Secondary Containment

The bottom line on spill protection

Storage tanks, portable containers, piping, equipment — if it carries or contains anything considered a contaminant, the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires some form of secondary containment. Plastatech® geomembranes make excellent secondary containment barriers, particularly for large or difficult applications.

Resistant to most oils and chemicals, PVC is an excellent material for secondary containment in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Petroleum wells, refineries and storage facilities
  • Chemical processing, transport and storage
  • Manufacturing processes such as cutting oils and coolants
  • Wastewater processing
  • Mining

Our geomembranes are specially formulated to remain highly flexible and resistant to cracking or puncture on rough or uneven surfaces — even across the entire range of normal operating temperatures. They are also highly resistant to degradation from ultraviolet light, making them suitable for a wide range of applications that are exposed to the elements.

Most Plastatech geomembranes are ideal for custom prefabrication by third-party fabricators to reduce the number of field-welded seams. This not only offers faster installation, but greater confidence, particularly in large containment areas.


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