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Floating Barriers

Floating barriers, also referred to as boom, are devices placed in the water to control and contain oil, floating debris, invasive aquatic plants, trash, silt, sediment, and turbidity. A floating barrier can be installed either temporarily or permanently. Since 1967, Elastec has manufactured floating barriers and turbidity curtains through its acquisition of American Marine in Cocoa, Florida. Learn about ASTM Standards for floating barriers. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

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Floating barriers for oil

Floating Barriers For Oil

We are an industry leader in the manufacture of oil containment barriers. Our standard oil containment boom is always in stock. Elastec offers a wide variety of accessories. We can also manufacture custom floating barriers to fill individual needs. We also offer the BoomVane™ to aid in the deployment of barriers in moving water or with a vessel.

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Floating trash and debris barrier

Trash and Debris Barrier

Elastec’s line of floating trash and debris barriers is designed to contain or exclude floatables. Whether you are trying to stop debris in waterways or protect beaches from invasive aquatic plants, we can provide a barrier that works for you.

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Turbidity Barriers

Turbidity Barriers

Turbidity barriers, silt barriers, or silt screens, as they are sometimes called, are floating barriers used in marine construction, dredging, and remediation projects to control the silt and sediment in a body of water. Elastec turbidity barriers can be set up to keep construction areas in compliance and protect the environment.

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Invasive aquatic plant control barrier

Invasive Aquatic Plant Barrier

Invasive Aquatic Plant Barriers are used for the control and containment of aquatic plant life. Our floating barriers are designed with an emphasis on improving water quality and are used to maintain a natural, balanced ecosystem. Elastec barriers have recreational, agricultural, and industrial uses and control water born pollutants.

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Custom containment boom

Custom Containment Barriers

Elastec can manufacture a custom boom, barrier or curtain from geosynthetic materials. Whether it’s aquatic harvesting, floating trash and debris, silt and sediment, oil spills or surface water pollution issues, our custom booms are designed with an emphasis on improving water quality through the reduction and control of pollutants.

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“We purchased a floating baffle from Elastec for one of our wastewater treatment lagoons. We cannot tell you how impressed we were regarding the ease of installation. What I expected a week to accomplish was completed in only two days.”

Rick K.

“PermaFence was installed last summer and survived the winter in wind and ice 24”-30” thick.”

Duane B.

“Your containment boom is the perfect device to contain cranberries for harvest. We love your product.”

Dawn R.

“I am pleased to confirm that your boom did a great job collecting plastic bottles, twigs and other floating debris. Thank you again for your cooperation in providing this equipment and training our staff with its use.”

E. Martin

“The seaweed was stacked in the water 20 ft. from shore to beach. The swim area is now free of seaweed for swimming and snorkeling. Thank you.”

Doug P.

"After installing an Elastec Simplex Boom the moss and pond weed problem was reduced to no more than nuisance amounts. This works so well that we ordered three more booms for this season to be installed in our canal system."

B. Lehman

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Containment Barriers Questionnaire

Thank you for considering Elastec Containment Barriers for your project. Please complete a few simple questions that will help define your requirement.

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