Cold Weather Watch: Rapid Crack Propagation in Geomembranes

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By Ian D. Peggs and Chris Kelsey – Low temperatures, fast-dropping temperatures, and strong winds can provide the ideal conditions for rapid crack propagation (RCP)—“shattering”—in exposed high-density polyethylene geomembranes. The return of what’s called the “Polar Vortex” in the United States and Canada has brought these conditions with atypically low temperatures occurring quickly. (Editor’s N... »

Waste Management Solutions Mag from Solmax

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The third in a series of technical magazines from Solmax has been released: Waste Management Solutions. The digital publication follows releases on geosynthetics in energy and mining applications. The new publication focuses on: Municipal solid waste Hazardous waste Industrial waste Landfill capping Additional information focuses on manufacturing technology, polyethylene geomembrane characteristic... »

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 ... »

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... »

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 ... »