March 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * ACIGS * BASF * Concrete Canvas * Damwatch * EPA * ExcelPlas * GHD * LMI Group™ *Miller Weldmaster *Sensor * TCI * Tensar

2020 Geomembrane Workshop Series with a Number of Australasian and International Geomembrane Experts (16-17 March in Melbourne and 19-20 March in Brisbane)

Sensor Announce the Most Revolutionary QC Device in Electrical Leak Location of Exposed Geomembranes 

World’s Only Geomembrane Material with an Unlimited Shelf Life and Warranty Against Chemical Attack

Introducing the Traveling Hot Air Welder for Large Geomembrane Welding In-House from Miller Weldmaster 

Performance Benefits of Factory-Fabricated Geomembrane Liners (Feature Article)

Evaluating Measurement of Strain Hardening Method (SHM) for Mechanical Assessment of Geomembrane Service Life in MSW Landfills

PVC Geosynthetic Membrane May Replace Concrete Face in New Zealand Dam Build

Damwatch Design for PVC Geomembrane and Integration into the Dam to be Reviewed by GHD

Discussion on Design Methods and Application of Geomembrane Face Rockfill Dams

New Patent for Polymeric Waterproofing Membrane for Concrete

Shaking Table Tests on Gravel Slopes Reinforced by Concrete Canvas

Evaluation of Hydraulic Conductivity of Sodium Bentonite GCL Overlaps to Saline Solutions

Finite Element Analysis of Geogrid-stabilized Unpaved Roads

Tensar Webinar on T-Value Methodology for Geogrids by Dr. Andrew Lees (3rd April, 2020)

BASF Additives Help Improve Highways in India Through Improved Durability

Oxidative Lifetime Prediction of a PP Woven Geotextile by Applying High Temperature and Moderately Increased Oxygen Pressure

Effect of Gamma-Radiation on HDPE Geomembranes as Liners for Low and Medium Level Radioactive Waste

Bituminuous Geomembranes on Show at the International Mining and Resources Exhibition (Melbourne 27-29 October 2020)

Quality Geosynthetic Materials Throughout Australia

Concrete on A Roll from Tiltex Australia

EPA Inches Toward PFAS Drinking Water Regulation

Laboratory Pullout Test Study on the Influence Zone of Geosynthetics

Study of the Gamma-irradiated HDPE/Carbon Black Composite and its Durability as Geomembrane

Geogrid Stabilization of Unbound Aggregates Evaluated Through Bender Element Shear Wave Measurement in Repeated Load Triaxial Testing

Model Tests on Drainage of Pipes Wrapped with Woven and Nonwoven Geotextiles

Road Upgrade uses GEOmasta™ Class A Geotextiles Supplied by Jaybro

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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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