MN 100: Elastec
Elastec manufactures and markets innovative pollution control and recovery systems. The company’s core competency is oil spill response: skimmers, fire and containment booms, boom deployment systems, portable vacuum equipment, workboats, dispersant spray systems, oil spill aerial surveillance systems, storage tanks and pumps. The company also manufactures floating containment booms and barriers, turbidity curtains and fumigation tarps in its Cocoa, Florida facility. Elastec Hydro-Fire Boom and American Fire Boom systems removed the most oil among all systems deployed in the Gulf during the Macondo cleanup. The company employs 120 associates and distributes products in 145 countries through an international dealer network and a company sales force.
Elastec is the industry innovator in the development and manufacture of pollution control and recovery equipment and technologies. This year celebrating 25 years of keeping the world clean, Elastec produces oil spill response equipment, floating barriers and portable incinerators. ISO 9001 certified-Elastec equipment is in use in 145 countries. Additionally, the firm recently introduced the revolutionary offshore oil spill recovery system: ELASTEC X150 Skimmer Launching System. Notably, the company won the X Prize Foundation’s Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE with its patented grooved disc oil skimming technology. Beyond this, the company was also instrumental in managing the controlled burn operation during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
(As published in the August 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)