Protecting Your World

Protecting Your World

These polyurethane and polyurea products are perfect for holding tanks, pipelines,
containment booms and portable units such as crates or tanker trucks
These polyurethane and polyurea products are perfect for holding tanks, pipelines,
containment booms and portable units such as crates or tanker trucks


Primary containment coatings are a key investment for any facility that handles hazardous materials, chemicals, or other dangerous substances. This type of coating provides a barrier that prevents harmful substances from spreading or leaking, keeping employees, equipment, and the environment safe. But beyond its obvious safety features, primary containment coating offers many benefits that can impact a facility’s bottom line.
The problem with traditional coatings for containment is that they are not flexible enough to adapt to movement, leading to cracks and compromised containment. Luckily, the invention of flexible polyurea coatings has solved this issue, providing contractors, engineers, and facility managers with a durable and protective alternative.

Polyurea can be applied directly to surfaces such as concrete or metal, reinforcing and protecting them. It can even bridge gaps and cracks larger than 1/8″. Additionally, it is now being pre-applied to geotextile liners to create a seamless and efficient surface for containment in damaged areas or on dirt and gravel at drilling sites. Simply coat the seams of the liners and enjoy a monolithic surface.

ArmorThane industrial coatings are at the forefront of constructing and rehabilitating a variety of primary containment systems. From sealed metal structures to open-air geotextile surfaces – no matter the material or structure, these specialized coatings provide reliable environmental protection.



At industrial plants, refineries, and other manufacturing facilities, both federal and state regulations require primary and secondary containment systems to limit toxic or hazardous substances from escaping into the ground and possibly contaminating the water supply.
Even though primary containment systems such as concrete or metal storage vessels holding liquids or chemicals are highly durable, they aren’t completely foolproof. Metals corrode, while concrete is porous and prone to cracking and leaching liquids if uncoated. Therefore, secondary containment systems are vital to the process and usually take the form of concrete pits with barriers installed around the perimeter of a tank or other storage container.

To preserve these structures, traditional coatings such as epoxies, tars, and polyurethanes are frequently applied as an additional protective coating. However, these conventional coatings might crack along with the concrete and are usually not flexible as required.
Typical coatings don’t hold up well to substrate movement or daily, seasonal, or process-related thermal expansion and contraction, which often results in leaks and cracks.

When our polyurea products are used on substrates like concrete or steel, the spray-applied waterproof coating creates an impenetrable, flexible, and long-lasting protective barrier that stops leaks and increases the integrity of primary and secondary containment systems. The coating is highly durable, with superior physical properties like hardness, tensile strength, crack bridging, and elongation of up to 400%, to ensure a solid and industrial-grade protective lining.


ArmorThane industrial coatings are involved in the manufacture, maintenance and rehabilitation of all types of primary containment. Our products are perfect for holding tanks, pipelines and mobile units such as tanker trucks. Investing in primary containment coating is a crucial step for facilities that handle hazardous materials. This type of coating creates a barrier that prevents harmful substances from leaking or spreading, ensuring the safety of employees, equipment, and the environment. Coatings are applied to metal, plastic, concrete for water, fuel, waste and acidic or caustic compounds. With no VOC’s or solvents to leach into or absorb water or chemicals, these seamless, leak-proof coatings are safe for people, animals and plants. But there are also many other benefits to using primary containment coatings, such as cost savings due to reduced repairs and maintenance, improved safety, compliance with regulations, and ease of maintenance. 

ArmorThane’s primary containment coatings are suitable for any type of containment system, from tanks and pipelines to mobile units like tanker trucks. Our coatings are seamless, leak-proof, and safe for people, animals, and plants. They also offer superior corrosion and abrasion resistance, making them more durable and long-lasting than other surface protection solutions like rubber lining and paint. With a variety of color options available, ArmorThane’s coatings can even improve the aesthetics of your facility. By choosing ArmorThane for your primary containment needs, you can ensure maximum protection, compliance, and cost-effectiveness.



ArmorThane’s Primary Containment coatings are perfect for safeguarding all kinds of materials, no matter their composition or environment. Our coatings provide superior protection from corrosion, cross-contamination, and leakage for everything from metal to concrete, from sealed environments to open air. Plus, they are effective in resisting water, fuel, waste, acidic and caustic compounds. Choose from our range of versatile products that are suitable for both permanent and temporary use. With ArmorThane, you get a complete package of substance integrity and defense that ensures peace of mind.



When it comes to choosing the right material for primary containment, there are a lot of options available in the market. However, polyurea is fast becoming one of the most popular choices for many industries. Rubber lining, paint and other surface protection do not last as long as polymers such as polyurea. They can also release and absorb materials causing contamination.

Traditional coatings do not have the same abrasion and corrosion resistance as polyurea. Chemically aggressive fluids will find and exploit weaknesses found in rubber linings and paint. Many of our products are less expensive than comparable epoxy coatings with better durability.

Polyurea is a durable, flexible, and long-lasting polymer with several advantages over other primary containment materials.


Polyurea is a durable, flexible, and long-lasting polymer with several advantages over other primary containment materials.

1. High Durability

Polyurea is a highly durable polymer that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Its high tensile strength and elasticity make it an ideal material for primary containment. It can withstand a wide range of temperatures, which is a significant advantage in harsh environments where other materials fail. Polyurea coatings have high bond strength, so they remain intact for years and provide excellent protection against corrosion, abrasion, and chemical damages.

2. Quick Installation

Polyurea has a fast curing time, which is a significant advantage for businesses that can’t afford downtime. It can be sprayed on any surface, regardless of its shape or size, which makes it a versatile solution for primary containment. The quick-curing time of polyurea coatings means that the tank or container can be back in service within hours, reducing downtime significantly and saving businesses time and money.

3. Long-lasting Solution

Polyurea has a long lifespan and minimal maintenance requirements, making it a cost-effective solution for primary containment. It does not require any additional coatings or sealants, and it remains intact even in harsh environments. Polyurea coatings are also resistant to UV damage, ensuring a long-lasting solution that requires minimal maintenance.

4. Protection Against Chemical Spills

Polyurea is highly resistant to chemical spills, making it an ideal material for primary containment. It provides an impermeable barrier, preventing any leaks or spills from escaping and causing environmental damage. The chemical resistance of polyurea coatings means that they can be used in various industries, including oil, gas, wastewater, and chemical processing.

5. Environmentally Friendly

Polyurea coatings are environmentally friendly, as they do not contain any hazardous substances or harmful chemicals. They are non-toxic and VOC compliant, ensuring that they meet all regulatory standards for environmental protection. Polyurea coatings are also seamless, so there is less waste, reducing the environmental impact of the installation process.

Polyurea coatings are an excellent choice for primary containment in various industries. The advantages of durability, quick installation, long-lasting solutions, chemical resistance, and environmental friendliness make it a superior option to other materials. Polyurea provides a cost-effective and reliable solution for businesses that require a high level of protection against corrosion, abrasion, and chemical damages. If you’re looking for a primary containment solution for your business, consider polyurea coatings


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