November 2019 Vol. 5

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GNA – The Most Widely Read and Disseminated Digital Geosynthetic News Platform Worldwide 


NEWSMAKERS: * ACIGS * AWL * ExcelPlas  * Geofabrics * IGS * Monash Uni  * Mike Dobie * TenCate  * Tensar 

New Geomembrane with Breathable Pockets for Odour Control
https://www.waterworld.com/wastewater/treatment/article/14072187/getting-the-stink-out 

Leak Location and Integrity Testing in Lined Ponds [PDF]
https://cese.utulsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/IPEC-2019-B.-Cubbage-Everything-Leaks.pdf 

Company Fined After Contractor Broke his Thigh While Attempting to clean a Geomembrane Pond Liner 
https://www.standard.net.au/story/6494935/dairy-firm-avoids-conviction-after-contractor-breaks-thigh-on-site/ 

ExcelPlas Offering Full Deformulation Analysis (DA) Of Geomembranes to Determine Fitness for Purpose and Durability Assessment
http://www.excelplas.com/ 

ACIGS Podcast Siamak talks to Mike Dobie (Regional Manager for Asia Pacific at Tensar International) about Geosynthetics Application in Reinforcement and Stabilization
https://youtu.be/ZNJ_pA0QO8s

Development of a Laboratory Test for Evaluation of Geogrid Materials (Declassified)
https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2683&context=ktc_researchreports 

New Tool for Characterizing Durability of Woven Geotextiles (NEW)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026611441930024X?dgcid=author 

AMCG Supporting Geofabrics Automated Thermally-Bonded Geocomposite (ATBG) Manufacturing
https://www.amgc.org.au/postcards/geofabrics-australasia/ 

Experimental Evaluation on Cyclic Shear Behavior of Geomembrane–Concrete Interfaces (NEW)
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/TESTEVAL/PAGES/JTE20180251.htm 

First Look – 7th European Geosynthetics Conference (Poland 6-9th September 2020)
https://www.georesources.net/index.php/k2-tags/events-mrp/icalrepeat.detail/2020/09/06/397/-/7th-european-geosynthetics-conference 

IGS UK Symposium: 6th National Geosynthetics Symposium (12-13 May 2020)
https://www.igs-uk.org/event/containmentsymposium2019/?instance_id=223 

Geosynthetics in Brownfield Remediation
https://www.igs-uk.org/event/containmentsymposium2019/?instance_id=223 

Monash University – Geosynthetics Intensive Learning and Development Program
https://www.monash.edu/engineering/departments/civil/disciplines/geomechanics-engineering/geosynthetics 

Effectiveness of Geogrid and its Position on the Performance of Unpaved Roads Under Repetitive Loading
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs41062-019-0244-x 

New Geomembrane Installers – Australia Wide Lining (AWL) 
South Burnett based Company Specialising in the Supply and Installation of Quality Geosynthetic Liners
https://www.australiawidelining.com.au/

An Experimental Evaluation of Size Effect and Bearing Capacity of Footing on Non-woven Geotextile-Reinforced Sand
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/675/1/012001/pdf 

NSW Tender for Installation of GCL for the Existing 700 ML In-ground Storage to Ensure for Containment of Water
https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.rft.show&RFTUUID=14B6F69A-BB57-B61A-4719AD6EF02AFABF 

Tencate Geotube Exhibiting at Myanmar Expo (21-23 October 2020)
https://www.cpmmyanmar.com/cpmm/2020/en/product_highlights.asp?c=t


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January 2016 Vol.2

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Mother of Geomembrane Rubber Weir Failure Victim Sues for Negligence
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/mother-of-weir-victim-sues-for-negligence/2895866/

Landfill Slope Failure Due to High Water Levels – Case Study [PDF]
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/1/126/pdf

Launceston City Council has Applied to Develop a New $3.1 Million Landfill Cell
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/3655381/new-landfill-cell-needed/

Bio-digester Using Geomembranes supplies energy to 3000 Farms
http://phys.org/news/2016-01-bio-digester-energy-farms.html

Eco Line Solutions seeking Geomembrane Handler for Sydney Project
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-telehandler/k0

Specialized geotextile expected to extend the lifespan of canal by about 50 years at a project cost is $10 million
https://www.bchydro.com/news/press_centre/news_releases/2014/bc-hydro-at-work–crews-lower-the

TenCate says its Specialized Geotextile Product will Lead to Cheaper, More Durable Roads
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/12/24/

New Software Geosynthetic Design Software Released by Naue
http://www.naue.com/en/secuslope

Study of Geo-Grid Reinforcement on Soil (New Paper)
http://paper.researchbib.com/view/paper/62086

Ten Cate shows New Geosynthetics for Marine Structures
http://www.tencate.com/emea/water-and-environment/default.aspx

Geosynthetic Options for Canal Liners
http://ocw.usu.edu/Biological_and_Irrigation_Engineering/Irrigation___Conveyance_Control_Systems/

Alberta Government Publishes approved List of Geosynthetics – January 5, 2016
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/Content/docType253/Production/Geosynthetics.pdf

Schwartz Kristoffel Publish Geomembrane Selection Matrix
http://schwartzkristoffel.com/products/geosynthetics-and-geomembranes/

Naue updates Design Software Secuslope for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Applications
http://www.georesources.net/index.php/global-news/naue-updates-design-software-secuslope

