2 December 2009

TenCate Geotube® environmental order in Malaysia

TenCate Geosynthetics Asia has secured an order at Huntsman Tioxide in Teluk Kalong (Malaysia) for the supply of 105 TenCate Geotube® systems. These systems will be used in Malaysia as an environmentally-friendly solution for the dewatering and storage of calcium sulfate. The TenCate Geotube® containers will be produced by Ten Cate Industrial Zhuhai (China) and supplied through Ashland, a company that is involved in among other things the field of waste water treatment. Deliveries started in October and will continue for nine months.

The production of titanium dioxide generates large quantities of calcium sulfate, which must be processed and stored in an environmentally-friendly manner. Before this waste product can be stored, it first has to be dewatered. Polymers are added to aid in the dewatering process and these are supplied by Ashland. The polymers accelerate the process of dewatering by bonding the solid matter. The TenCate Geotube® acts as a filtration and storage system.
The combination of chemical knowledge of waste water and material knowledge of TenCate, leads to a system solution which generates solid matter from industrial wastewater to be stored or processed. This is achieved through an environmentally-friendly process of dewatering. TenCate Geotube® is frequently used worldwide as a solution in the environmental market.
The system supplied to Huntsman is one of the largest Asian projects to date. Each TenCate Geotube® has a diameter of 36.6 metres. Laid end to end, the length of all these geocontainers totals 5.5 kilometres.

TenCate Geosynthetics Asia
Almelo, The Netherlands, Wednesday 2 December 2009


For futher information:
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TenCate Geosynthetics Asia
John Smith, managing director
Telephone : + 60 3 5192 8568
E-mail  : john.smith@tencate.com
Internet : www.tencategeosynthetics.com
Royal Ten Cate
Jaap de Carpentier Wolf, head of corporate communications
Telephone : + 31 546 544 306
Mobile  : + 31 6 233 173 52
E-mail  : media@tencate.com
Internet : www.tencate.com

TenCate Geosynthetics develops and produces synthetic fabrics, non-wovens and grids, and designs solutions and systems for infrastructure and civil engineering. TenCate Geosynthetics has production locations in Europe, North America and Asia.
Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company that combines textile technology, chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. TenCate products are sold worldwide.
Systems and materials from TenCate can be divided into four areas of application: safety and protection; space and aerospace; infrastructure and the environment; sport and recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in safety fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on NYSE Euronext (AMX).

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