chemical resistance for liners

Chemical Resistance – When It’s Important for Geomembranes

One of the most important properties to consider when choosing geomembranes for your next project is chemical resistance. While some applications may not be concerned with this specific property, the energy sector specifically must take chemical resistance into consideration. When it comes to the containment of chemicals, it’s important to verify the geomembrane won’t deteriorate from contact with the substance. At BTL Liners, we offer liners with a broad spectrum of chemical resistant properties.

Importance of Chemical Resistance for Geomembranes

Geomembranes have many different containment uses and with each application comes specific requirements. BTL Liners and covers are made from some of the most chemically resistant materials available, which makes them ideal for applications in the energy and wastewater sectors. Chemical resistance comes as a priority in gas and mining applications, as well as for the containment of airplane deicing wastewater.

Geomembrane applications requiring chemical resistance need this property to deter the possibility of deterioration. Because of the environmental sensitivity of chemical containment, the durability of geomembranes rises as one of the most important properties. Chemical resistance enhances durability and lifespan of the geomembrane, which is essential in secondary containment, metal plating facilities, municipal water systems and more.

Chemical and corrosion resistant liners help ensure quality and durability in applications where environmental concern is a factor. Chemical and corrosion resistance helps increase the lifespan of the liner or cover and prevents possible deterioration. This is especially important when protecting the environment from potentially harmful chemicals that could leak into the groundwater.

Choosing A Liner Material with Chemical Resistance

Both reinforced polyethylene (RPE) and reinforced polypropylene (RPP) have chemical resistant properties, which make them ideal for chemical containment applications. RPP liners typically have a wider spectrum of chemical resistance, but RPE liners like the BTL-5 are also great for these types of applications. Because geomembranes act as a barrier, it’s important that the barrier is as durable as possible in chemical applications in order to prevent potential leaking.

For more information on the chemical and corrosion resistance of the PPL and BTL liner series, contact BTL Liners. We can help you choose the best liner or cover material for your specific application to ensure durability and quality when chemical resistance matters most.

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