Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

April 8th, 2021

Solmax announced it has reached an agreement with Koninklijke TenCate (the Netherlands) on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics. Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, Solmax’s long-term financial partners, are both investing in this transaction.   “This is the joining of two […]

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Solmax liners help secure 10-day build of Wuhan hospital

April 1st, 2021

Workers involved in the installation of the Solmax liner for the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China. Photograph courtesy of Solmax In late January 2020, just before the Chinese Lunar New Year, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in large areas of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The city went into lockdown on Jan. 23, 2020, with the […]

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Geosynthetics for Maaden Phosphate Tailings Pond

March 22nd, 2021

In phase 2 of this expansion project, Solmax provided 9,687,519 square feet (900,000 m2) of flawless double-sided, textured FrictionFlex geomembrane for new tailings ponds at a fertilizer plant in Saudi Arabia. The geosynthetics underwent stringent testing by the client and were found to be ideal.   Maaden Phosphate Co., a joint venture with Saudi Basic Industries […]

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Conductive liner for a copper mine reservoir

February 5th, 2021

At a large copper mine in the U.S., a lined stormwater reservoir needed to be constructed for containment of runoff and process water. The integrity of the reservoir liner was critical as failure could result in contamination of groundwater. Solmax installed a double liner system, using Leak Location Conductive liner. This would ensure reliable electric […]

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Solmax releases Leak Location Suite

December 8th, 2020

Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has launched a Leak Location Suite (LLS) that raises the bar on electric liner integrity (ELI) surveys. Solmax’s LLS aims to raise standards with its advanced approach, building repeatable liner testing and remediation into containment design. “Geosynthetics are critical to contain waste—they line the world’s biggest landfills and keep hazardous outputs from […]

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Solmax launches online Geosynthetic Drainage Tool for design engineers

October 16th, 2020

Geosynthetics play a vital role in the containment of solid and liquid waste in landfills, mining, energy, construction, and oil and gas applications. To help design engineers accurately specify the materials needed, Solmax has launched an online resource for engineers–its Geosynthetic Drainage Tool. Geosynthetics are used to contain, drain and protect, but specifications will be […]

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Solmax and University of Virginia team to launch technical GCL webinar series

July 31st, 2020

Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is sponsoring a series of technical webinars for industry professionals in collaboration with the University of Virginia’s (UVA) School of Engineering. The first webinar, focusing on the evaluation and specification of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), launches on Aug. 12. Geosynthetics are an important part of containment applications for waste, mining, construction and […]

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Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) had a productive 2019, and we are looking forward to several exciting activities in 2020. We held the third installment of Educate the Educators in December 2019 in La Jolla, Calif.  In addition, IGS-NA was a sponsoring organization of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, […]

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Solmax’s new website ready for 2020

February 11th, 2020

Starting the new decade, geosynthetics leader Solmax is launching a refreshed 2020 website. The redesign adds efficiency and advanced functionality to the site to meet the information and specification needs of all Solmax customers, from engineers to installers and business development specialists. Andreea Sasu, global marketing director, says, “Solmax has grown its manufacturing footprint and […]

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Solmax to establish manufacturing facility in Nevada

June 18th, 2019

Solmax announced June 18 that it is expanding its operations and establishing a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The manufacturing facility will be fully operational by mid-2020. Following the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses into one combined global entity, Solmax’s goal is to continue to grow its industry leadership position in the geosynthetics sector […]

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