Solmax Establishes Solmax USA in Houston

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One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of geomembranes, Solmax Inc., is after 35 years of cross-border work establishing a physical presence in the United States. The company has acquired the Houston, Texas assets of the former Brawler Inc. in Houston, Texas. A new company has been incorporated: Solmax USA LLC. “[The facility] must undergo a major upgrade in the months ahead,” writes the company... »

Inland Tarp & Liner Acquires Brawler’s Midland Assets

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Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL®), LLC has revealed news that many in the geosynthetics manufacturing sector had been looking for: an acquisition involving Brawler Industries. Inland released a notice that it had acquired the “physical assets and equipment of Brawler Industries and Brawler Environmental Containment located at Midland, Texas.” The company entered the acquisition carefully, keeping man... »

InterWrap Earns GAI-LAP Laboratory Accreditation in India

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International Packaging Products Pvt. Ltd (IPP), a wholly owned InterWrap Inc. company, has received GAI-LAP laboratory accreditation for its Silvassa, India location. In an announcement about the achievement, InterWrap noted that it is the first company in India to have received GAI-LAP accreditation in a manufacturing facility. It is also, according to the company, one of only six manufacturing ... »

Seaman Launches Major Website Redesign

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Seaman Corporation has launched a website redesign for its XR Geomembrane products, which have more than a 30-year record in the field. Some of the significant changes include: New layout, including mobile responsiveness Quick links to the company’s updated documents library User-friendly ability to sort project profiles by industry, application, and product  New videos  A blog featuring the voice... »

On the Links: Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

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Most of the world’s best professional golfers will be in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 9 – 12 April 2015 for the 79th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament that each April kicks of the PGA’s series of four majors. While golf course construction has slowed from its feverpitch in the mid-2000s, golf courses continue to improve their play, beauty, and environmental performance by utilizing geo... »

Firestone EMEA Rebrands EPDM Liners as GeoGard ™

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BRUSSELS – Firestone Building Products is pleased to officially announce the new brand name for its EPDM geomembrane in the EMEA region: Firestone GeoGard™ EPDM. The new GeoGard logo leverages the value of the Firestone brand and all it stands for. The middle line represents the typical cut of reservoirs and canals; the top line refers to landfill covers. The closed oval alludes to the offer... »

Co-Developed Aqua-Flex Liner Offers Alternative to EPDM

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New Caney, TX – Aqua-Flex is the newest product entry into the water feature and backyard pond markets. Developed by the research teams at Raven Industries and Colorado Lining International, Aqua-Flex is a new highly flexible thermoplastic liner that offers excellent flexibility, puncture and tear resistance and is half the weight of 45 mil EPDM. This weight advantage helps in shipping, inst... »

Firestone and Pond Pro Forge Liner Distribution Agreement

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INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced November 5 that it has engaged the Pond Pro sales group to sell Firestone pond lining and geomembrane products. “Firestone Building Products is returning to an independent rep-based distribution model, and we are pleased that the Pond Pro sales organization will be re-joining our team to represent the Firestone product line th... »