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Webinar Q & A Transcript – Surficial Slope Stability With Engineered Earth Armoring System Part 1

November 11th, 2020

Webinar Q & A Transcript - Surficial Slope Stability Part 1 October 2020

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Advantages of Using Biodegradable Erosion Control Products

October 15th, 2020

Coir products (also known as coconut fibre products) and Jute are natural and biodegradable solutions suited to combat erosion control in any environmentally sensitive location. Constructed from coconut fibres, coir  erosion control products provide natural temporary support systems until vegetation is able to establish. Coconut fibres, best known for their high strength and biodegradable nature, making them a great choice for wetlands, protected areas, and shorelines. Whereas Jute is made from jute yarn. 

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Webinar Q & A Transcript Part 1: Designing Composite Liners on Slopes : GCL

September 21st, 2020

Q: In order to avoid water condensation in the GCL, can we open holes in the upslope for the gases to escape?? A: This is not effective nor practical. The evaporated moisture is encapsulated under the geomembrane wrinkle. Wrinkles are connected to each other and don’t have a regular pattern and may not necessarily go […]

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Smart and Sustainable Geosynthetics Solutions

June 24th, 2020

Erosion control solutions are by far offering the greatest environmental benefits and maintaining a minimal carbon footprint, by promoting growth of vegetation and improving water quality. Our erosion control products, sourced from renowned international manufacturer Propex, offer more than just a natural visual appearance.  Propex products, combined with sustainable design, are excellent erosion control alternatives to hard armour approaches. Propex can replace rock riprap, concrete channels, rock mattress or interlocking concrete block systems, groundwater recharge, and sediment containment, resulting in an overall cost reduction.

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The Importance of Geosynthetics in Railways

May 19th, 2020

The studies continue to show that the use of geosynthetics prove to have some major benefits in rail construction.

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Geogrid Aperture Stability Explained

April 14th, 2020

Geogrid Aperture Stability is also known as the ‘Geogrid In-Plane Torsional Rigidity’, it relates to the stiffness of the geogrid and its ability to interlock with the aggregate particles of the gravel material placed on the geogrid.

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Do you need Technical and Design Support ?

March 25th, 2020

Having multiple degree-qualified engineers with diverse knowledge and high levels of expertise, Global Synthetics offers support ranging from project design, to analysis, to product research to meet the customer's individual requirements.

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Why Combigrid®is an Ideal Choice for Wind Farms

March 4th, 2020

Reinforcement alone is not always enough. Additional engineering functions may be required in the reinforcement layer, such as separation, filtration and drainage. Combigrid® combines all of these requirements in a single product. This composite product combines a Secugrid® geogrid with a needle-punched Secutex® nonwoven geotextile.

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Bentofix®: Why the original GCL is still the best

March 2nd, 2020

Unlike some Australian made GCLs, Bentofix requires no polymer/chemical additives and is not classed a carcinogenic hazardous material. Safety and performance drive selection of product.

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Bi-planar vs Tri-planar geonets: Benefits in landfill leachate applications

July 4th, 2019

Geonets are rapidly becoming one of the most commonly used drainage materials in the leachate collection and removal systems of landfills. This is because they are a cost-effective and easy to install alternative to traditional stone or aggregate drainage collection systems.

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How does ProTank® offer a low cost solution for storm water runoff?

May 7th, 2019

ProTank is a unique modular subsurface drainage system designed to collect water at its source. ProTank has the flexibility to infiltrate, attenuate, detain or harvest water for re-use.

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Controlling Erosion on Landfill Sites

April 10th, 2019

Townsville Council in northern Queensland is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for its precinct, by placing importance on the protection and enhancement of its unique, natural and built environment and is committed to reducing impacts on these systems. Rehabilitation is a staged process and takes time to ensure it is undertaken properly and in accordance with industry guidelines.

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How Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMS) Can Cut Projects Costs in Half

March 26th, 2019

During an upgrade of the Hume Highway the consortium tasked for the design and construction of this project encountered a number of environmentally sensitive areas through which clean water open drains had to be constructed. The original design called for traditional concrete drains and rock beaching. This proved difficult to construct, very expensive and posed […]

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The Magic of Combigrid®/Secugrid® Reinforcement for Piling Platforms

March 8th, 2019

There were many challenges facing the development site prior to construction.  With the construction site being located adjacent to the Brisbane River, it was ascertained that the existing sandy subgrade would prove to be problematic as it did not have the required bearing capacity.  Thus, if left as it was it would not be able to withstand the proposed 370kPa piling rig pressures to be applied during operations and construction.

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Continual Learning – Why CPD is important to the geosynthetic industry?

October 22nd, 2018

Over time, new research allows practitioners to better understand the limits and push the boundaries of geosynthetics to solve real-world engineering problems. As a result, design and test standards need to be updated

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The Importance of Liner Protection and Cushioning

June 6th, 2018

Geotextile, when used as a protection layer acts as a cushioning barrier between a geosynthetic lining system such as in a dam or landfill cell.

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How Geosynthetics work in Construction on Soft Soils?

March 28th, 2018

Geosynthetics are mainly used in stabilisation applications to facilitate the construction work. Even if the finished pavement can be supported by the subgrade, it may be difficult or sometimes impossible for the initial construction work to be started without some sort of stabilisation in the beginning. Geosynthetics offer a cost-effective alternative to other expensive stabilisation […]

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Why GALFAN® is considered the breakthrough coating.

