Containment Boom Brochure


ACME Floating Containment Boom is manufactured from a variety of extremely durable, flexible, thermoplastic fabrics.  The fabrics are dielectrically sealed to form enclosures for flotation logs and for the galvanized chain ballast that also serves as a tension member. A skirt that extends below the surface of the water provides a flexible floating barrier. We know firsthand how crucial a quick turnaround is for spill response. Time means money, environmental impact, and lost productivity. ACME’s Eastman cutting machine cuts fabric faster and more precisely, enabling us to turn around orders for boom even more quickly.


          Flotation Diameters

          Skirt Lengths

          Chain Ballast Sizes

          Fabric Types

          Top tension Cable Sizes and Types

          End Couplers


Cover everything from small bodies of water

where no prevailing winds or currents will

prevent removal, to large lakes, bays, or

harbors, where winds create significant waves,

and where there are currents and tidal flows.


Used in open waters, such as large lakes, bays,

harbors or ocean environments.  Top cable is

recommended when several hundred feet are

deployed, and 3/8″ chain ballast is

recommended when tidal flows or current exist.


A permanent floating oil spill barrier specially

designed and built for long-term service, and is

used at fuel docks, offshore platforms, shipyards,

refinery terminals, cargo terminals, dry docks, ferry terminals and marinas.

ACME Floating Containment Boom can be manufactured in a variety of fabrics and weights (22 oz., 24 oz., or 30 oz. urethanes).  ACME recommends using Poly couplers with the SuperMini Boom; Aluminum ASTM “Z” or slide couplers are recommended for all other ACME containment booms.  Top tension cable is available for all ACME containment boo except Super-Mini Boom.