Solmax is positioned among the top three worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of geomembranes and offers both containment and fluid transportation solutions including HDPE pipes, valves, fittings and accessories. Manufactured from Varennes (Canada), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Santiago (Chile), its products are sold in over 60 countries and are used by the biggest names in the mining, petroleum, waste management, water, and civil engineering sectors. Solmax products are vital in protecting soils from contamination in applications as critical as the landfills of the world’s most populated cities to the mines operating in environmentally fragile ecosystems.
Its vision: Covering the World, Protecting the Earth.
Solmax is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of polyethylene geomembranes, a global leader in fabrication of flexible membrane liners and a distributor of other types of specialized geosynthetics.
- POLYETHYLENE GEOMEMBRANE
- PREFABRICATED PVC GEOMEMBRANE
- CONCRETE PROTECTION LINER
- EIA GEOMEMBRANE - LG XPROgeo
Polyethylene Geomembrane - SOLMAX 400 & 800 SERIES
Manufactured in wide rolls (6.8 m wide, 7.5 m wide or 8.0 m wide), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) liners come in varying thicknesses ranging from 20 to 120 mil (0.5 to 3.0 mm) to meet engineering design requirements. It also comes in a variety of surface finishes, from smooth to heavily textured.
- HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) - SOLMAX 400 SERIES
High-density polyethylene is the most chemically resistant member of the polyethylene family on account of its dense configuration (>0.94 g/cm3). It is extensively used for containment structures. Although less flexible than its LLDPE counterpart, it still offers great elongation properties allowing up to 12% deformation at its yield point.
- LLDPE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene) - SOLMAX 800 SERIES
As its name implies, linear low-density polyethylene is a lower-density polymer (‹0.939 g/cm3) yielding increased material flexibility. LLDPE is mainly used where long-term large settlements are anticipated such as landfill covers.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) - SOLMAX 200 SERIES
Using a state-of-the-art dielectric process and infrared technology, Solmax manufactures pre-assembled panels capable of covering surface areas of up to 4,500 m2 per panel. Thicknesses range from 0.25 mm to 1.5 mm. Factory seams are the work of experienced technicians operating in a controlled environment free of contaminants.
- Fish grade PVC
Product Codes: SOLMAX 215FG, 220FG, 235 FG
When aquatic life is desired for applications such as architectural and horticultural ponds, specially formulated fish grade polyvinyl chloride liners are also available.
- Potable grade PVC
Products codes: SOLMAX 220PG, 230PG, 260PG
PVC also comes in a potable grade, enabling its use for potable water containment as per National Sanitation Foundation Standard 61, "Drinking Water System Components." Water stored in contact with potable grade PVC is accordingly safe for human consumption.
Concrete Protection Liner - SOLMAX C-SERIES, AKS TECHNOLOGY
Solmax is a distributor in America of Anchor Lining Systems, a specialist manufacturer of high-performance Concrete Protection Liner (CPL) materials.
Anchor Knob Sheet (AKS) is a robust state-of-the-art liner designed to protect concrete structures in chemically aggressive environments. This cast-in concrete protection liner is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP) or linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), ensuring unrivalled performance and easy customization to suit a wide range of applications and requirements.
LG XPROgeo SERIES
Since 2008, Solmax has been offering the LG XPRO range of specialty geomembranes, which answer the technical requirements in harsh applications. For instance in some industrial and petrochemical sectors, where PE and PVC may not be the appropriate choice.
LG XPROgeo Product Characteristics:
- They are made out of an EIA compound including a Dupont Elvaloy®KEE base;
- They are reinforced with a polyester scrim for enhanced mechanical properties;
- Recommended for long exposure to high temperatures, hydrocarbons & UV radiation;
- Preferred where PE seems not appropriate for reasons of chemical compatibility, thermal degradation or mechanical resistance.
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VIDEO: Asperity Concentration or Asperity Height for Geomembranes?
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WEBINAR: Asperity Height or Asperity Concentration for Geomembranes?
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