February 22nd, 2018

The most commonly used metallic coating for the corrosion protection of steel wire, sheet and structural products is Zinc.  Zinc coating offers a good combination of galvanic and barrier protection.   However, to discover even better and more suited products for end users and the environment, researchers attempted to develop superior steel coatings.  The outcome was […]

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Lesson 101 on Geogrids

January 31st, 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF GEOGRIDS The selection of the appropriate geogrid is a function of the application. So many people forget the basics and get confused by manufacturers quoting properties of irrelevance. 1.Application can generally be thought about in terms of time of duration of loading. Stabilisation and reinforcement for paved roads is a short […]

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The Differences between Non Woven Geotextiles and Woven Geotextiles

December 7th, 2017

Lets firstly look at what is a geotextile? Geotextiles are a permeable synthetic textile material, made from either polypropylene or polyester. Geotextiles have had a long history of use in filtration, drainage, separation and protection applications in a range of civil, coastal and environmental engineering structures. When used in several different applications, mainly associated with […]

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Protecting The Environment with Geosynthetics

October 16th, 2017

Geosynthetics are predominately plastic products made from polymeric materials that are helping us conserve resources and protect the environment.  These important products include geotextiles, geogrids, geomembranes (liners). They also offer the most energy efficient and cost effective way of constructing infrastructure projects while concurrently creating systems which help protect the environment. Geosynthetics are a good […]

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Keeping Slopes in Check

July 19th, 2017

One of the most naturally occurring processes on soil surfaces is soil erosion. The word “erosion” is derived from the Latin “erosio“, meaning to “gnaw away“.  The main agents of soil erosion are wind, water and gravity, each contributing to a substantial amount of soil loss every year.  It is of concern that soil erosion […]

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HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR LAND SPACE

June 15th, 2017

HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR LAND SPACE- using retaining walls to expand the buildable area . From the early days, man has been layering rows of stones to keep soil out of their campsites –  the retaining wall was born and we have been keeping soil at bay ever since.  Over the last 20 years, retaining […]

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Capturing Storm Water for Re-use

May 2nd, 2017

Australia is the driest continent in the world. Water is a precious commodity. Some reasons for harvesting rainwater include: • An alternative source for household use such as laundry and toilet use • Supplementing the watering of commercial and domestic garden areas. • Cost effectiveness- using less water from a service provider and hence significant […]

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Erosion Control Blankets V Turf Reinforcement Mats

April 11th, 2017

Meeting Today’s Environmental Challenge Synthetic soil saver blankets and mats have become a popular and sensible choice for cost effective, technically proven, permanent solutions to promote stabilisation and control erosion. When selecting what to use there are a number of features and attributes to consider, not to mention the design aspects of the project as […]

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Why the next generation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) have become so important in landfill applications.

March 13th, 2017

Lets begin by having a look at the fundamentals in Landfill Design which make it perfect for the use of this unique product . The aim of a landfill is to ensure that there is no contamination of the environment from waste. Contamination entails the movement of chemical compounds in solid, liquid or gaseous form […]

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Biaxial or Triaxial geogrid? Does it really matter?

March 2nd, 2017

“I am really confused and tired… Every supplier says something different… Which one finally performs better?”… Are you confused as well? Biaxial geogrids have a long history in the reinforcement of pavements and ballast and/or capping layers in road and railway projects. Some years ago, a new concept of triangular aperture was introduced to the […]

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Moving Onwards and Upwards for our Perth Office

February 20th, 2017

After 10 years of offering ground improvement products from its original warehouse, our Perth office is taking things to the next level. We are excited to announce that Global Synthetics, Perth warehouse and office, has relocated to larger premises in Welshpool.  This means that we are able to stock a wider range of geosynthetic products, […]

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Construction of Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Over the Swamp Using Geogrid and Wick Drain Solutions

October 24th, 2016

The 2700 hectare Brisbane Airport precinct sits on an old river delta which contains an abundance of soft and waterlogged soil. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) was looking for an economical yet technically and environmentally compatible solution to improve the bearing capacity of the very soft subgrade to build the new parallel runway. As the biggest aviation […]

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Secugrid® – Geogrid Reinforcement Solution

September 13th, 2016

Secugrid – Geogrid Reinforcement Solutions Secugrid® geogrids provide tensile reinforcement for base courses in railway and highway foundation engineering, steep-sided soil embankments and retaining walls, foundation reinforcement of earth embankments, load transfer of overlying soil masses, spanning voids and sinkholes, sludge lagoon closures, trench covers and beds. With the available tensile strengths, Secugrid® is suitable […]

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Global Synthetics Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

August 9th, 2016

Ten years ago Global Synthetics made its foray into the Ground Improvement Industry, and from its humble beginnings it has grown into one of Australia’s leading geosynthetic suppliers.   Starting from a small conservative warehouse in Girraween with two staff, Global Synthetics now runs 5 office and warehouse locations in major capital cities around Australia, […]

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Pavement Base Course Reinforced with Combigrid® to TMR MRTS58 Specification

March 21st, 2016

Pavement Base Course Reinforced with Combigrid®

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Global Synthetics Opens Adelaide Office

December 16th, 2014

Global Synthetics is pleased to annouce the addition of a South Australian office to its growing national presence.

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Brisbane’s New Parallel Runway Project

November 3rd, 2014

8,000,000 liner meters of Global Synthetics supplied Wick Drain has been installed in Brisbane's New Parallel Runway Project.

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The Team at Global Synthetics Get Behind a Good Cause – Movember

November 1st, 2014

The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November).

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