December 2020 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Axter * BGM * Casade Geosynthetics * Cofra * DOW * ELIS Tech * ExcelPlas * Genafloat™  * Genap * GeoAmericas Conference 2020 * Geotube™ * GNA * Huesker * Layfield  * NAUE * Owens Corning * Pipeslotting * Presto * Propex * Raven * TenCate * Tensar * Wrekin Products

INDUSTRY NEWS

Announcing Cascade Geosynthetics Supported by Tencate, Propex, Presto GeoWeb and NAUE
https://www.aspent.com/news/detail/42/

Cofra the Experts in Vertical HDPE Geomembrane Cut-off Barriers
https://cofra.com/downloads.html?type=49&tx_boskalisdownloads_download

Intelligent Leak Detection in Geosynthetic-Lined Impoundments, Tailings Ponds and Beyond (White Paper)
https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5cff66a9370a135336a66dd6/5d6672021b07762c2fb1423e_Elistech_whitePaper_web.pdf

First Aid Geomembrane Repair Best Practices and Recommendations
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/English/Knowledge-Center/December-2020/First-Aid-Geomembrane-Repair-Best-Practices-and-Recommendations.aspx

The ‘Band Aid’ Solution for Emergency Geomembrane Repairs
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/Geosynthetics/Tech-Notes/Tape-Seam-Guide.aspx

Canal Lining Session at the GeoAmericas Conference 2020 (Full Recording of the Presentations)
https://www.ericblond.com/post/canal-lining-session-at-the-geoamericas-conference-2020

Largest Landfill Transformation on Earth (Special Feature)
http://www.star-revue.com/largest-landfill-transformation-on-earth/

Tencate Offering Geosynthetics Webinar Series with Virtual Learning Portal
https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/resources/virtual-learning

Raven Industries (RAVN) Stock Price Jumps by 50% in 2 months (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/lejf91pNZ19A6o2​

Head of Huesker Speaks on ‘Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc91gs5XmU8

NEW PATENTS

Raven Patents Barrier Tape for Seaming and Repair of Barrier Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10850483.pdf

Dow Patents New HDPE Composition for Geomembranes Based on UHMWPE with In-Built Processing Aid
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10858505.pdf

GEOMEMBRANES

How to Line a Large Dam with Geomembrane in just 6 Hours!
Environmental Containment Using Field and Factory Fabricated Geomembranes
https://assets-global.website-files.com/5977726d80d12837b9592f43/5eb9e8162eca5a108820e629-26%20-20Environmenta-20Containment-20Using-20Factory-20and-20Field-20Fabricated-20Geomembranes.pdf

FLOATING COVERS

Geosynthetic Floating Cover Solutions from Genafloat™
https://www.genap.nl/en/solutions/horticulture/water-reservoirs-and-lagoons/reservoir-covers/

GEOTEXTILES

Thames-Coromandel: Successful Completion of the New Zealand Beach Protection
This project involved filling 80 geotextile bags with 2.5m3 of sand each from a pre-selected area below high tide, where the sand was previously washing to and accumulating.
https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2020/12/08/thames-coromandel-successful-completion-of-the-flaxmill-bay-work/

Effect of Unequal Biaxial Tensile Strains on the Filtration Behaviour of Continuous Filament Needle-Punched Nonwoven Geotextiles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301060?dgcid=rss_sd_all

GEOPIPES

Perforated & Slotted Pipe Solutions  for Landfill Leachate Collection
http://www.pipeslotting.com.au

GEOGRIDS

Using Geogrids for Fine-tuning Temporary Access (by Craig Andrews Engineering Manager (UK & Ireland) for Geogrids at Wrekin Geosynthetics)
https://www.geplus.co.uk/opinion/fine-tuning-temporary-access-11-12-2020/

Evaluating the Fatigue Resistance of the Innovative Geogrid-Reinforced Composite Asphalt Mixture
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2020/8845647/

PUBLISHED VIDEO WEBINARS

Published Webinar – Bituminous Geomembranes (BGM) – 15 Years of Experience in Latin America for Hydraulic Applications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaxAGuEIZ1g

Propex Webinar Entitled ‘Engineering Earth Armouring Solutions’ by Ben Campbell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOUrmraqeZI

