Solmax and Solites develop the next generation of pit thermal energy storage

September 15th, 2021

In Langkazi, Tibet, a 529,720-square-foot (15,000-m3) PTES with a capacity of 700 MWh of heat was constructed and professionally sealed by Solmax. Photograph courtesy of Solmax What does the next generation of pit thermal energy storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pitresearch and development project funded by the German […]

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Geomembrane freshwater bladders for eco-friendly beach resort

August 31st, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax An eco beach resort in an undeveloped wilderness area in Panama needed to find a way to store fresh water (rainwater) for use during dry spells. The goal of the resort is to educate while entertaining and to reduce the impact on the environment. It was thus important to the resort […]

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How do you select geosynthetics for biogas containment systems?

July 27th, 2021

By Hermann Ng, Senior Technical Sales Manager, APAC FIGURE 1 Photograph courtesy of Solmax Biogas production from anaerobic waste stabilization ponds, typically used for treatment of wastewater from farms and industry, is a smart, sustainable, eco-responsible option. A key component of these systems is the geosynthetic material used for the sealing system. Why are polyethylene geomembranes a better choice and how do you select the right material?  […]

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Solmax pit thermal energy storage with geosynthetics on the Tibetan Plateau

July 19th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax Tibet has an average elevation of more than 13,100 feet (4,000 m), reaching to 16,400 feet (5,000 m). At these heights, temperatures can remain below freezing all day in winter, plunging to –4°F (–20 °C). In 2018, Tibet’s first large solar thermal district heating system was designed and built at 15,000 […]

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How to calculate the allowable flow rate of a geocomposite

July 9th, 2021

By Su Jong Hao, Technical Sales Manager, Solmax Asia-Pacific The Geosynthetic Research Institute’s GRI-GC8 design guide provides a methodology to calculate the allowable flow rate of a geocomposite. But there are additional factors that need to be considered.  The GRI-GC8 methodology to calculate the allowable flow rate of the material of choice can be used to determine the factor of safety (FS) in […]

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Biodegradable nonwoven geotextiles from NAUE

July 1st, 2021

In civil engineering, geotechnical materials stand for sustainable construction. In addition to classic geosynthetics, NAUE, manufacturer of geotechnical construction materials, presented its first biodegradable nonwoven geotextile, Secutex Green, in 2020. This biodegradable nonwoven geotextile has already proven itself successfully in various applications. For example, in the dunes of the island of Sylt, Germany, and under a construction road […]

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What temperature can a polyethylene geomembrane resist?

June 8th, 2021

By Catrin Tarnowski, senior technical manager, Solmax Polyethylene (PE) geomembranes are used by engineers and regulators around the world to line landfills, ponds, mining heap leach pads and other applications. Prolonged exposure to highly elevated temperatures can make liners weaken rapidly. Specialized high-temperature liners can help resolve both these challenges. Prolonged exposure to highly elevated […]

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Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics, creating the world’s leading geosynthetics provider

June 1st, 2021

Global geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has concluded the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics. With this transaction, the global reach, innovation capabilities and specialties of two recognized geosynthetics frontrunners combine to create the world’s leading geosynthetics provider. “Solmax is already the global leader in the development, manufacture and provision of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for containment in industrial and […]

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An interview with Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, president of Solmax, on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics

June 1st, 2021

By Todd R. Berger As will be formally announced Tuesday morning, June 1, the Montreal-based geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has finalized the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, which is headquartered in Pendergrass, Ga. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, president of Solmax, spoke with Geosynthetics magazine about the acquisition and what he envisions from the newly formed company, which will be […]

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Solmax to acquire 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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