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



FGI Member Benefits

The FGI promotes the interests of its members through education, research, and technology transfer. More specific benefits include:

  • Receive project-specific information to facilitate design, specification, testing, and installation of fabricated geomembranes.
  • Receive project referrals form FGI inquiries.
  • Provide mechanism for development of industry material, fabrication, and installation standards.
  • Participate in FGI-sponsored short courses and workshops.
  • Receive assistance in publishing case histories, new technologies, research results, and other information.
  • Company and logo listing on FGI website.
  • Interact with industry, government agencies, suppliers, and manufacturers in domestic and international markets.
  • Direct the future of fabricated geomembranes through research and technology transfer at the University of Illinois.
  • Development and maintenance of specifications and test methods for fabricated geomembranes.
  • Members only section of the website for advanced research, specification, test methods, project information, etc.
  • Access to undergraduate and graduate students for employment opportunities and marketing.
  • Technical library that is keyword searchable for all articles, technical papers, reports, etc. on fabricated geomembranes.