Member Spotlight: February

Owens Corning (OC) is head quartered in Toledo, Ohio, with additional manufacturing facilities around the Globe. In 2016, the Owens Corning Components division acquired InterWrap Industrial Fabrics. In addition to continuing to manufacture the Rhino branded product line in protective packaging and roofing underlayment, OC will place a major focus on the newly formed Geosynethics business. The geomembrane product mix ranges from 12mil – 40mil with several proprietary technologies including the RhinoMat product line. Owens Corning has recently begun constructing a world class geosynthetics research facility, as part of the current Science & Technology Center, located in Granville, OH. Opening of the new facility is scheduled for Fall, 2017. The FGI liaisons for OC are North American Sales Manager Jimmie Eloff ( and Geosynthetics Engineer Andy Durham (


ASTM Test Methods

ASTM Specifications

D4437 – Non-destructive Testing of Seams Used in for Flexible Polymeric Sheet Geomembranes

D4885 – Determining Performance Strength of Geomembranes by the Wide Strip Tensile Method

D5494 – Determination of Pyramid Puncture Resistance of Unprotected and Protected Geomembranes

D5514 – Large Scale Hydrostatic Puncture Testing of Geosynthetics

D5617 – Multi-Axial Tension Test for Geosynthetics

D5641 – Geomembrane Seam Evaluation by Vacuum Chamber

D5884 – Determining Tearing Strength of Internally Reinforced Geomembranes

D5886 – Selection of Test Methods to Determine Rate of Fluid Permeation Through Geomembranes for Specific Applications

D6214 – Determining the Integrity of Field Seams Used in Joining Geomembranes by Chemical Fusion Methods

D6365 – Nondestructive Testing of Geomembrane Seams using the Spark Test

D6392 – Determining the Integrity of Nonreinforced Geomembrane Seams Produced Using Thermo-Fusion Methods

D6434 – Selection of Test Methods for Flexible Polypropylene (fPP) Geomembranes

D6497 – Mechanical Attachment of Geomembrane to Penetrations or Structures

D6636 – Determination of Ply Adhesion Strength of Reinforced Geomembranes

D6693 – Determining Tensile Properties of Nonreinforced Polyethylene and Nonreinforced Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes

D6747 – Selection of Techniques for Electrical Detection of Potential Leak Paths in Geomembrane

D7002 – Leak Location on Exposed Geomembranes Using the Water Puddle System

D7003 – Strip Tensile Properties of Reinforced Geomembranes

D7004 – Grab Tensile Properties of Reinforced Geomembranes

D7007 – Electrical Methods for Locating Leaks in Geomembranes Covered with Water or Earth Materials

D7106 – Selection of Test Methods for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Geomembranes

D7176 – Non-Reinforced Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Geomembranes Used in Buried Applications

D7177 – Air Channel Evaluation of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Dual Track Seamed Geomembranes

D7272 – Determining the Integrity of Seams Used in Joining Geomembranes by Pre-manufactured Taped Methods

D7407 – Determining The Transmission of Gases Through Geomembranes

D7408 – Non Reinforced PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Geomembrane Seams

D7465 – Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Sheet Used In Geomembrane Applications

D7613 – Flexible Polypropylene Reinforced (fPP-R) and Nonreinforced (fPP) Geomembranes

ASTM D4885 – 01(2006) Standard Test Method for Determining Performance Strength of Geomembranes by the Wide Strip Tensile Method