ENSURING A PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENT IN GEOSYNTHETIC QUALITY STANDARDS
Geosynthetics that are used to solve complex engineering problems require a high level of quality and durability. This can only be assured by conducting extensive regular checks of key performance criteria according to international standards and norms under controlled laboratory conditions.
ISO/IEC 17025 ACCREDITED LABORATORY TEST FACILITIES
Geosynthetic Testing laboratory (GTL), an independent division of TenCate Geosynthetics Asia, has the distinction of being the first specialist geosynthetic laboratory in Asia accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 by Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM), Laboratory Accreditation Scheme Malaysia (SAMM) and the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute (USA) - Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP). GTL offers engineers a testing service covering full scope of geosynthetic test according to current ISO, ASTM and EN (European Norm) standards to assure products delivered to site meet specified quality standards.
FULL SCALE TESTING
GTL is unique among Asian geosynthetic laboratories in that it is the only laboratory with a supporting test unit designed to facilitate large scale testing of geosynthetics performance under actual site conditions.
SITE SAMPLING SERVICE
As a service to the construction industry GTL offers an on-site quality assurance service including site inspection, sampling and preconditioning of extracted samples. Engineers are invited to witness testing.
DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING OF RESULTS
The results of all tests are reported in a full and objective manner, in full accordance with the requirements of the test norm, to allow engineers to assess the overall quality of product tested.
GAI-LAP is an internationally recognized accreditation program solely for geosynthetic testing. This provides worldwide acceptance of test reports issued by GTL. In addition, DSM is one of the signatories to the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APLAC MRA). Test reports issued by GTL have mutual recognition with other laboratories worldwide that are signatories to APLAC MRA.