“Geosynthetics Evolved” is the credo of the newest manufacturer to enter the geosynthetics industry. Syntec, based in Baltimore, is a newly formed company with many familiar faces.
In a recent transaction, Syntec acquired the environmental division of Tenax Corp., a well-known name in polymer extrusion technology for the past 50 years.
According to a press release distributed Oct. 13, Syntec acquired the assets related to the manufacturing of drainage nets and geocomposites, and also entered into a series of multiyear agreements for the distribution of geogrids used in environmental applications such as landfills and ponds.
Syntec has also entered into an agency agreement to represent Tenax products manufactured for civil engineering applications.
Syntec’s span of operations will cover the entire United States and all of its territories and protectorates, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
According to the press release, with geosynthetics as its primary focus, Syntec is positioned to direct all of its resources into continuing a successful evolution of legacy geosynthetic products such as Tendrain and Tenflow, high-performance geonets and geocomposites, and the promotion of Tenax geosynthetic products such as TT HDPE uniaxial reinforcement geogrids, MS and LBO integral-formed stiff polypropylene biaxial geogrids, Multimat turf-reinforcement mats, and Tenweb cellular confinement systems.
The new owners, managers, and technical personnel of Syntec bring with them many years of knowledge about the products, the people, and the industry they continue to serve. In the immediate future, distributors and customers should notice few changes, as they will continue to work with many of the same people and many of the familiar processes.
“Geosynthetics Evolved” is representative not only of the products Syntec provides, but also the operational strategy of the new company, according to the Oct. 13 release. Syntec will continue to seek ways to improve on the technology and products acquired and will continue to lead the way in informing owners, designers, and regulators in the values of insisting on advanced performing geosynthetics, the release stated.
Syntec officially began operations Oct. 1, 2009, and is expected to proceed with the transition transparently during the next months as procedures and systems are brought online.
The Syntec press release said that the new company wants to extend its gratitude for the loyalty Tenax customers have shown, and it looks forward to working with them to ensure that same loyalty with Syntec.