PODCAST: The Push towards Reinvention in Geomembranes

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Many infrastructure applications rely upon geosynthetic barriers. Over time, we’ve seen the specification of 40 or 60-mil black high-density polyethylene geomembranes become so common that black HDPE can feel almost like a commodity product. In part, this seems at odds with the critical containment these geomembranes provide. But, it is also in part a testimony to how the geosynthetics manufacturi... »

Three Companies’ Geosynthetics Combined for CCR Capping Systems

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Geosynthetics are playing an enormous role in updating how coal combustion residuals (CCRs) are managed and stored, both in the near term and for long-term environmental security. INOVA Geosynthetics is now bringing together the engineering insight of three major North American geosynthetics companies to promote CCR capping systems. The Coal Ash Performance Products (CAPP) approach from Pennsylvan... »

The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

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Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year they tend to be built a little larger. The scaling up of these facilities is not just a matter of achieving better operational economics for the facility owner; it’s also because ... »

Solmax Reflects on the 2015 Geosynthetics Market

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In 2015, there was little time for rest. Solmax launched four new products and filed two patents. We summarize some of the biggest developments here. These highlights are not just a story of our company; they are representative of where the geosynthetics market and containment applications are going, for improved value, efficiency, safety, and enhanced performance. Our “Get out of the Dark&#... »

Solmax Names Jean-Louis Vangeluwe New CEO

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has announced the appointment of company veteran Mr. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vangeluwe has spent nearly two full decades with the company. He will serve as CEO for Solmax International (headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada) and Solmax International Asia-Pacific (headquartered in Malaysia). Mr. Vangeluwe, MBA,... »

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... »

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... »

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... »