Small leaks or spills can pose significant liabilities, but utilizing sorbents can swiftly and effectively contain and clean them up before they escalate. These sorbents, typically composed of polypropylene, are available in three main categories: Universal, designed for water-based and oil-based chemicals; Oil-Only, ideal for absorbing floating hydrocarbons on water surfaces; and HazMat, formulated explicitly for aggressive and caustic chemicals.
Small leaks or spills are more than housekeeping issues; they are a liability. And sorbents are an effective way to quickly contain and clean-up these accidents before they become problems.
Typically made of polypropylene, sorbents are commonly offered for three different groups.
Universal for both water-based and oil-based chemicals
Oil-Only for use on water to absorb floating hydrocarbons
HazMat for aggressive, caustic chemicals
DENSORB Sorbents are renowned for their exceptional absorbency capabilities. While sorbents were previously considered a commodity with similar performance levels, advancements in manufacturing techniques have led to the development of higher-quality sorbents, such as Fine Fiber Sorbents. These innovative sorbents offer superior absorbency and performance compared to traditional options.
Compared to traditional coarse fiber sorbents, Fine Fiber Sorbents feature a tightly woven net comprising eight layers of sorbent material. This design results in a highly durable and superior-performing sorbent that excels in absorption and chemical retention. Fine Fiber Sorbents are resistant to ripping and tearing, absorbing up to 16 times their weight and effectively minimizing leakage.
DENSORB Fine Fiber Sorbents also come pre-packed in Emergency Spill Kits. These kits come in various spill capacities and feature a mix of sorbent products designed to help you react quickly, efficiently, and effectively to spills ranging from a few ounces to many gallons.
Fine Fiber Sorbents
Oil absorbents: As the name suggests, these absorbents are for hydrocarbon-based liquids such as petrol, diesel and lubricants. Oil absorbents do not filter or demulsify a solution. They do not absorb water but you can apply them in or to water with ease. This type of absorbent is available as DENSORB Absorbent Granules, which absorb oil spillage.
Universal absorbents: Universal absorbents such as DENSORB Absorbent Rolls are ideal for absorbing cooling, solvents, emulsions and non-corrosive liquids and chemicals. Some of these absorbents contain cellulose, which means that they will react when they come into contact with oxidizing or corrosive liquids. Therefore, it is important that you check the composition and not use certain products with liquid chemicals that can react with the absorbent material.
Special absorbents: DENIOS also has special absorbents designed for corrosive liquid chemicals such as acids and alkali. For example, you can use DENSORB Absorbent Socks in circumstances when the liquid is unknown and you fear that it is aggressive in nature.