Tencate Offering Geosynthetics Webinar Series with Virtual Learning Portal
https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/resources/virtual-learning

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December 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * Enka Solutions * ExcelPlas * Eric Blond * Freudenberg * GCL * Geofabrics * Geotube™ * GNA * GSI * Hans Grandin * Huesker * Low & Bonar * Solmax * TenCate * Tensar * US Senate

INDUSTRY NEWS

Solmax’s New Leak Location Suite for Preventing Geomembrane Leaks (Breaking News)
https://www.mswmanagement.com/landfills/article/21165639/solmaxs-new-leak-location-suite

European Commission Grants Approval Acquisition Low & Bonar by Freudenberg
https://www.eagm.eu/post/european-commission-grants-approval-acquisition-low-bonar-by-freudenberg

Landfill Drainage Solutions and Case Study in Netherlands – Enka Solutions
https://enka-solutions.com/media/3481/enkadrain-zb-recapped-waste-disposal-avri-geldermalsen-nl_case-study.pdf

Dr. F.- Hans Grandin, CEO, HUESKER Group Speaking Today on Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations
https://www.amcham.de/events/event-detail?tx-ggevents-eventlist[action]-show&tx-ggevents-eventlist[controller]-Event&tx-ggevents-eventlist[event]-442&cHash-f4174f249562c2581232f05eb15bcd70

Alberto Simini of Huesker Italy, Talks About Sludge Lagoon Cover Systems Using Geosynthetics
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/green-event-ecomondo/

Leaked US Senate Documents Reveal Lobbying for Geosynthetics Industry
https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/4f8b66c2-4cd2-47e1-8c38-ecb3709eec9b/print/
https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/34c2fb14-5c49-4bdf-801d-c22474b5f5fb/print/
https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/e9484688-8645-4260-b41b-89f73a1b5d07/print/

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Geotextile Tube Wave Attenuator Installed to Protect Lido Beach in the South East of France
https://www.euronews.com/2020/12/07/how-the-lido-de-marseillan-in-sete-is-being-preserved-and-redeveloped

Fate and Transport of Particulate Matter in Geotextile Tube Dewatering of Dioxin and Furans Contaminated Sediments
https://dalspace.library.dal.ca/bitstream/handle/10222/80054/Alimohammadi-Masoumeh-PhD-CIVIL-November-2020.pdf?sequence=7&isAllowed=y

GEOGRIDS

Deformation and Stability Analysis of Embankment over Stone Column-Strengthened Soft Ground
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12205-020-0349-y

Stabilization vs. Reinforcement: What’s the Difference?
https://info.tensarcorp.com/stabilization-vs.-reinforcement-whats-the-difference

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Potentially Contamination and Health Risk to Shallow Groundwater Caused by Closed Industrial Solid Waste Landfills: Site Reclamation Evaluation Strategies
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652620354482?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Thermo-Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Exposed to Thermal Dehydration
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.17.00035?journalCode=jenge

RECORDED WEBINARS (FOR IMMEDIATE VIEWING)

IGS-ICE Webinar Shares Insight On Landslide Failure
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/webinar-yeager-airport-landslide/
https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/lesson-learnt-yeager-airport-slope-failure-webinar

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI to Host Webinar on Stability in Landfill Cover Soils (16 December 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/12/07/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-stability-in-landfill-cover-soils/

SUSTAINABILITY

IGS Launch Sustainability Committee
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/igs-sustainability-committee/

Sustainability Woven Into the Fabric
https://www.geofabrics.co/news/sustainability-woven-into-the-fabric

CONSULTANT’S CORNER

Global Expert in Geosynthetics and Polymeric Construction Materials
https://www.ericblond.com/

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• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
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ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
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December 2020 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS: * ABG Geosynthetics * Anew® * Anue Water * ATARFIL * BBA * CETCO * Chevron Phillips * Circular Economy * Concrete Canvas™ * Dredging Services * ExcelPlas  * GDA * GCCM * GCL * Geofabrics * Geotube™ * GNA * Golder * Marlex * NAUE * PROPEX * RESISTEX® * TenCate * Texplor™ * Titan Environmental Containment * WSP

