March 2020 Vol. 1

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin 

NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Atarfil * ASTM * Brendan Swifte * Concrete Canvas™ * CrossFilm™ * Eric Blond * ExcelPlas * Marc Amtsberg  * PTFE * TCI * TenCate 

Atarfil Australia Announcement (Breaking News)

Eric Blond Consultant Launches Website (Breaking News) 

New Hollywood Movie on PFAS Contamination Hits the Screens (Breaking News) 

ASTM Committee D35 Member and Ex Golder Associates Geosynthetics Engineer Tim Bauters Dies in Snowboarding Accident

GoFundMe Link to Benefit Tim Bauters’ Family 

Geosynthetics Podcast with Brendan Swifte who has led Geofabrics Australasia for the Past 15 Years (Interview Series) 

New Movie Based on PFAS Contamination of Ground Water in USA (Breaking News) 

World’s Most Chemically Resistant Geomembrane
The PTFE Liner for most aggressive applications with unparalleled chemical resistance provided by CrossFilm™

After 7 Years AGRU High Temperature Resistant (PE-HTR) Geomembrane is Still Successfully in Operation at NZ Power Station Where it is Used to Contain Hot Water up to 100 °C

Protecting a Mine Leachate Spillway with Concrete Canvas™ (GCCM)

Tencate Mirafi Presentation:Use of Geosynthetics for Site Civil Application (Wed, March 18, 2020)
Patti Murray Chen, P.E.- Engineering Business Manager, TenCate
Steve Klotz – Engineered Structures Region Manager , TenCate

Geosynthetics Used for Antarctic Cell for Contaminated Soil 

Wind Tunnel Study of ClosureTurf Landfill Final Cover System 

Reliability Based Design Charts for Spatially Variable MSW Landfill Slopes 

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing – WE KNOW POLYMERS, WE KNOW TESTING! 

Effect of Using Geosynthetics in Mitigation of Freeze-Thaw through Numerical Analysis 

Comparisons of Geotextile-Water Characteristic Curves for Wicking and Non-Wicking Geotextiles 

Landfill Slope Stability Improvement Incorporating Reinforcements 

Special Issue “Sustainability in Geotechnics: The Use of Environmentally Friendly Materials” 

ExcelPlas Laboratories Melbourne offer analysis services for the chemical identification and quantification of polymer additives in Geomembranes
Reverse Formulation, Deformulation of Plastics and Polymer Compounds – Over 25 years Experience in Polymer Analysis

Cabot Black Masterbatch for Geomembranes Significantly Boosts Heat and UV Stability of HDPE


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