September 2019 Vol. 1

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin

NEWSMAKERS: * ANCOLD * Atarfil * Chevron Phillips  * Concrete Canvas * DDT Liners  * Geofabrics * Huesker  * Naue * Solmax * Tenax *  Teneo * Tensar

Solmax Slashes Electric Use, CO2 Emissions

NAUE GCL Used to Rehabilitate 50 year Concrete Reservoir in Germany (Video)
Bentofix® geosynthtetic clay liner (CCL) enables cost-effective solution

Atarfil Heads to WasteCon19

Chevron Philips Response to Australian Anti-Dumping Commission on HDPE Resin (Declassified)



Estimating Leakage Through Geomembrane Liners

Free Leakage rate Calculator for Compacted Soils and Geosynthetic Liners

Teneo and DDT Liners Exhibiting at the Energy & Resources Queensland Expo (16th – 17th October 2019)

Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats – Essential Characteristics and Properties 
W. Crawford & M. Kujawsk Concrete Canvas Ltd, Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Protection of Reinforced Soil Structures Using Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats 
L. Church Concrete Canvas Ltd, Pontypridd, United Kingdom C. Doulala-Rigby Tensar International Ltd, Blackburn, United Kingdom

Sewage Lagoon Reconstruction Progressing Smoothly After Liner Failure

Geosynthetic Reinforced Steep Slope 60.0 m High for the Stabilisation of the Valpola Landslide in Northern Italy (Tenax)

Huesker Patent Silt Fence for Capturing Pollutants

Failure of a Massive Geosynthetic-reinforced Clay Dyke for a Waste Disposal Plant

Sand-filled Geotube Containers in River and Coastal Engineering Based on Case Study Applications
C. Noël, A. Tavallali, L. das Neves International Marine and Dredging Consultants (IMDC nv), Antwerp, Belgium

A New Approach to Characterise the Benefit of Multiaxial Geogrid on Soil 
A. S. Lees Tensar International, Nicosia, Cyprus

Behavior of Geogrid Reinforced Ballast in Triaxial Shear Strength Tests

Seismic Response of Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Dams

Effects of Earthquake Characteristics on Soil Isolation with Geosynthetics

Geosynthetic-reinforced Earth Walls and Slopes in Extremely Challenging Applications 
By O. Detert/ HUESKER Synthetic GmbH/ Gescher, Germany

Efficiency of Erosion Prevention Geosynthetics for Nonvegetated Slopes During Extreme Artificial Rainfalls Testing 
test M. Vaníček GEOSYNTETIKA, Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic J. Vaníček GEOSYNTETIKA, Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic P. Kavka, D. Zumr Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic O. Marek STRIX Chomutov, a.s., Chomutov, Czech Republic

ANCOLD Workshop on Liquefaction of Tailings

The Use of Geocomposites (i.e., Bonded Geogrid-Geotextile Layers) to Enhance the Performance of Ballast

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