Permathene was founded in Auckland city in 1959. Originally the company supplied mainly construction and agricultural industries with liners and covers. The company developed into a geosynthetics specialist offering solutions to civil and environmental problems. The range of products available from the centrally located warehouse in Sydney include gabions, geotextiles, polypropylene dam liner, erosion and sediment control products, silt curtains, turbidity barriers and oil booms. Permathene manufactures and distributes a range of products and accessories.