Video: Conductive Geomembranes and Enhanced CQA

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In November, Solmax provided the third of its high-level webinars on geomembranes with a session on “Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes.” The presentation is now available for free via the company’s YouTube channel, as are the previous two webinars. Those other sessions dealt with Blown Film vs. Flat Die Geomembranes and Geomembrane Resin and Additive Packages. ENHANCED CQA W... »

Webinar: Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes

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On November 17, the next webinar in Solmax’s series of deeper-level geosynthetics discussions continues with presentation on “Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes.” The free session will be offered at 1:00 EST. REGISTER ONLINE CONDUCTIVE GEOMEMBRANES Previous webinars in the series have looked at blown film and flat die geomembranes and at HDPE additives in manufacturing as the... »

A Conductive Prime Finish for Spark Testing Geomembranes

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Last month, Solmax announced a new multi-day conductive geomembrane training program. Now, the company has furthered its information offerings in the field with the release of a new Conductive Prime Finish brochure. The new electrically conductive geomembrane skin enhances the ability to use spark testing for liner integrity verification. DOWNLOAD THE CONDUCTIVE PRIME FINISH BROCHURE (PDF) Conduct... »

Solmax Unveils Conductive Geomembrane Training Program

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A new training program from international barrier system manufacturer Solmax aims to increase user understanding of conductive geomembrane. The three-day training will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Solmax’s headquarters. Conductive geomembrane are greatly improving the ability of geosynthetics installers, facility owners, and regulators to prove the integrity of the construction wor... »

Raven Industries Expands Manufacturing Capabilities

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Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (NASDAQ:RAVN) has made its mark with polymeric films and sheets, including well-known geomembrane lines. The company has steadily invested in material development and increased its manufacturing capabilities. Recently, it announced the installation of a 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line. The new line is housed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where the ... »

I-CORP Marks 25 Years of Geosynthetics Consulting

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By Ian D. Peggs – On 21 March 2016, I-CORP will celebrate 25 years of geosynthetics consulting, with particular emphasis on geomembranes, pipes, and other engineered plastic components and materials. In January 1991, I left Geosyntec/Geoservices in Florida to develop a geosynthetics division with Greg Richardson at ENSCI in High Point, North Carolina. That division, however, was shut down in March... »

Raven Launches New Flexible Geomembrane Line

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Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has announced the release of a new flexible geomembrane product line: HydraFlex™. Designed for energy and environmental applications, the new linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) series is being offered in three primary variations to provide more application-specific design and performance options while maintaining a dependable baseline of flexi... »

GSE Environmental Names Robert Preston CEO

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HOUSTON — GSE Holdings, Inc. (“GSE” or the “Company”), the leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced that Robert Preston has been appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Preston will also join the Company’s Board of Directors as Chairma... »

The Benefits of Using Reflective Geomembrane

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By David Cao – Solmax Reflective Geomembrane is manufactured using the state-of-the-art tri-layered co-extrusion technology. Its consistent reflective skin layer is homogeneously produced from premium resin with pure white pigment that consists of superior U.V. stabilizers that significantly enhances the geomembrane performance properties in all critical aspects. BENEFITS OF REFLECTIVE GEOME... »

PE Liners in Unconventional Gas Industries

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By Mathieu Cornellier – Natural gas extraction from shale formations has grown exponentially in the past few years in the United States, and all signs show that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. The United States of America have one of the largest natural gas reserves which are contained in shale formations across the country. While recent advancements in horizontal drilli... »

UK Environment Agency Republishes Geomembrane Publications

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You may be seeing a lot of familiar material returning from the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom online. A new website for www.uk.gov has started reissuing reports as it replenishes its online library. Some of these materials feature updated layouts and sections, but some are also older reports (e.g., from 2009’s series) bearing only a new date (the date of reposting to the site). That cer... »

