Permathene Pty Ltd was founded in Australia in 2002. It has developed into a specialist company offering architectural gabions, geomembranes and related products. The company was created based upon the expertise gained by the 55 year old Permathene Ltd of New Zealand, which was founded in 1959 and was one of the first companies to produce custom fabricated geomembranes. Today Permathene NZ operates one of the largest in-house fabrication facilities in the world. Permathene Ltd of New Zealand specialises in the manufacture of baffle curtains, dam linings, damp proof course and contaminated site membranes, horticultural and agricultural films and fabrics.