Georgetown, South Carolina, February 10, 2020 — Today AGRU releases CLEANSEAM®, a new product configuration for AGRU geomembrane liner that integrates a protective release film on the weld edges of the geomembrane. CleanSeam eliminates or greatly reduces the potential for fine soils, waste materials, and stockpile dust from coming into contact with seaming areas during or prior to geosynthetic installation.
The negative impacts of dust and debris on geomembrane seams are well understood. When fine particles buildup in the geomembrane seaming areas during on-site storage or during deployment, it is necessary to clean the area of contaminants prior to welding. It is especially difficult to reduce contamination in applications that include higher concentrations of fine particles, such as coal ash residuals for fine subgrade soils. CleanSeam, an integrated geosynthetic release film, mitigates the risk of particle buildup by protecting the geomembrane weld edges from exposure to field conditions. The CleanSeam protective strip is removed directly before seaming occurs and leaves no residue behind, just clean geomembrane.
“This new product option for AGRU lining systems supports our effort to provide higher efficiencies in the field,” says Chris Eichelberger, Vice President of Technical Marketing at AGRU. “When used by IAGI-certified welding technicians and in conjunction with electrical leak location testing, CleanSeam can help ensure that geosynthetic containment or closure systems perform to their maximum potential.”
CleanSeam is applied to the geomembrane during manufacturing, providing the cleanest possible seaming area from the creation of the liner. CleanSeam can be configured on all AGRU geomembrane liners, including AGRU Smooth & MicroSpike®, Super Gripnet®, MicroDrain®, and AGRU Drain Liner®.
“AGRU is committed to the long-term success of geosynthetic applications and our customers,” says Eichelberger. “CleanSeam is the most cost-effective and risk-reducing product option for geomembrane liners, and we’re proud that it is helping installation crews spend less time cleaning and more time welding. Efficiency improves everything.”
Over 70 years of ongoing research and development have resulted in AGRU’s top-performing geosynthetic, thermoplastic, and semi-finished solutions. By combining state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, the highest-quality materials available, and the most responsive customer success team, AGRU has cemented its position as The Plastics Experts and the leader in geosynthetic innovation. If you are interested in learning more about CleanSeam, please reach out today.