Geobear – your responsible and caring partner

With regard to resin-based processes, it is understandable to query their possible effects on the environment, and on health and safety. Since its inception, Geobear has adopted a strict policy on these subjects – both to safeguard the health of its technicians and clients and to preserve ecosystems.

Geobear geopolymer has no negative impact on the environment

Studies conducted on the polymerised resin have shown that it does not contaminate the ground (downloadable report). This absence of contamination is due to the fact that the multiple components, once mixed, form closed and very tightly bonded chains of molecules.

The quantities of geopolymer injected rarely exceed 2 to 4% of the volume in the treated area (0.2 to 1% by weight). The migration of the geopolymer away from the point of injection is limited (up to 2m) since polymerisation progresses very rapidly. 90 % of remediation treatments are carried out near to the surface (at a depth of 3 to 4m).

Carbon footprint

The process generates very little carbon compared with traditional solutions. The drilling work is performed using electric drills with low electrical demand. Moreover, projects are completed quickly – between 2 to 10 times faster than micro-piling. Very little product is transported compared with concrete. Five tonnes of liquid geopolymer transported by tanker can expand underground to produce 70m³ of polymerised resin

Packaging

The tankers are equipped with fixed stainless steel tanks which are filled from re-usable depot-based tanks. We do not, therefore, consume any packaging, and do not produce any waste.

Major Geobear units hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certificates.