INDUSTRY NEWS

BREAKING NEWS – Golder Associates Sold to WSP
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/12/03/2139044/0/en/WSP-to-Acquire-Golder-Creating-the-Leading-Global-Environmental-Consulting-Firm.html

New GCCM Patent for Multilayer Synthetic-Mineral Protective-Levelling and/or Sealing Lining
The European Patent Office (EPO) granted patent protection for a new product that can be included in the Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) category
Manufactured by GDA Sp. z o.o. based in Gdańsk, Poland. GDA is also engaged in the production of geocomposite synthetic-bentonite materials, such as GCLs and waterproofing materials.
https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP17460027&tab=main

GDA Active Composites Seeking Distributors Worldwide for Their Novel GCLs and GCCMs Products
http://actigda.com/

ATARFIL Geomembranes Used for State-of-the-Art Hazardous Landfill in China with Texplor® Leak Detection
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/nCyUAFLzAizax9e#pdfviewer

ATARFIL Geomembrane Installed at Golder-Designed Senex Energy CSG Produced Water Storage Dam in Queensland, Australia
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/od8ri8JqmrQEnYl#pdfviewer​

Chattanooga-Based Propex is a Sustainable Success
https://livability.com/tn/chattanooga/healthy-places/chattanooga-based-propex-is-a-sustainable-success

Resilient Geosynthetic Infrastructure Slope Protection to Prevent Earthwork Failures
https://railway-news.com/infrastructure-slope-protection-prevents-earthwork-failure/

Joint Venture Article: RESISTEX® Geosynthetics Make Tailings Dams Safer and More Environmentally Friendly
https://www.northernminer.com/joint-venture-article/joint-venture-article-resistex-geosynthetics-make-tailings-dams-safer-and-more-environmentally-friendly/1003825483/

ANUE Water Names J.H. Wright as Exclusive Channel Partner for Gulf States, Florida Panhandle and Georgia
ANUE Water Technologies, the manufacturer of ANUE Geomembrane Covers with embedded carbon-filters and other sustainable and high-performance technologies to prevent odour, corrosion, scale, bacteria, and FOG (fat oil, grease) in municipal and industrial wastewater applications.
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201130005065/en/Anue-Water-Names-J.H.-Wright-as-Exclusive-Channel-Partner-for-Gulf-States-Florida-Panhandle-and-Georgia

Geosynthetics: Surf’s Up With Smart Drainage Design
https://www.geplus.co.uk/features/geosynthetics-riding-the-wave-02-12-2020/

Chevron Phillips soon to Offer Marlex® Resins for the Circular Economy – Anew® Circular Polyethylene
https://injectionmouldingworld.com/first-u-s-commercial-scale-of-circular-polyethylene-produced-from-mixed-waste-plastics/
https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2020/10/21/plastics-producers-tout-pyrolysis-achievements/

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Completes first U.S. Commercial Scale Production of Circular Polyethylene from Recycled Plastics
https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2020-10-08/chevron-phillips-chemical-successfully-completes-first-u-s-commercial-scale-production-of-circular-polyethylene-from-recycled

GNA is now the World’s Most Relevant, Influential and Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
With time-relevant and topical content it continues to deliver breaking news and industry intelligence for the global geosynthetic community.  Widely disseminated and read by designers, manufacturers, installers, end users and asset owners.  Subscriptions are free and GNA provides high quality advanced analytics reports.
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GCCM

BBA Certifies Concrete Canvas™
https://www.bbacerts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Concrete_Canvas_v1-WEB.pdf

THE DIG Podcast – “Concrete on a Roll”……”Just Add Water”
Ron Drewry of Titan Environmental Containment (Canada) Speaks About their Solution “Concrete on a Roll”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2n4I9sgDyQ&feature=youtu.be

US Issues GCCM Bid Request for Culvert Remediation (Declassified)
https://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/DocumentCenter/View/2095/IFB-2020-11-Manuelito-Canyon-RD-Culvert-Improvements-1?bidId=

GEOGRIDS

Weak Sub-Grade Soil Reinforced with Geogrid Materials -A Review
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/955/1/012108/pdf

GEOTEXTILES TUBES AND BAGS

Video of Wastewater Pond Desludging Made Easy Using TenCate Geotube®
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQYVgvD2Xqk

