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 (


Current Topics

– Impact of Elevated Temperatures on Geosynthetics

– Specification Development for Arid Climates

– Quantitative Cost Comparison of Fabricated and HDPE Geomembranes

– Hydrostatic Resistance Testing of Geomembranes

– Develop Cross-Seam Welding Guideline

– Direct Shear Interface Testing Program Using Various Fabricated Geomembranes