona State University; and landfill designer Richard Thiel, M.S., PE.

Staff Reorganisation for Tensar with New Rail Division Launched (Breaking News)

Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Systems (Essential Video – NOT TO BE MISSED) “How to Avoid Landfill Liner Failure”

New Method Patented for Leak Detection in Geomembranes (Breaking News)

Global Synthetics Distribute Carbofol™ Tunnel Geomembranes

Australian Supplier Modular Floating Covers

Dewatering as a Primary Treatment of Faecal Sludge in Residential Sector (a technologies review with Geotubes)

Investigating the Role of Geogrids for Erosion Resistance of Different Vegetated Surfaces for Ecological Enhancement of Sea Dikes

Effectiveness of Geogrid Reinforcement in Improvement of Mechanical Behaviour of Sand-Contaminated Ballast

Innovative Approach for Addressing Coastal Erosion Protection Using Geotextile Tubes and Microbial Induced Carbonate Precipitation

Effect of Hazardous Industrial Solid Waste Landfill Leachate on the Geotechnical Properties of Clay

Geocell-Reinforced Retaining Wall for High-Steep Slopes: A Case Study in the Ji-Lai Expressway, Eastern China

Exploring the Occurrence of Clogging in Highly Permeable Coarse Soils of Dam Foundations 

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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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