French Patent Geotextile Tubes That Colonize with Bacteria Secrete Calcium Carbonate
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200157757.pdf

NAUE Coastal Protection and Beach Extension with Geotextile Sand Bags in Pattaya, Thailand
https://naue.asia/geotextile-sand-bags-protect-holidays-in-southeast-asia/

Green Mining: Technical Study of Off-shore Tin Mining Using Cutter Suction Dredger and Geotube Embankments
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/599/1/012057/pdf

OTHER NEWS

Introducing the New IGS TC-B Committee
https://www.acigs.org/igs-tc-b-committee-introduction/

Concordia Professor Catherine Mulligan becomes President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
https://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/2020/08/14/concordia-professor-becomes-president-of-the-canadian-society-for-civil-engineering.html

What Our Readers Are Saying – Feedback from GNA Readers Around the World
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MARKET INTELLIGENCE

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• GNA now has +30,000 views per month
• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

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. 

Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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December 2020 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * ACIGS * Boyd Ramsay * CETCO * Concrete Fabric™ * Dredging Services * ExcelPlas  * GCCM * GCL * Geofabrics * Geotube™ *GNA * GSI * Imagine * Malek Bouazza * Mineral Tech. * SENSOR * Solmax * TenCate

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian Company Patents Geosynthetic Sensor Array
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/95/a4/fe/3b24341b1ef8c8/US20200191549A1.pdf

Team Sensor Installing SENSOR DDS® Smart Monitoring System at a Lagoon
https://www.sensorgroup.com/installing-sensor-dds-smart-monitoring-system

‘An Introduction to Geosynthetics’ (Video) (Free ACIGS Webinar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoehe2Za9IU

GEOTEXTILES

African Beach Restoration with Geotextile Erosion Protection System
http://geotextileseastafrica.com/portfolio/watamubeachrecovery/

Geotextile Pipeline Weights Increase the Life of Pipeline Assets
https://www.allanedwards.com/products/buoyancy-control-pipe-supports/ecobag-geotextile-pipeline-weights/

GEOTEXTILE DEWATERING TUBES

Case Study – Abattoir Sludge Ponds Desludging and Dewatering using Tencate Geotube™ and Robotic Dredging
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/IGsuHhKka1QBIqr#pdfviewer

Geosynthetic Dewatering Tubes (GWT) for Sludge Treatment at Decentralized Sewage Treatment Plants (DSTP)
https://geo-xchange.com/decentralized-sewage-treatment-plants-a-new-paradigm-to-save-time-and-space/

GCLs

Presentation by Michael Donovan of CETCO on Lighter and Longer GCLs for Use in Mining Applications [PDF]
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Q8znuAgPZJ6TTes#pdfviewer​

Chinese Develop Hybrid-Structure Glass Geogrid-Reinforced GCL (GGCL)
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10426914.2019.1594258?src=recsys&journalCode=lmmp20

Performance of Multicomponent GCLs in High Salinity Impoundment Applications
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301151

GCCM

Market Research Report on GCCM Liners
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/P03z638gS10dcYq#pdfviewer​

Research and Developments on GCCM by Chinese Military
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/CbJsvtVNBGZM0vE#pdfviewer​

Concrete Fabric™ GCCM from SCG (Thailand)
Concrete liner in a roll is a fast and cost-effective way of slopes lining and lagoon linings when compared to traditional methods
https://www.zmartbuild.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SCG-Concrete-Fabric-catalog-English-Version.pdf

GEOGRIDS

Experimental and Numerical Studies of Three-Layered Unreinforced and Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Slopes
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41062-020-00408-6

Planar Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Foundations: A Review
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42452-020-03930-5

Behaviour of Piled Embankment with Multi-interaction Arching Model
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgele.20.00084

UPCOMINGS ACIGS WEBINERS

  • ‘Ethics in Geosynthetics’ by Boyd Ramsey
  • ‘Forensic Assessment of the in-service Condition of Final Covers Over Historic Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal Facilities in the US’ by Craig Benson
  • ‘Ballast Stabilization and Mitigation of Ballast Degradation using Geogrids’ by Erol Tutumluer
  • ‘Soft Site Impoundment Closures Using Geosynthetics’ by Chris Lawson
  • ‘Pit Thermal Energy Storage – A Sustainable Energy Resources with Geosynthetic Solution’ by Catrin Tarnowski and Thomas Labda

https://www.acigs.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fical&reset=1&list=1&html=1

