Flexible Containment Solutions

Flexible containment solutions

Trelleborg designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of flexible liquid containment solutions for many applications. Our high-performance polymer products and systems are used in demanding fields such as defence, oil and gas production, and humanitarian aid initiatives.

Our solutions serve the following application areas: Storage Tank Seals, Fuel and Water Storage Systems, Oil Spill Response, Equipment for STS Operations, Port Security and Liquid Storage.

We draw on over 50 years of experience in developing flexible containment solutions for defence, oil and gas production, agriculture, the petrochemical industry and humanitarian aid. From our facility in Manchester, UK, we are involved from the design stage, with full project management capability to ensure our performance and products meet our clients’ project needs.

Storage Tank Seals

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Storage Tank Seals


Our wide range of polymer-coated fabrics custom is designed for vapour seal applications and manufactured to meet the demanding challenges of evaporation, storage and pressure containment in the petroleum, petrochemical and gas distribution industries.

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Tube Seals

  • Highly effective seal between roof and wall of petrochemical tanks. 
  • Hydrostatic sealing solution reduces evaporation and emissions. 
  • High flexibility ensures sealing compensates for tank imperfections.
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Scuff Bands

  • Abrasive-resistant solution effectively protects the tube seal. 
  • Ribbed surface reduces friction between sealing system and tank. 
  • Designed to enhance overall sealing system efficiency.
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Gas Holder Seals

  • High-quality seals for the Wiggins (Dry Seal) type gasholder. 
  • Effective gas loss prevention for gasholders in steel production. 
  • Seals ensure maximum gas recovery for reuse in powering the plant.

Fuel & Water Storage Systems

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Fuel & Water Storage Systems


We produce a wide range of systems for the temporary storage and delivery of fuel and water used in military, humanitarian and commercial applications. Our systems extend from a single tank to a full fuel farm, including project management, containing elements such as flexible tanks and bund liners.

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Flexible Tanks

  • Can be deployed quickly in challenging environments. 
  • Durable, tough, resilient and withstand temperature extremes. 
  • Designed for high abrasion, chemical and fuel resistance.
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Bund Liners

  • Effective fuel spillage containment solution used with flexible tanks. 
  • Material meets British Defence Specifications (DGFVE.315A). 
  • Available in sizes to suit all operational requirements.

Oil Spill Response

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Oil Spill Response


Our solutions are used by the military and oil spill contractors to ensure maximum containment efficiency when incidents occur. We provide a range of flexible tanks and Dracone Barges – large-capacity, towable, floating storage tanks – plus ancillary equipment to support environmental protection. 

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Flexible Tanks

  • Can be deployed quickly in challenging environments. 
  • Durable, tough and resilient and withstand temperature extremes. 
  • Designed for high abrasion, chemical and fuel resistance.
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Dracone Barges

  • A proven solution for over 50 years – over 500 units sold worldwide. 
  • Used for pollution control purposes by the US Coast Guard and Navy. 
  • Accessories available for towing, transportation, loading and discharge.

Equipment for Ship- To- Ship Operations

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Equipment for Ship-To-Ship Operations


We supply effective solutions for a wide range of ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore applications. Dracone Barges are used extensively to transfer liquids to and from ships – our major customers include salvage companies that specialize in recovering oil from tankers that are experiencing difficulties. 

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Low Pressure Pneumatic Fenders

  • Spread berthing forces over a large area. 
  • Ideal for use with thin-hulled or weakened vessels. 
  • Tough, lightweight, and deflatable for easy storage and reuse.
Flexible tanks

Flexible Tanks

  • Can be deployed quickly in challenging environments. 
  • Durable, tough and resilient and withstand temperature extremes. 
  • Designed for high abrasion, chemical and fuel resistance.
cracone barges product

Dracone Barges

  • A proven solution for over 50 years – over 500 units used worldwide.
  • Used for pollution control purposes by the US Coast Guard and Navy. 
  • Accessories available for towing, transportation, loading and discharge.

Port Security

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Port Security


We have produced solutions for over 15 years to protect sensitive assets from seaborne attack. Our boat barriers, used in commercial and military applications at shipyards, naval bases and LNG terminals, were employed to enhance security on the Thames at the 2012 Olympics in London. 

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Boat Barriers

  • Pneumatic units make a cost-effective and highly visual deterrent.
  • Full turnkey package including designs tailored for specific locations. 
  • Little maintenance required during long service life of 20 years or more.

Liquid Storage

Liquid storage

Liquid Storage


We offer a wide range of liquid storage solutions for industrial and agricultural applications. This includes the highly versatile pillow tank, a flexible tank that has standard or customized capacities between 1,000 and 800,000 litres to cover the entire spectrum of storage requirements.

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Flexible Tanks

  • Can be deployed quickly in challenging environments. 
  • Durable, tough and resilient and withstand temperature extremes. 
  • Designed for high abrasion, chemical and fuel resistance.
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Bund Liners

  • Reliable containment solution with flexible tanks for fuel spillages. 
  • Material meets British Defence Specifications (DGFVE.315A). 
  • Available in sizes to suit all operational requirements.

Contact Us

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Trelleborg Flexible Containment 

Unit 62, Touchet Hall Road,
Stakehill Industrial Park,
Middleton, Manchester M24 2RW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 161 653 5964
Fax: +44 161 643 0184
E-mail: tfcs@trelleborg.com

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