Applications

Airport Bird Control
Hollow & Water filled Plastic Ball Covers for Airports, Bird Control Foreign Object Damage costs the airline industry millions of dollars each year – objects on the ground can burst tires and bird strikes in the air damage engines, wings and fuselage. This combined with the significant risk to human life make FOD a serious issue.
Airport Bird Control
Hollow & Water filled Plastic Ball Covers for Airports, Bird Control Foreign Object Damage costs the airline industry millions of dollars each year – objects on the ground can burst tires and bird strikes in the air damage engines, wings and fuselage. This combined with the significant risk to human life make FOD a serious issue.
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Wildlife Protection
Waterfowl can be kept away from leach ponds through the use of ECC Bird Deterrent Plastic Ball. In gold mining applications, heap leach pregnant solution ponds must be covered to prevent waterfowl fatalities. The conventional solution has been netting, which is expensive to maintain, is regularly damaged by winter storms and fails to camouflage the liquid surface from the air. By floating a layer of ECC Bird Deterrent Plastic Ball on the surface, the liquid is camouflaged and birds fail to see the ponds. The balls rise and fall with changing liquid levels and easily accommodate objects such as floating pump barges.
Wildlife Protection
Waterfowl can be kept away from leach ponds through the use of ECC Bird Deterrent Plastic Ball. In gold mining applications, heap leach pregnant solution ponds must be covered to prevent waterfowl fatalities. The conventional solution has been netting, which is expensive to maintain, is regularly damaged by winter storms and fails to camouflage the liquid surface from the air. By floating a layer of ECC Bird Deterrent Plastic Ball on the surface, the liquid is camouflaged and birds fail to see the ponds. The balls rise and fall with changing liquid levels and easily accommodate objects such as floating pump barges.
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Municipal Waste Water
Waterfowl fatalities and process fouling in municipal and industrial ponds can be prevented by covering ponds with a Floating Plastic Ball Cover system. Two main problems associated with birds and waste water are process fouling resulting from increased organic accumulations, and wildlife fatalities from toxic process wastewater.
Waterfowl fatalities and process fouling in municipal and industrial ponds can be prevented by covering ponds with a Floating Plastic Ball Cover system. Two main problems associated with birds and waste water are process fouling resulting from increased organic accumulations, and wildlife fatalities from toxic process wastewater.
Municipal Waste Water
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Who uses our Products?

For many industrial applications, ECC provides not just a plastic ball, but a solution to a problem. Most of our successful installations have resulted from working closely with customers, sharing our ideas and experience and tailoring a solution to meet their specific requirements.

Contact us with your specific problem and we will work with you to find a customized solution.

Find out more about how our products have solved a problem for our customers by reading the stories in the links below.

Additional Uses

In addition to the uses we’ve written about in the articles provided above, ECC manufactures plastic balls are perfect for:

Aerosol Spray Cans
ESB precision balls are used as agitators in the containers that disperse the fluids evenly.

Ball Valves
ESB manufactures a diverse line of solid plastic balls used in valves designed to promote multiple configurations, sizes, materials & cracking pressures. Options & applications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • HDPE, Polypropylene, PTFE, PC & Nylon materials
  • NSF & FDA approved materials available
  • Air, Vacuum, Water, Beverage, Chemical, & Ozone applications

Lightweight Check Valves
ESB supplies the precision balls that are an intricate part of the check valves. The valve employs a free moving ball, which unseats to permit flow in one direction, but seals against a seat to prevent backflow.

Vent Valves
ESB supplies the precision balls used in many appliances. Dishwasher is just one example of many uses in the appliance industry.

Overflow Valves
ESB supplies precision solid plastic balls for washing machine over flow protection valves. Many other industries can use these precision plastic balls in ball-valve applications for protection against over flows.

Office Furniture
ESB precision balls are used in bearings and free flow slides / drawer slides for many items in both office and household furniture.

Transfer Units
ESB produces balls that are used in transfer units which allow unit loads to be pushed, turned and steered with ease.