Keeping our World Clean Manufacturing Innovative
Pollution Control Systems
The world headquarters of Elastec is located in Carmi, Illinois, USA, and encompasses over 200,000 square feet in four manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Southern Illinois and Cocoa, Florida. Satellite sales offices are located in Virginia, India, Turkey and China. With over 110 employees, the Company manufactures pollution control systems with a core competency in oil spill recovery. Elastec products are distributed through a global network of dealers and direct sales.
Protecting our Natural Resources
Elastec helps to Keep Our World Clean within multiple product lines: Oil Spill Response Equipment, Floating Barriers, Portable Incinerators, Workboats and Industrial Vacuums. Established in 1990, Elastec has grown into a global leader in the manufacture of pollution control systems with sales in over 155 countries.
1989 – Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - American Marine, Inc. (acquired by Elastec in 2012) developed and produced American Fire Boom, a containment system for burning oil in the Exxon Valdez disaster. American Marine, based in Cocoa, Florida, was founded in 1967 by Jim Pearce, a highly decorated WWII United States fighter Ace turned test pilot. He was the first person to break the sound barrier flying an F-86.
2010 – Deepwater Horizon Oil Well Blowout - An Elastec response team was deployed to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to lead the controlled oil burn operation with its American Fire Boom and Hydro-Fire® Boom systems. The Elastec task force corralled over 300,000 barrels of oil to protect sensitive shoreline habitats.
2011 – Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE – Elastec won the first place prize of one million dollars in the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE with its patented Grooved Disc skimmer technology. Breaking the target goal of 2,500 gallons of oil per minute, Elastec’s Proto X skimmer recovered an amazing 4,670 gallons of oil per minute with an oil recovery efficiency of 89.5%. The technology has won several international awards including Popular Mechanics 2012 Breakthrough Technology Award, Offshore Arabia’s prestigious Excellence in Environmental Applications Award and the Nafta Gaz Grand Prix Award at Oil & Gas Warsaw in Poland.
Working Together to Keep our World Clean
Elastec’s ISO 9001:2008 certification and numerous awards honor the quality inherent in the Company’s products and personnel.
Elastec is proud of these accolades, but the greatest reward is the satisfaction in protecting the Earth’s natural resources. From the employees who manufacture pollution control equipment, through the dealer network, and ultimately to the responders who work tirelessly to clean up environmental disasters, Elastec is dedicated to the mission of Keeping Our World Clean.