Encapsulated Floatations

Encapsulated Floatations

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Unprotected foam floatation billets can negatively impact the environment and wildlife. Foam can be damaged by debris, sunlight and chemicals. Rodents and other creatures like to nest in foam, causing heavy further breakdown. The foam can also absorb water over time making docks heavier and less buoyant. Unencapsulated floats are now prohibited in many areas and clean-up efforts of water bodies has shown that a large percentage of the debris collected is often foam. In fact, a recent clean-up at one lake in particular found that foam chunks made up at least 90% of the 170 tons of trash collected.


LINE-X Protective Coatings sprayed over EPS (extruded closed cell foam) offered a multi-faceted solution to the environmental and maintenance issues presented by unencapsulated forma. The direct encapsulation means no voids exist which can trap water and reduce buoyancy.


Floats can be constructed to any size or shape and LINE-X recreational coatings provide a seamless monolithic membrane. LINE-X also provides abrasion, impact and chemical resistance and does not support organic growth.


The LINE-X encapsulated billets at the docks have been in place for 12-months of the year, over three years and have experienced no problems or concerns with the application.

ACT: Canberra

Canberra, ACT, Australia

NSW: Emu Plains

15 Smith Street Emu Plains, NSW, Australia 2750

NSW: Hunter Valley

Unit 2, Building B, Lot 2/387, New England Hwy, Rutherford NSW 2320

NT: Darwin

1140 McMillans Rd Knuckey Lagoon, NT 0828

QLD: Geebung

113 Granite Street Geebung, QLD, 4034 Australia

SA: Kilburn

428 Churchill Road Kilburn, SA, 5084 Australia

SA: Lonsdale

4/1 Liston Road Lonsdale SA 5160

VIC: Pakenham

16 Bormar Dr, Pakenham VIC 3810

VIC: Somerton

10 Transport Drive Somerton VIC, 3062 AUS

WA: Bunbury

15 Yookson Rd Picton WA 6229 Australia

WA: Kelmscott

51-57 Brant Road Kelmscott, WA, 6111 Australia

WA: Perth

10 Cowcher Place Belmont WA, 6104

WA: Wangara

6B Baretta Road, Wangara WA 6065