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REEF Industries, INC. was founded in 1957 and is located in Houston, Texas. Since its inception, it has been manufacturing and fabricating reinforced film laminates and composites. With over 60 years experience in the market, the brand is able to produce quality, customized, configured final products, ensuring customers’ needs are always met in a timely and professional manner.

In line with this, Reef Industries, INC. is proud to offer Permalon®, a uniquely engineered, high-density polyethylene geomembrane for the most demanding containment applications, such as Irrigation and Aquaculture Liners and Drop-in Tank Liner.

Permalon® Unique and Innovative from Reef Industries

Reinforced film laminates and composites are essential for a wide range of technologies and industrial applications. In this area, Reef Industries plays a critical role, manufacturing and fabricating these materials, and transforming them into an extensive variety of products, material grades, additives, and fabrication capabilities.

According to Reef Industries, its fabrication technique is optimized by using impulse, wedge, or hot air welding with the goal of producing uniquely configured and fabricated products that meet customer requirements.

Throughout its journey in the market, Reef Industries has stood out by developing materials and products in line with the newest innovations in technology, as they have surfaced over the years. As a result, it has developed new product lines to be distributed worldwide that make up its current product portfolio, which comprises of Griffolyn®, Armorlon®, Terra Tape®, Banner Guard® and Permalon®.

Permalon® provides the highest quality solution for a wide-range of applications. The material consists of a unique, high-density polyethylene geomembrane, and patented construction that yields the best weight to strength ratio available, while providing exceptional tear and puncture resistance.

There is evidence that confirms no material offers a better balance of properties, nor more proven performance and reliable durability for the most demanding containment applications, than Permalon®.

Product versatility to meet and exceed consumer needs

One of the key characteristics of Permalon® is that it was designed to be lightweight and easily handed. It has been confirmed that these attributes ensure cost-effective installation, a considerable advantage in cost reduction for customers. In addition, Permalon® products can be custom configured to encounter the project’s specific demands; moreover, they are available in a range of weights and thicknesses, as can be seen in Figure 1 and Figure 2.

Permalon® Liner Key Features

In general, the characteristics and balance of properties of Permalon® branded products make them an option that offers the customer the best advantages and benefits, including unmatched quality, a custom configured product, proven performance, reliable durability, cost savings, and versatility.

One of the product categories that offers the Permalon® brand is Liner materials. These materials are often used for ponds, tanks, raceways, and other aquaculture facilities. To the right are some of their main features.

  • Lightweight and easy to handle for quick installation.
  • UV stabilized for durability.
  • Custom engineered fabrication and sizes up to an acre available.
  • Non-toxic/ Will not affect the health of your crop.
  • Available with geotextile composite for difficult site conditions.
  • Cold crack tested to -60°F for continuous performance in extreme temperatures.
  • Alloyed polyethylene laminate resists punctures and tears for a more secure system.

Permalon® Liner products and materials as a key option in Aquaculture

Permalon® Liner products are the ideal choice for a wide range of applications including pond and lagoon liners, aquaculture, irrigation liners, quick tanks, secondary containment systems, lined/cover for contaminated soils, custom fabricated box/container liners, odor and/or rainwater control, and decontamination pads.

Besides that, Reef Industries provides its customers the advantage of large sheets and standard rolls, available in stock for immediate shipment. In the case of Drop in Tank Liners, Permalon® ensures excellent physical properties, outstanding service life, and it is nontoxic to fish. In addition, it offers high strength and high performance.

These Liners are offered in stock configurations for immediate availability or can be custom fabricated to meet specific requirements, including special dropin configurations, such as custom, three-dimensional liners in cylindrical or rectangular shapes to fit or retrofit different structures, as can be seen in Figure 3.

REEF Industries has also developed accessories for field use that are specially designed to work with Permalon® products and materials, including its pressure sensitive tape, fab tape, bulkhead fittings, bung fittings, and pipeboots, as shown in Figure 4.


The aim of this article was to present the key attributes and characteristics of Permalon® products and materials, which are manufactured, fabricated, and commercialized by REEF Industries. The relevance of Permalon® is clearly supported by the wide balance of product attributes and properties that ensure clear advantages to customers, such as reliable durability, cost savings, customized products, and superior quality, among others.

In the aquacultural area, these materials play a fundamental role for the most demanding containment applications, for example, Irrigation Liners, Aquaculture Liners, and Drop-in Tank Liners.


This informative version of the original article is sponsored by:

This is a summarized version developed by the editorial team of Aquaculture Magazine based on the review article titled “PERMALON TRIFOLD” developed by: REEF INDUSTRIES INC.
The original article was published on 07-2019, through under the use of a creative commons open access license.

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