Committee D35 on Geosynthetics meets in San Antonio, Texas

June 1st, 2023

ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics held its first biannual committee meetings of 2023 on January 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas. The meetings started with a special workshop to help define what role our committee should play regarding sustainability. Big thanks to our five distinguished speakers—Dr. Mark Wayne (Tensar International), Chris Quirk (NAUE Geosynthetics Ltd.), […]

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Solmax unveils reflective membrane to increase power yield in bifacial PV projects

March 28th, 2023

Canadian company Solmax Geosynthetics, which supplies “geosynthetic drainage geocomposites” has developed a material that reportedly increases the albedo of the surface below a PV power plant by about 70%, allowing more light to reach the rear side of bifacial modules. Canada-headquartered Solmax will seek to build its presence in the Australian utility scale solar sector […]

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Fall Lobby Day 2022 and GMA Leader of the Year

February 1st, 2023

GMA Chair Bryan Gee, left, and GMA Executive Director Fred Chuck, right, present House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio with the Geosynthetic Materials Association Leader of the Year Award. Photo courtesy of U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Lobby Day 2022 took place on November 16, 2022, in Washington, D.C. […]

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Solmax launches new environmental sustainability policy

December 7th, 2022

Solmax has launched a new Environmental Sustainability Policy in an effort to achieve its goal of being the most socially and environmentally sustainable geosynthetics manufacturer. The policy sets out clear principles and guidelines to improve Solmax’s sustainability performance while allowing the company to proactively manage its environmental impact and sustainability across all 19 production facilities and […]

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Solmax receives IAA geosynthetics project award

November 21st, 2022

Solmax recently received the Award of Excellence in the area of Mines/Landfills/Wastewater at the 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. Solmax won for Biogas Cover Waste2Energy; Fabric Name – HDPE Smooth Black; Fabric Producer – Solmax International Inc. Cenergi develops, designs, finances, builds, owns and operates biogas projects that generate renewable energy […]

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2022 IAA geosynthetics project winners announced

November 2nd, 2022

The 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) winners were announced recently at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. The winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. “Award of Excellence” and “Outstanding Achievement Award” recipients were showcased at the expo and recognized at a celebration of achievement. Geosynthetics Project Winners The Geosynthetic projects […]

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Performing proper quality management on geomembranes

August 1st, 2022

As a vital part of a landfill, tailings dam or wastewater treatment facility, geomembranes provide a barrier between your waste and the environment. It is important to perform proper geomembrane quality management to ensure that your liner is performing to the highest standards possible and will continue to do so for years to come.  There […]

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Solmax, NanoXplore formalize relationship 

May 10th, 2022

NanoXplore Inc. and Solmax Group Inc. have entered into a blanket purchase order, the result of several years of collaborative work. The five-year collaboration between the two companies has resulted in a product they say is the first of its kind in the environmental infrastructure market. “This cooperation underscores our commitment to delivering growth through […]

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Your extrusion welding rod matters

May 3rd, 2022

Solmax discusses why choosing your extrusion welding rod matters, and the best ways to perform an extrusion weld on a geomembrane. Circular geomembrane extrusion weld. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Extrusion welding is a highly effective seaming method that’s primarily used for detailed patching work on polymeric geomembranes such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). It also works well […]

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Selecting a textured geomembrane

April 11th, 2022

Solmax makes the case for selecting a textured geomembrane, like the company’s FrictionFlex, based on the type of application. By Aparna Jayakumar, Technical Manager, EMEA, Solmax Textured geomembrane. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Choosing a textured geomembrane largely depends upon the type of application in which the geomembrane is being used.   The amount of interface friction […]

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