Turbidity Curtains are floating barriers used in marine construction, dredging, and remediation projects to control the silt and sediment in a body of water. Elastec, through our American Marine division, has been manufacturing quality turbidity curtains since 1967.
Elastec is the largest manufacturer of oil spill cleanup and surface water pollution equipment in the world. With headquarters in Carmi, Illinois, U.S.A. and three manufacturing facilities in southern Illinois and Cocoa, Florida, we are a global leader in the distribution of oil skimmers, oil boom, fire boom, dispersant application systems, work boats, vacuum systems, portable incinerators, turbidity curtains, and custom containment boom for floating trash, debris and aquatic weed control. For fifty years, our equipment has been operating in 155 countries. We share a passion for keeping our waterways, rivers and oceans clean with a network of partners around the globe.
From the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico to the first flush from stormwater runoff in Mumbai - surface water pollution - it all flows downstream into our waterways and oceans. Our mission is to develop solutions to clean up contaminants – oil spills, floating trash, debris, silt, sediment, drugs, aquatic weeds and F.O.G. (fats, oils and grease) – to keep our world clean.
Elastec offers workshops to share the knowledge of environmental and spill response industry experts in a comfortable classroom setting at our Illinois and Cocoa facilities. Responders learn to operate Elastec equipment on land and in water to augment response tactics. Engineers and consultants experience the “whys and hows” of product performance criteria and modeling principles.
"I appreciate the assistance your company gave me as I selected boom, boom storage boxes, skimmers and other equipment. I was not familiar with the subject, and therefore appreciate the professional method your employees used in guiding me during my purchases."
"We feel Elastec is well qualified to provide quality equipment on a timely basis, their integrity and business ethics can not be questioned. Their technical skills and experience provided valuable information in implementing our pollution control procedures."
"Our experience is that Elastec stands behind its products and puts the customer first."
"Elastec’s products are of high quality and exceed customer expectations."
"We are responsible for setting up emergency response centers. Elastec was instrumental in providing key equipment and training in establishing these response centers."
It all started with the desire to increase mechanical recovery capacities along with the ability to recover oils with various viscosities. Elastec collaborated with the University of California’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to develop the patented Grooved…