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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Transforming the geosynthetics world

April 1st, 2022

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, we examine the rapidly evolving world of geosynthetics and sustainability with the timely, future-oriented feature by geosynthetics veteran Boyd Ramsey, “Geosynthetics and Sustainability: How Is Our Industry Doing?”  Sustainability is a complex issue. In his feature, Ramsey looks at how geosynthetics companies and organizations are rising to the […]

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Geosynthetics and sustainability: How is our industry doing?

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Water, necessary for human life, should be stored in a sustainable manner, protecting both surface and groundwater resources. Geosynthetics, including the geomembrane used to line this pond, further such goals. Sustainability is a complex issue, but there are some very simple and direct truths about it. The world’s population is nearly 8 billion […]

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Geosynthetics innovation gaps and opportunities

March 22nd, 2022

Some see the geosynthetics industry as complacent and slow to change. Is there room to address geosynthetics innovation gaps in the industry? Photograph courtesy of Solmax Solmax said in a prepared statement that it believes there is a fundamental place for innovation in the geosynthetics industry. The company asserts that innovation will be critical in […]

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Geosynthetics for Alaska landfill closure

February 23rd, 2022

Solmax provides a combination of geosynthetics for Alaska landfill closure project with multiple geotechnical challenges. Installation of geosynthetics at the Homer Solid Waste Facility landfill in Alaska. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Kenai Peninsula Borough in southern Alaska needed to complete phase two of a landfill-closure project at its Homer (Alaska) Solid Waste Facility. This involved […]

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Alternative stress cracking surfactants identified for HDPE geomembrane testing

February 9th, 2022

The Australian geosynthetics testing company ExcelPlas discusses the search for alternative stress cracking surfactants to the pollutant Igepal CO-630. Photograph courtesy Solmax Geosynthetics testing company ExcelPlas in Highett, Victoria, Australia, has identified two alternative stress cracking surfactants for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes. Igepal™ CO-630, the non-ionic surfactant used in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) stress cracking bath, […]

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Protecting groundwater with geomembranes in Swedish highway expansion

January 18th, 2022

Integrated into a highway expansion project in Ljungby, Sweden, an HDPE geomembrane protects groundwater feeding the drinking water supply of 70,000 Swedes. Photograph courtesy of Solmax The E4 highway in Sweden meanders 346 miles (557 km) between Helsingborg and Stockholm. It is one of the country’s most important traffic and transport routes. Trafikverket (Swedish Transport […]

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Geocomposite lines Anchorage Regional Landfill expansion project

December 13th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Solmax In 2020, the Solid Waste Services department (SWS) of Anchorage, Alaska, expanded the Anchorage Regional Landfill’s capacity by adding a new cell 9 and tying it to several existing cells in close proximity. Alaska Aggregate Products LLC (AAP) was awarded the geosynthetics and piping contract, and AAP chose Solmax to supply all […]

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