Member Spotlight: July

Rocheux International (RI) has been a leading supplier of plastic films and sheets to a wide array of industries for over 30 years. With warehouses strategically positioned across North America to service their customers, RI’s focus is on customer service, product quality and collaboration. While the core of Rocheux International's business is rooted in plastic films and sheets, they also offer performance materials such as plastic resins, epoxy resins, carbon fiber, even supported films that mimic genuine leather and high end fabric. Rocheux International offers the world's most extensive line of flexible vinyl films manufactured by NanYa Plastics, a division of Formosa Chemical. As North America's major distribution and marketing arm of NanYa Plastics, Rocheux International serves customers in a wide variety of end use markets including: stationary and office products, geomembrane and pond-liners, in-ground and above ground pool liners, pressure sensitive and graphic films, decorative films, wallcovering and three ply laminates, waterbed liners and heater films. For more information on Rocheux Internatinal, contact Vinod Warrier at or visit For more information on NanYa Plastics, please contact Justin Yan at or visit


Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement of the FGI:

The mission of the FGI is to develop and transfer knowledge, assess and critique fabricated geomembranes, and provide relevant services to member organizations. The FGI and its member companies research and develop opportunities for fabricated geomembranes in environmental, geotechnical, transportation and hydraulic engineering applications, such as:

  • Recreational Lakes
  • Floating Pond/Reservoir Covers
  • Landfills
  • Golf Course Lakes, Ponds, and Water Features
  • Wastewater Treatment Ponds
  • Industrial Waste Ponds and Landfills
  • Canals
  • Heap Leach Mining Pads

Goals of the FGI:

The main goal of the FGI is to advance the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer. As a result, the main objective of the FGI and this website is be to the sole informational source for the design, construction, and performance of fabricated geomembranes. To achieve this goal, FGI activities will include, but are not limited to, the following specific tasks:

  • Conduct applied research on the engineering, design, and performance of fabricated geomembranes.
  • Develop test methods, standards of practice and standard guides for design and construction of fabricated geomembranes.
  • Provide training and tutorial services to member organizations and their employees.
  • Develop and provide short courses, conferences, symposia, workshops and training sessions on fabricated geomembranes.
  • Provide a fabricated geomembrane information retrieval services.
  • Provide publications in the form of newsletters, books, manuals, reports, journals, papers, articles, columns, notes, and memos.
  • Develop a library of case histories involving fabricated geomembranes and their behavior.
  • Develop and maintain a website that is the source for fabricated geomembrane news including new products, companies, employees, projects, design ideas, guidance documents, etc.
  • Collaborate with other geosynthetics organizations, such as, the GMA, IFAI, ECTC, IAGI, to increase the use of fabricated geomembranes.
  • Provide input to legislation related to geosynthetics and in particular fabricated geomembranes.
  • Introduce fabricated geomembranes to more engineers and students.
  • Involve other universities in FGI activities and research.

Updated March, 2014