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June 2015 Vol.7

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1. Raven Promotes its new Reinforced Geomembranes for Landfill Covers / Caps 
http://ravenefd.com/applications/geo-liners-and-covers/landfill-covers-caps/

2. Seaman Corporation Manufacturers of XR-5 Liners Launches New Website
http://www.seamancorp.com/news/seaman-corporation-launches-new-website

3. Seeking Project Manager – Civil & Geosynthetics (Melbourne)
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28896539

4. ExcelPlas Labs able to conduct Condition Monitoring (CM) of Geomembrane Liner and Covers
A multi criteria analysis program uses residual stabiliser levels & residual mechanical property data to a provide a condition assessment of in situ liners/covers
http://www.excelplas.com

5. Construction of a 280m Geosynthetic Sand Container (GSC) revetment for Quinns Beach erosion works – City of Wanneroo
http://www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/info/20041/environment/211/quinns_beach_erosion_works

6. Tariff Concession Orders Granted for Non woven Polypropylene Geotextiles
Local manufacturers of substitutable goods may request the revocation of the Tariff Concession Order
http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GAZETTE15-23Dated17June2015.pdf

7. Predicting Settlement and Stability of Geomembrane Lined Wet Coal Ash Impoundments using Dilatometer Tests
http://www.marchetti-dmt.it/conference/dmt15/papers%20DMT%202015%20(pdf)/102.pdf

8. Geotech Systems Ltd an established principal supplier of Geosynthetic materials seeking Operations Engineer
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28882669

9. Leachate Percolation through Failed Geomembrane of a Geo-Composite Soil Barrier (New Publication)
http://pubs.sciepub.com/wjee/3/2/4/

10. Tender No – Ten02/15 – Rehabilitation of Angus Place Rural Landfill (NSW)
http://www2.tenderlink.com/tender-search.php?category=2661×624

11. Landfill Liner in the Active Disposal Area may be Leaking – Contamination detected its water monitoring wells
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/keystone-landfill-may-have-solved-leachate-mystery-1.1898671

12. Waste Site Water Worries for Allawuna Farm Landfill by Waste Giant SITA Australia
http://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Waste-site-water-worries/7671682

13. Download the preliminary list of papers – Tailings and Mining Waste 2015 – to be held in Sydney, 27-28 July
http://www.tailingsandminewaste2015.ausimm.com.au/Media/tailings2015/docs/tailingsandminewaste2015_preliminary_list_of_papers_20150617.pdf

14. Plastika Kritis Update Their HDPE Geomembrane Specifications
http://www.polykem.gr/uploads/pdf/YGROMONOSI/MEBRANES%20HDPE/PDS%20HDPE.PDF

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June 2015 Vol.6

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1. BHP says Olympic Dam Expansion is ‘Game On’
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/bhp-says-olympic-dam-expansion-is-game-on/story-e6frg9df-1227393713719

2. Worley Parsons sheds more than 2,000 jobs amid slumping commodity prices (source: ABC News Australia)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-04/worley-parsons-casualty-to-slumping-commodities/6443180

3. New Product News – Agru HDPE Drain Liner™ – An Integrated Drainage Product &  Liner
Both a liner and a drainage layer in the one product; Perfect as a secondary liner and has decided advantages over conventional genets. It is installed in one layer as an integral drain with the primary or secondary liner, dramatically reducing installation time, reducing material and installation costs, lowering CQA cost, and delivering better consistency and bi-directional flow.
http://agruamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/InfoSheet-DrainLiner-Agru.pdf

4. Solmax reports that its new HLR HDPE geomembranes retain 90% of their antioxidants after 90 days of full immersion at 80°C
http://geosynthetica.net.br/wp-content/uploads/Solmax_HLR-SERIES_Hot-Liquid-Rated-Geomembranes.pdf

5. Willcen Australia Promotes its AKS HDPE Geomembrane Liner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tKUp6R6JVg

6. Seaman Corp.: Coated Fabrics Leader and Producers of XR5 geomembrane – An interview with Richard Seaman
http://www.textileworld.com/Issues/2015/March_April/Executive_Forum/Seaman_Corp.-Coated_Fabrics_Leader

7. Use of Geotextiles in Land Reclamation by Chris Lawson, TenCate Geosynthetics (Free Download)
http://www.ags-hk.org/notes/19/2015_HK_AGS_Presentation.pdf

8.TenCate Expert Bios – Meet the Experts
http://www.tencate.com/amer/Images/TenCate%20Mirafi%20Bios%20FINAL_tcm29-37665.pdf

9. GRI to Host New Webinar on Geosynthetics in Erosion Control
http://www.geosynthetic-institute.org/gsi17description.pdf

10. WA Contact list for Engineering Consultants (Declassified)
http://pta.wa.gov.au/Portals/0/2012058%20to%202012063_Panel%20Member%20Contact%20Details.pdf

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BREAKING NEWS June 10, 2015

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BREAKING NEWS – SOLMAX LAUNCHES THE HLR SERIES – HOT LIQUID RATED HDPE LINERS

Growing market expectations require new high performance materials. Solmax’s latest innovation is its patent pending HLR (Hot Liquid Rated) Series of geomembranes.
With its unique blend of special resins and additive package, this series of hot liquid resistant geomembranes offers the same hydrostatic strength and long-term durability as traditional HDPE Geomembranes do at typical service temperatures. Solmax’s goal is to consistently provide high quality products and meet high market demands.

http://www.solmax.com/solmax-launches-the-hlr-series-hot-liquid-rated-liners/

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