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


Technology Transfer

To accomplish technology transfer FGI will:

– Answer consultant and regulatory questions about design, specification, testing, and installation of fabricated geomembranes.

– Distribute material, fabrications, and installation standards.

– Continue to publish and distribute a Technical Bulletin, press releases, and quarterly newsletter for the geosynthetics industry.

– Conduct educational seminars and short courses on fabricated geomembranes that emphasize applications of fabricated geomembranes.

– Establish and maintain an Internet site for fabricated geomembranes.

– Exhibit at various industry trade shows and conferences.

– Assist FGI members in publishing case histories, new technologies, research results, and other information.

– Provide graduate research assistants to research fabricated geomembranes; current research topics include durability in exposed applications, effect of liquid drawdown cycles on durability, floating covers, puncture resistance, subgrade preparation, and canal linings.

– Incorporate fabricated geomembrane information into undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Illinois.