Member Spotlight: May

Nortène began its activities in Brazil in 1981, pioneering the supply of plastic polyethylene screens, tarps for construction industry, and agricultural films. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Nortène has expanded and strengthened its share on Brazilian market. The company commercializes its products throughout Brazil and abroad and it is experiencing a period of continuous growth, by increasing its products portfolio and modernizing its quality laboratory. Nortene manufactures products for the following markets: construction, infrastructure, environmental engineering, industry, agribusiness, irrigation, mining, sugar/ethanol, warehousing and silage. Nortene produces HDPE or LLDPE geomembranes in blow or flat die machines, according with the project specifications. Its laboratories are accredited by GAI LAP and all the customers receive a complete quality certificate with technical information from each roll delivered. For more information on Nortene, please contact Mrs. Lima at or visit


Newly Elected Officers Visit University of Illinois

Newly elected FGI President, Patrick Elliott of Colorado Lining, Int’l, and Vice President, Laura Storey of Plastatech, visited the Fabricated Geomembrane Institutes (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 5 April, 2017. In addition to touring the Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory, Pat and Laura met with FGI Technical Director, Tim Stark and FGI Coordinator, Jen Miller, to discuss current and future activities and goals of the FGI. In addition to Pat and Laura, the FGI also elected Ed Silva or Engineered Polymer Technologies, as Treasurer, and Jimmie Eloff of Owens Corning, as Secretary. The new officers will serve a two year term (2017-2019).

(L-R) Jen Miller (FGI Coordinator), Laura Storey (FGI Vice President), Tim Stark (FGI Technical Director), Pat Elliot (FGI President 5 April 2017


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