Secondary Containment

Canadian Tarpaulin Manufacturing offers secondary containment liners to fit any of your containment needs. With specialized materials we offer the best protection against almost any fluid that may require containment.

Chemicals PPL-24 XR-5 PVC
Diesel Fuel A A C
Gasoline A B C
JP-4 A A C
Salt Water A A C
Crude Oil A A C
Methol Alcohol A A C
Naptha A A C
60% Sod. Hydroxide A A C
50% Phosphoric Acid A A A
Fluid has little or no effect – A
Minor to moderate effect – B
Severe Effect – C
** Testing was done at room temperature 73°F



  • Secondary-Containment---Resources---Oil-&-Gas---Secondary-Containmnet-Description-imageXR-5 has been used by engineers worldwide for over 30 years to provide the best protection against acids, oils, methane, and alkalis.  XR-5 is the highest strength and most chemically resistant geomembrane on the market. XR-5’s base fabric is polyester and is a 40mil/38oz. material. XR-5 is a flexible product and allows movement.

Polyethylene (PPL)/Polypropylene (PP)

  • Reinforced Polyethylene varies in weight from 12mil to 40mil depending on durability required for the job.
  • Reinforced Polypropylene can be ordered in weights from 36mil – 45mil.


  • PVC is offered in a variety of weights ranging from 9oz. – 28oz. and is more malleable than PPL for jobs where flexibility is required.
Qualities PPL – 12 PPL – 40 PP – 45 PVC XR-5
Base Material Polyethylene Polyethylene Polypropylene Polyester Polyester
Weight 5.8oz./yd2 18.5oz./yd2 N/A 18oz./yd2 38oz./yd2
Thickness 12 Mil 40 Mil 45 Mil N/A 40 Mil
Grab Tensile Strength Warp – 205lbs
Weft – 140lbs
Warp – 670lbs
Weft – 650lbs
250lbs 470lbs 550lbs
Hydrostatic Resistance 130 PSI 685 PSI 450 PSI 686 PSI 800 PSI
Puncture Resistance 76lbs 347lbs 125lbs N/A 275lbs
Low Temp. Cold Crack -85°F -85°F -50°F -60°F -30°F
UV Resistance 90% Retained strength after 2000hrs 90% Retained strength after 2000hrs >12,000 hrs N/A >8,000 hrs