Polyurethanes in the Mining Industry - Pacific Urethanes

Mining Industry

Pacific Urethanes polyurethane formulations are used in the protection of:

  • Metal Walls, Floors and Roof Decks

  • Steel Structures

  • Rail Carts and Wear Protection

  • Sludge Processing/Slurry Tanks, Clarifiers and Pipelines

  • Silos, Chutes, Hoppers, Classifier and Shaker Screens

  • Roller and Belt Protection

  • Truck and Equipment Bed Liners

  • Evaporation Pit and Earthen Containment Liners

  • Interior and Exterior Protection of Steel and Concrete Tanks

  • Above and Below Ground – Pipe and Tank Encapsulation

  • Secondary Containment Liners for Spill Protection

  • Evaporation Pit

  • Earthen Containment Liners

  • Non-Skid and Corrosion Resistant Flooring, Walls and Roof

Mining is a fundamental part of the Australian economy, with varying levels of risks and requirements associated with each individual site. Because of the complexity of these sites, the right materials and experts must be carefully selected to ensure the mines are running at the optimal levels of safety and efficiency.

Pacific Urethanes’ team of industry experts have many years of experience supplying polyurethane to a number of industries, mining among them. They are experts of their craft and with our team of brilliant chemists, can quickly find the solution to any problem your site may have.

To discuss your next project or for more information on the use of polyurethanes in the mining industry, please contact us using the information below.

Phone: +61 3 8779 0100 (request for Specification Support)
eMail: specifypacific@pacificurethanes.com

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High Performance | Corrosion Resistant | Abrasion Resistant | Waterproofing | Long-Term Asset Protection

Polyurethane solutions provides flexible, durable, unbroken membranes across an extensive range of water, chemical and abrasive environments.

Polyurethane is a highly versatile polymer, formed by the combination of two chemicals, polyol and isocyanate. Being able to mix the ratios of these chemicals, plus the addition of catalysts, is what makes polyurethane so versatile.

What really makes polyurethane stand out though, are its properties given this versatility. This is what makes polyurethane an unparalleled choice when considering both safety and efficiency for your mining site.




The Challenge

The project required the construction of seven carbon‐in‐leach tanks. The challenge for Pacific Urethanes was to deliver the following polyurethane system which would

  • Utilise a lining system that resists a highly abrasive and corrosive chemical environment
  • Allow for a quick turn around and start-up of the plant. The lining of the tanks was one of the last contracts of the project in the construction phase
  • Provide long term protection of the structure


Pacific Urethanes are proud partners of Polycoat Products, and as such are in the optimal position to provide your site with the best systems available. With our formulation and application expertise, combined with Polycoats’ exceptional product range, we can offer the correct solution for any problem.

Polycoat Products – A New Partner for Pacific Urethanes

Polycoat Products has been a leading manufacturer of customised, high performance Polyurea and Polyurethane coatings for over three decades. Their strong leadership, pioneering technology and innovation has resulted in many of the patented coating applications you see in the market today. With their strong R & D, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and quality control procedures, they produce a wide variety of proprietary single-plural component, aromaticaliphatic polyurea-polyurethane (PU-PUR) coatings designed to protect and waterproof many different types of substrates running the gamut of harsh environmental and service conditions.

Tuffshield® HAR

The TuffShield® HAR is a revolutionary high wear resistant specialty polyurea which is a 100% solid, flexible, two component, high-performance-spray elastomer. TuffShield® HAR offers exceptional performance in tensile strength, high-tear, high-chemical and impact resistance in severely demanding applications against abrasion.


Polycoat Staingard is a series of products offering the benefits of polyaspartic polyurea technology. These coatings have properties that include superior colour and gloss retention, with low VOCs and odour.

Polyeuro® 5502F

A state-of-the-art, high performance, spray applied pure polyurea elastomer. Polyeuro® 5502F has been successfully used on coating and lining projects within the Australian and New Zealand Markets. It provides a flexible, tough, resilient monolithic membrane across a vast array of water, chemical and abrasive environments. Polyeuro® 5502F is approved as a potable water lining as per ANSI / NSF 61 and AS/NZS 4020:2018 Standards.

Polyeuro® 1050H

Polyurethane spray coatings are typically used as a coating or liner in slurry tanks, water tanks, secondary containment and waste-water management applications. Polyeuro® 1050H is ANSI / NSF-61 and AS/NZS 4020:2018 approved for direct contact with potable water

Polyprime® 21

Polyprime® 21 is a two-component, high solids, liquid applied, epoxy-polyamine primer with unique penetrating characteristics. Polyprime® 21 is ANSI/ NSF 61 and AS/NZS 4020:2018 approved providing confidence that all products used are suitable for direct contact with potable water.

Polyeuro® MPL11

Polyeuro® MPL series is a high pressure, hybrid polyurea system for general purpose use in waterproofing and other industrial and maintenance applications.