New developments in geomembranes for pit heat storage

October 9th, 2023

Large solar thermal systems need large heat storage capabilities. Especially if the solar heat is to contribute significantly more than 25 % to a district heating network. Pit thermal energy storage (PTES) is a cost-effective way to build large heat storage facilities with 100,000 m3 and more. A key component of these storage pits is the […]

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Solmax offers geotextiles solution for flooding 

September 20th, 2023

A law in the Netherlands requires more and more stormwater management at the municipal level in new construction projects. With MIRAFI® Geolon FW 180, Solmax offers the solution: Rainwater is collected in a buffer system and returned to nature.  Climate change is increasing the intensity of rainfall in many regions. At the same time, the […]

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ASTM International honors Solmax director with top annual award

August 3rd, 2023

ASTM International has presented its top annual award, the Award of Merit, to Melissa Holbrook for her contributions to ASTM’s geosynthetics committee (D35). Melissa Holbrook accepts the Award of Merit from Gary T. Torosian, chairman of ASTM International's Committee D35 on Geosynthetics. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest […]

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Lining a tailings facility on the roof of the world

July 10th, 2023

Solmax geomembranes were used to line the tailings facilities of the recently expanded Yulong Copper Mine. The mine located in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, on one of the largest copper deposits in China and is important to the economy of the region. The mine is located in some of the highest elevations in the world. The […]

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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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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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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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