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


Focus Groups & Participants

Vapor Transmission Testing
Chair: Anthony Ahmed
Members: Dohn Berger, Martin Vido, Andrew Mills, Mark Taylor, Ray Peebles, Gary Kolbasuk, Glen Knopp, Pat Bradley, Tim Stark, Ron MacKenzie

Fabricated Geomembrane Cross-Seam Guideline
Chair: Andrew Mills
Members: Dave McLaury, Greg Yaple, Steve Hobbs, Raphael Villarreal Barrios, Jeannette Hendrickson

Fabric Reinforced Geomembranes (> 20 mil)
Chair: Bill Shehane
Members: Seaman, Burke, Carlisle, Cooley, Firestone, Carlisle, Colorado Lining, Layfield, CGT, MPC, ECP, Field Lining, Lange Containment, Watersaver, Burk, Raven

Light Reinforced Geomembranes (< 20 mil)
Chair: Andrew Mills
Members: Raven, Layfield, BTL, Midwest Canvas, Solmax, Intertape, Colorado Lining, (Fabrene in future)

Unsupported Poly Geomembranes
Chair: Gary Kolbasuk
Members: Raven, Firestone,
Carlisle, Solmax, Layfield, Colorado Lining, AEG

Unsupported Compounded Geomembranes (PVC, alloys, and rubbers)
Chair: Paul Yurcich
Members: CGT, Achilles, Watersaver, Field Lining, Lange Containment, Accugeo, Solmax, Simbeck, AEG