May 2020 Vol. 3

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

NEWSMAKERS:  * ACIGS * AGRU * CARPI * Concrete Canvas® * ExcelPlas * IGS * Red Earth Engineering * Sotrafa * Tailored Engineering * Teneo * Tensar

Teneo Appoints New CEO (Breaking News)
As a direct result of its business success and growth potential in geomembrane installation over the last three years, Teneo has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of John Ferguson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). John is an experienced leader with an extensive background in the development and successful delivery of complex major infrastructure projects in the energy, resources and water sectors. With a 35+ year career holding a variety of senior positions around the globe, John’s role will encompass leadership and management oversight across the company with responsibility for all day to day operations. He will lead Teneo to ensure they have an adaptive and resilient organisational capability and capacity that allows them to safely, consistently and reliably deliver projects as planned and with certainty. John will also lead the development and implementation of appropriate longer-term business strategies that realise Teneo’s fullest potential.

Upcoming Webinar – Introducing the Periodic Table of Geomembranes (27 May, 2020)

New Webinar – What is a Reinforced Geomembrane? (Thursday 14th May, 2020)
Reinforced Geomembranes – Innovations and New Applications; Design; Installation.

Best Practices for Asset Owners for Predicting the Service Life of Geomembranes

Sotrafa Case Study – Bespoke Green Geomembrane for Ski Resort

Geomembrane Factory and Field Thermally Welded Seams Comparison

Choose the Right Concrete Protection Solution with the AGRU Geosynthetic Experts

How CARPI Dealt with COVID-19 During Installation of their Geosynthetic Liner on Indian Dam Project

Turkish IGS Geomembrane Conference Postponed Due to COVID-19

How Geosynthetics Add Value to Infrastructure in Africa

Research Confirms Geogrid Improves Pavement Performance (Tensar Blog)

Flexure Testing of Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Material (GCCM) Concrete Canvas™ (Case Study)

Pullout Behaviour of Geogrids Embedded in a Recycled Construction and Demolition Material

Experimental Investigation of Influence of Clay in Soil on Interface Friction Between Geotextile and Clayey Soil

Impact of Inherent Anisotropy on the Shear Behavior of Sand–Textured Geomembrane Interface

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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 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. 

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