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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“Product Selector” for road reconstruction with TenCate Polyfelt

May 13th, 2021

The digital specification assistant for asphalt pavement interlayers from TenCate Geosynthetics enables product selection for asphalt pavement interlayers. Based on four simple criteria, the best technical solution can be proposed for maintenance work. The selection of the optimal product is an essential key for the success of effective conservation measures using asphalt pavement interlayers. With its digital specification assistant, TenCate Geosynthetics has made this selection possible via a professional tool available on the TenCate website www.tencategeo.eu. The online tool asks the user four simple questions and draws on the answers to define the optimum product system for sustainable […]

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Effective stormwater management

April 28th, 2021

Changing climate conditions demanded a comprehensive project that protects Amsterdam’s airport from stormwater. The effects of climate change are noticeable on a global level. More extreme weather conditions require adaptations that issue a special challenge to high-risk construction and critical infrastructure components.  TenCate Geosynthetics joined forces with the Hydraulic Engineering Company, Syntraal and other local companies to develop and provide sophisticated climate-adaptive stormwater management solutions, called “Aquabase.” In the framework of a pilot project for […]

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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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TenCate launches geotextile continuous moisture management system

April 2nd, 2019

Moisture is the enemy of roadway and civil structure durability. It accelerates the deterioration of assets and increases the financial loss and risk for everyone. Unchecked, the challenges brought about by moisture drain time, money and resources that could otherwise be used to fund new projects. In 2011, TenCate Geosynthetics initially launched Mirafi® H2Ri woven […]

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Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

February 1st, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, chose Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute and professor […]

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2018 International Achievement Awards

February 1st, 2019

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications. The awards are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 […]

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February 1st, 2019

IECA Region One welcomes new executive director The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One board of directors and staff welcome Samantha Roe, IOM, as the new executive director of the association. “We’re excited to announce Samantha as the new executive director to take our association in a new direction,” stated Tom Schneider, CPESC, IECA […]

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TenCate expands nonwoven geotextile production line

October 30th, 2018

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas has completed an expansion of nonwoven production at its Jefferson, Ga., facility. This state-of-the-art production line has advanced fiber distribution capabilities to create a uniquely consistent product in appearance and finished roll dimension. It also has the largest card/cross lapper in the staple fiber geosynthetics industry to produce both polypropylene and polyester […]

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October 1st, 2018

Extreme Plastics Plus and Mustang Energy Services merge Extreme Plastics Plus (EPP) and Mustang Energy Services Inc. (Mustang) merged, creating one of the country’s largest environmental containment services companies, with a presence in most of the major domestic oil and natural gas basins in the country. “We are excited to . . . join forces […]

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