November 2020 Vol. 5

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
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NEWSMAKERS: * ACE Geosynthetics * CETCO * ExcelPlas * FGI  * GNA * Minerals Technologies * NAUE * Propex GeoSolutions * Tenax * Tensar


Minerals Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2020 Earnings
Sales of $388 Million, a 9 Percent Increase Sequentially

Minerals Technologies Announces New $75 Million Share Repurchase Program

Propex GeoSolutions Receives Awards for Sustainability

Tenax Corporation Exhibiting at Geosynthetics Conference (Feb. 21-24, 2020 in Kansas City)


Explaining the Complex Protective Landfill Liner System in Less than 3 Minutes

Works Approval Amendment for Salt Valley Road Class II Landfill (Declassified)

LLDPE Liner Specified for Closure of Fly Ash Pond (Declassified)

Framework, Method and Case Study for the Calculation of End of Life for Hazardous Waste Landfill

Tailings and Mine Waste Conference Technical Paper Presentation Schedule


Geogrid Research Undertaken by the US Army Corp of Engineers (Tensar)
Demonstrating that Huge Savings can be Achieved by Incorporating Geogrids into Road Design on Good Ground

Sustainable Rehabilitation of a Highway Slope Failure with Geosynthetics

Retaining Wall with Synthetic Sheet Piling System and Construction of Pavements


State-of-the-Art Review on the Role of Geocells in Soil Reinforcement


ACE Geosynthetics Publishes Brochure on ACETube® Geotextile Dewatering Systems​

Geotextile Tubes Application on Beach Nourishment


FGI Webinar: Live Panel Discussion on Subgrade Preparation and QA/QC for Geomembranes (9th Dec. 2020)

State-of-the-Art of the Design Procedure for Geogrids
Hamburg Making Use of Geogrids – Piled embankments in the urban development project HafenCity



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