Managing Geomembrane Wrinkles: A Manufacturer’s Approach Managing Geomembrane Wrinkles: A Manufacturer’s ApproachOn April 27 at 1:00 pm EST, Solmax will tackle a very hot topic with a free webinar: managing geomembrane wrinkles. This session follows the discussion created by the Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI) recent webinar in which Dr. Robert Koerner spoke strongly against wrinkles left in or left to develop in a geomembrane installation.
The GSI webinar highlighted a number approaches that might be used to manage geomembrane wrinkles. These included:

  • Using different geomembranes (e.g., white vs. black, textured vs. smooth)
  • Advancing the wrinkles ahead of backfill using the push/accumulate/cut/seam methods
  • Fixing berms
  • Using temporary tents over the geomembrane during installation
  • Timing the installation (morning or night)

In Solmax’s webinar, the company will look at the approach involving the use of different geomembranes.
NOTE: In order to participate in the webinar, one must register through Eventbrite. This presentation is free; however; the meeting number, password, and link to join will only be available 24 hours before the presentation and a reminder email will be sent 1 hour before the webinar. This information will be sent via the email registered.


In announcing the webinar, the company called this angle of managing geomembrane wrinkles “the manufacturing approach.”
“The potential for wrinkles management using white, textured, and LLDPE geomembranes will be evaluated,” Solmax writes, “and the added unique benefits of these geomembranes for performance will be highlighted using case study examples and research data as applicable.”
Solmax is one of the world’s largest geomembrane manufacturers. In 2016, the company presented multiple high-level geomembrane webinars, such as Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes and Flat Die and Blown Film Geomembranes.
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