ASTM Geosynthetics Standards Revising to ISO ‘Geo Terminology’

Geo terminology first came into existence when the term geomembrane was developed to describe a polymeric sheet used for the bottom liner of a landfill. Design engineers, regulators, and landfill operators quickly accepted this new term and soon everything involved in the geosynthetic industry was called “geo”. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D35 on Geosynthetics was established to develop standards and terminology for all geosynthetic materials. A component critical to the development of these standards is in agreement on the terminology used throughout the standards and definitions. The growth in these materials and their applications requires diligent re-evaluation, so the committee’s understanding of geosynthetic materials and how to define them is an ongoing process. Manufacturers are seeking to classify the new geosynthetic products that are continually entering the marketplace. Many of these products challenge the committee’s previous understanding of a term for that product and for the current ASTM definition.


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  • Created Date: Nov 21 2013 9:14AM