March 2020 Vol. 5

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin 

NEWSMAKERS: * Afitex- Texel* Alvatech™ * Concrete Canvas™ * ExcelPlas * Hallaton Inc. * Polyfabrics * Raven * Sotrafa * SRK 

Geomembrane Liner Installer in US Violated Immigration and Nationality Act by Preferring Temporary Nonimmigrant H2-B Visa Workers Over Qualified US Workers

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drops Hammer on Hallaton Inc. Who Installs Geosynthetic Liners

Raven Industries Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

US Company Patents New Woven Geotextile Fabrics with Integrated Geotextile Geogrids

Geomembrane ALVATECH™ Successfully Installed in Al Karaana Lagoons – Qatar

Afitex-Texel Draintube™ Used for Vancouver Landfill – Final Cover

Organic Contaminant Diffusion through a Geomembrane to Unsaturated Soil Liner: Considering the Sorption effect and Robin-type boundary

Design of an HDPE-Lined Platinum Tailings Facility in South Africa

Concrete Canvas™ (Concrete on a roll) – What is it and How Does it Work?

Durability and Adsorption of Heavy Metal Ions of Glass-Geogrid-Reinforced Geosynthetic Clay Liners

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A New Inclined Pullout Device for Laboratory Tests on Geosynthetics

The Impact of Long-term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils

A Study on the Effects of Geogrid Use on Load Distribution in Highway Sublayers

Suitability of Geocomposite Layer For Fly Ash Ponds

Ensuring the Stability of Geocomposite Systems While Protecting Against Erosion of Slopes of Soil Structures

Natural Geotextile for Revegetation & Erosion Control from Polyfabrics (Case Study Western Australia)

Geo-tube Laying at Padma river in Naria, Shariatpur

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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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