Global Synthetics – Surficial Slope Stability Webinar (2 Dec. 2020)
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zjeo5ZYRTTKsrmZGPKD8fA

OTHER NEWS

Worldwide Request for Database of Guidelines/Regulations for Applications using Geosynthetic Barriers
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/O1gTbnCynyE6Ynr​

Microanalysis of Smooth Geomembrane–Sand Interface using FDM–DEM Coupling Simulation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420301308

Geotextile-Wrapped Walls – Reduced Scale Geosynthetics Retaining Walls: Deformation Prediction
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jphmg.20.00007

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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).
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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  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

German GCCM Geocomposite Liner Manufacturer Seeking Distributors Partners Worldwide (Breaking News)
Core competences of G quadrat Geokunststoffgesellschaft mbH (G2) are sealing of landfills, groundwater and flood protection as well as geotechnical engineering.
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/2DqOyPtytzg8YWu#pdfviewer

GCCM Liners for the Circular Economy (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3yqcNtwcGz96ORC​

Electric Welding Breakthrough for Bituminous Geomembranes (BGMs)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/OhVkRU4CtHjTXCt#pdfviewer​

US Geomembrane Manufacturer Raven Reports Net Sales Declined 22%  (Breaking News)
versus the prior year as the division’s end-markets continued to face economic challenges resulting from the global pandemic
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/raven-industries-reports-strong-third-210100381.html

INTERMAS Geosynthetic Solutions for Tailings and Mining
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/I03EsxaQWvNxnva#pdfviewer​

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LANDFILLS

ENKA Publishes Geosynthetic Landfill Solutions
https://enka-solutions.com/media/3460/solutions-overview-landfills.pdf

GCLs

RESISTEX® Universal GCL Series: Transforming Ordinary Minerals into Extraordinary Technology
https://www.mining.com/sponsored-content/resistex-universal-gcl-series-transforming-ordinary-minerals-into-extraordinary-technology/



Effect of Polymer Amendment on Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite Liners in Calcium Chloride Solutions

https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003518

IGS-NA Highlights Geosynthetics at Mine Tailings Event
Mike Donovan (Minerals Tech.) presented on lighter and longer GCLs for use in mining applications
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/mine-tailings-event-igs-na/

GCCM

Innovative Concrete-on-a-Roll Protective Geocomposite Liner – DuoLiner HGS® – (Made in Germany)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_F6lC13Vag&t=79s

German GCCM Liner Manufacturer Seeking Distributors Partners Worldwide (Breaking News)
Core competences of G quadrat Geokunststoffgesellschaft mbH (G2) are sealing of landfills, groundwater and flood protection as well as geotechnical engineering.
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/2DqOyPtytzg8YWu#pdfviewer​

Progress and Challenges in Self-Healing Cementitious Materials and Liners
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-020-05164-7?utm-source-toc&utm-medium-email&utm-campaign=toc-10853-56-1&utm-content=etoc-springer-20201022

GCCM Touted as a Solution to Third World’s Housing Problem
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATION OF INFLATABLE RIGIDIZABLE CEMENTITIOUS BUILDINGS
Three-dimensional flexible cement impregnated fabric that hardens after hydration
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/89/47/99/1b67a68b114a28/US20190024361A1.pdf

New GCCM Supplier from China – Cement Blanket®
https://cementblanket.com/

GEOSYNTHETIC COASTAL PROTECTION

ENKA Publishes Geosynthetic Coastal Protection Solutions
https://enka-solutions.com/media/3458/solutions-overview-coastal-and-waterways.pdf

JOBS

Fabtech Seeking Senior Estimator
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50794219

GSI Construction Services Seeking Sales Manager for Geomembrane Installation Projects
https://careers.babcockpower.com/careers/Careers.aspx?req=2020-GSI-009&type-JOBDESCR&utm-source=Indeed&utm-medium-organic&utm-campaign=Indeed

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• GNA now has +30,000 views per month
• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

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. 

Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/subscribe/

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