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Absorbents

8 Essential Reasons why Spill Absorbents make sense for your business. Starting with environmental protection and ending with benefiting your bottom line - legal compliance, worker safety, asset protection, reputation management, operational continuity, and overall sustainability build a solid case in the middle.

Choose from Maintenance, Oil Only & Chemical Absorbents in Rolls, Pads, Socks, Pillows & Booms or see our comprehensive range of readymade spill kits and spill stations for even more options.

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Maintenance, Oil only or Chemical Absorbents

Which type of absorbent product do I need? 

Maintenance or 'Universal' Absorbents 

The rule of thumb is to use maintenance absorbents indoors to absorb and retain both oil and water-based substances, such as coolants, solvents, hydraulic oil, cooking oils and foodstuffs. Maintenance absorbents are available in a comprehensive range of formats and sizes and distinguished from other absorbents by their grey colour. 

Oil-only Absorbents 

Oil-only absorbents are 'hydrophobic' and will not absorb a single drop of water! This makes them ideal for absorbing and retaining oil spillages and is particularly effective outdoors. Hydrophobic absorbents will float on water, even when fully saturated with oil allowing easy pick up and disposal. Oil-only absorbents can be identified by their white colour. 

Chemical Absorbents 

Chemical absorbents are bright yellow in colour to provide a clear visual warning when aggressive fluids such as acids, caustics or unknown substances need to be cleaned up. Chemical spills can be extremely hazardous and should not be cleaned up without appropriate training and selection of the correct personal protective equipment (PPE).  

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