Rubber Tank Lining is Our Specialty

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A rubber lining system is only as good as the installation, we’ve been rubber lining tanks for a long time. Our company has nearly 50 years of industry experience. We love putting our expertise to work, and our memberships and certifications (listed to the right), are indicators of our continued commitment to quality.

Abtrex Industries applies cost effective and durable rubber linings using the latest technology and industry standard best practices.

With the proper rubber lining, a tank or pipe can be fortified to withstand abrasive and corrosive service conditions. Rubber compounds are engineered for chemical resistance to protect your tanks from a variety of acids and oxidizing agents. Abtrex carefully considers temperature, chemical composition and concentration of the materials being conveyed to determine the best compound for your rubber tank lining application.

Abtrex is an approved applicator for Blair Rubber Company (Goodyear), Polycorp (B.F. Goodrich) and RubberSource (Uniroyal). All of our rubber linings are inspected per our ISO 9001:2008-certified quality management system and tested per ASTM standards.

We know that selecting the proper lining for your tank can be a complex process, so our sales representatives and friendly engineers will answer any questions you have and help you choose the right material for your rubber lined tanks or pipe.

Rubber Types


Soft Natural

This refers to natural rubber compounds usually in the range of 35 to 65 Shore A durometer hardness.

Semi-Hard Natural

A classification of rubber with a face stock in the range of 80 to 95 Shore A durometer. Semi-hard rubbers are normally backed with a soft rubber tie gum. The semi-hard face stock offers strong chemical resistance, while the soft rubber backing provides good adhesion.

Hard Natural (Ebonite)

Comprised of rubber compounds with a face stock that has sulfur content exceeding 40 parts and has a Shore A durometer rating of 100 or more.

Chlorobutyl

A derivative of butyl rubber containing about 1% chlorine with excellent impermeability to gases and good heat resistance. Hardness is typically in the range of 45 to 65 Shore A durometer.

Neoprene

Synthetic rubber produced by the polymerization of chloroprene with good resistance to oils, heat and caustic solutions. Shore A durometer range is between 35 and 80.

*Nitrile, Hypalon, EPDM, and custom formulations are also available.

Abtrex Memberships & Certifications

Typical Rubber Lining Applications

  • Hydrochloric & Phosphoric Acid Tanks
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Tanks
  • Clarifier/Thickener Tanks
  • Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Systems
  • Pumps & Pump Components
  • Hydrocyclones
  • Purification Vessels
  • Over-the-Road and Railroad Tankers
  • Ball Mills, Trommel Screens & Trunnion Liners
  • Hoppers & Chutes
  • Secondary Containment
  • Rake Arms & Agitators
  • Piping & Fittings

Why Abtrex?

  • AWS & ASME Qualified
  • 5 Decades of Growth and Experience
  • Turnkey Abilities
  • Proven Project Management Skills
  • Numerous Strategically Located Bases of Operation
  • 24 Hour Emergency Response
  • Commitment to Continual Improvement