Different kinds of Absorbent Platforms and what they are used for

Absorbents platforms are materials that will keep your workplace clean and safe. There are numerous types of absorbent platforms and it depends on the spill or mess that needs to be handled that will determine your choice of absorbent. They also come in various forms such as absorbent socks and pillows, spill mats and pads, industrial rugs and reusable absorbents.

 

Universal absorbents platforms

 

Universal absorbents are an absorbent solution usually utilized for all industrial and commercial spill control. They come in different configurations like absorbent mats, pads, pillows, rolls and booms. Universal absorbents are multipurpose that includes handling solvents, water, oil and other types of liquids. This helps in cleaning floors and the prevention of falling or slipping.

 

Oil absorbents

 

Oil absorbents repel water and are specifically for oil clean up. They can absorb oil without absorbing the water, making them perfect for oil clean up and containment on or near large bodies of water. They can be used indoors or outdoors. They’re available in different configurations like absorbent socks, sweeps, pads, booms, rolls and drip pans.

 

Absorbent socks

 

These can be used for a variety of solvents as well as for cleaning up spills on outdoor equipment and machine bases. Oil socks are used to absorb oil and to wrap machines to prevent spilling on the floor. There are different types of filler in socks. For instance, we have corn cob, cellulose, vermiculite and polypropylene.

 

Specialty absorbents

 

Neutralizers handle hazardous material spills, including caustics, acids, solvents and formaldehyde. Absorbent polymers solidify hydrocarbon or oil spills. Mercury spill kits provide safe cleanup and vapour suppression. They also come in wraps and mats.

 

Hazmat absorbents

 

Hazmat absorbents are ideal for chemical spills of bio-hazardous liquids in both industrial and commercial environments. They’re part of spill kits and are made available as mats, pads, socks, dikes and booms. They are used on land because they do not float in water. Hazmat absorbents also absorb water-based fluids like gas, hydraulic fluids, coolants, acetone, hexane and turpentine.

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