Steel tanks found in industrial environments often contain aggressive chemicals that cause corrosion and compromise the integrity of the structure, potentially leading to collapse. To prevent this dangerous and costly problem, tanks are lined with a highly chemically resistant coating meant to protect the underlying steel from corrosive attack. Madewell® Products Corporation manufactures superior epoxy and novolac vinyl ester products that are ideally suited as tank linings for most chemical immersion applications.

Product Detail Sheets:

  • Mainstay® DS-5 Epoxy Coating (144 KB) is a workhorse, 100% solids, ultra high build (125 mils) corrosion barrier used to line steel and concrete tanks. This product is primarily used where a mixture of chemicals, such as industrial wastewater, dilute acids, some solvents, and alkaline materials are contained.
  • Mainstay DS-5-S (142 KB) is also a 100% solids epoxy coating applied at up to 40 mils in a single coat, primarily for steel tanks containing the same chemicals.
  • Mainstay 714 (150 KB) is a flake glass filled, novolac vinyl ester coating that provides corrosion protection of concrete and steel in aggressive industrial environments. This product has resistance to a wide variety of chemicals, including many acids, most alkalis, and various solvents. Mainstay 714 is suitable for immersion as a tank lining as well as for splash, spill, and fume exposure.

Man standing inside of an open digester tank after restorationRecommended For:

Steel structures in industrial environments, such as:

  • Tanks
  • Trenches
  • Sumps
  • Floors
  • Clarifiers
  • Scrubbers
  • Digesters
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Chemical processing plants

Advantages of Mainstay Tank Linings:

  • Low cost alternative to replacing steel structures
  • Provide superior chemical resistance
  • Suitable for immersion as well as splash, spill, and fume exposure
  • Prevent corrosion of the underlying steel
  • Prevent unnecessary maintenence costs and shutdown procedures to repair corroded steel structures
  • Strongly adhere to steel surfaces