Energy Solutions Magazine Published by Solmax

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International geomembrane manufacturer Solmax has released the second in its series of technical magazines on geosynthetic applications. Energy Solutions focuses primarily on polyethylene geomembranes in applications such as coal seam gas operations, coal ash containment, coal gasification, shale gas, petrochemical facilities, etc. Additional sections in the magazine describe polyethylene and PVC ... »

Twenty-First Century Polyethylene Geomembranes

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By Robert Denis – For the past 15 years or so, polyethylene geomembrane material specifications (test methods, test properties and testing frequencies) have essentially been regulated by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). This has enabled the worldwide endorsement of these geomembranes by government regulators and has resulted in wide-scale use. Polyethylene geomembranes have indeed become th... »

Last Chance to Join Special Sessions at Geosynthetics 2015

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Geosynthetics 2015 will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Today (April 15) is the final day to submit abstracts to the conference’s technical sessions. Ian Peggs of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL reminds readers that there are two exceptional opportunities to contribute to sessions at the conference: “Critical Applications of Geosynthetics” (high walls, critical cont... »

Solmax Publishes Mining Solutions Magazine

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Montreal (Qc) – Solmax releases its first issue  of a series of technical magazines. We are proud to present Mining Solutions, a publication which explains the benefits and the use of polyethylene geomembranes in different mining processes such as heap leach, tailings and evaporation ponds. Mining Solutions Topics Geomembrane Benefits Heap Leach Tailings Evaporation Ponds Polyethylene Geomembranes... »

GSE Environmental Produces First Prime Roll of Liner at China Plant

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HOUSTON, TX – 28 March 2013 – GSE Environmental, (“GSE” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:  GSEH), the leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, is excited to announce that it’s newest manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China has produced it’s first prime quality roll of liner. Construction began in January 2013 wi... »

AMI: Global PE Market Changing Dramatically Due to Shale Gas

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26 February 2014 – According to a recently published study by leading industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), among the factors that will significantly impact the growth of PE film usage as well as the level of global trade in finished film will be shale gas development in the U.S. This will lead to major reduction in the cost of PE resin in addition to reducing the ... »

GSE Adds Rebecca Mendelson

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Houston, TX – GSE is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mendelson is now the technical manager for the Mountain Region. Rebecca will be recommending technical solutions and representing GSE geosynthetic products to consulting engineers and other clients in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming. She will work closely with Joe Kaul (Account Mana... »

GSI Webinar Focuses on Lifetime Prediction of Geosynthetics

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By Robert Koerner – The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will hold its first webinar of 2014 on Wednesday, January 8, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (EST). This monthly webinar series is held every second Wednesday of a month. GSI members enjoy discounted attendance. The January 8 topic focuses on the lifetime prediction of geosynthetics, including both exposed and non-exposed materials. A FREQUENT QUE... »

Solmax Active at Geosynthetics India 2013

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30 October, 2013 – Varennes, QC – Solmax, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of geomembranes, would like to take this opportunity to mention its involvement in the Geosynthetics India 2013 seminar that was held in New Delhi from 23-25 October 2013. Organized by The International Geosynthetics Society’s India Chapter, the Geosynthetics India 2013 seminar focused on promoting technical knowledg... »

Solmax Introduces White Geomembranes

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25 March 2013 – Varennes, QC – Solmax, positioned among the top three worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of geomembranes, introduces its WHITE GEOMEMBRANE SERIES—a product with the particularity of a UV-resistant and light-reflective superior white layer. The coextrusion of the white coating can be made to all of our product series: HDPE, LLDPE, Premium HD & Conductive. Solmax will be pres... »

New Leak Location Liner Brochure from GSE

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GSE Environmental has published a new brochure for its innovative Leak Location Liner. These HDPE and LLDPE geomembranes are manufactured with a co-extruded conductive layer, which allows for quick and thorough leak detection on both exposed and covered applications by using Electrical Liner Integrity (ELI) surveys. Leak Location Liners are designed for use in applications that require the most st... »