Meltblown

Poly Sorbents
PadsMixed Poly Sorbents

Polypropylene is the most widely used absorbent by industry today due to its lightweight, high absorbency and ease of acquisition. Polypropylene absorbents are configured into a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, and are deployed strategically to contain and adsorb accidental spills. We can help you choose the right absorbent for your specific situation.

Rocky Mountain Environmental distributes various grades of polypropylene absorbents including Meltblown, Sonic Bonded, Laminated and Fine Fiber:

Meltblown - The industry standard for spill response. Great value and sound performance. What these absorbents lack in durability they make up for in economy. 

Sonic Bonded -The same as Meltblown but sonically bonded for additional strength. use where more strength is required in a pad.

Laminated - Good durability and absorbent capacity. When in doubt choose these. Ideal around food processing, bench tops, and where  minimal "lint" is a concern.

Fine Fiber - The most durable of our absorbents. Mostly used indoors, for higher end leak maintenance problems. Large manufacturers and MRO applications. Meltblown core bonded between 2 sheets of fine fiber. 

Absorbent Products:

Pads - Used on water or land and will adsorb from 15 to 25 times their weight depending on variables such as temperature, viscosity and type of product spilled.

Socks - Used mostly around equipment which requires an absorbent that can bend and conform around things. A mainstay in our kits because of their ability to rapidly contain small spills. Use to redirect flow or contain a  spill from spreading.

Booms - Almost exclusively used for marine-based spills. Standard in 10' sections that rapidly clip together to form any length.  available in 5" and 8" diameter.  Used to contain water borne spills.

Pillows - Usually deployed under large leaks as they can hold sizable quantities of fluid. Because of this ability, they are found in all our spill kits.

Rolls - Used on bench tops, under leaking machinery or vehicles, on shorelines when spills reach land or as a general maintenance product that you can cut to any length you require.

Sweeps - these 19" wide x 100' long absorbents have a nylon webbing running the entire length at the top for additional strength and to allow responders to polish the water in the final steps of cleanup, removing the oil sheen from the surface.

Bilge Bugs - use in oil water separators, sumps, catch basins and bilges to adsorb collected oil. They are 5" diameter x 15" with loop on one end for tie-down and retrieval.

Industrial Rugs - Facilities use these long, wide and durable sorbent rolls to keep floors and outside areas clean.

Sorbent Selection - the chart below will assist you with some basic information to help you determine what your spill response needs are and will enable you to take the first step in ensuring a safe working environment and environmental responsibility.

 

Factors to consider:
What types of spills do I need to prepare for?
What types of liquids are used?
How much may spill?
Can I contain a spill?

Type
Colour Code

Chemical Absorbents

 

Universal Absorbents

 

Oil Absorbents

 
Acids Caustics Common
Fluids
Solvents Oils & Fuels
Land & Water

Sulfuric Acid 96%
Hydrochloric Acid 35%
Nitric Acid 71%
Phosphoric Acid 85%
Acetic Acid 95%
Hydrofluoric Acid 49%
Perchloric Acid 75%
Muriatic Acid

(Also oils)

Sodium Hydroxide (caustic soda)
Potassium Hydroxide (caustic potash)
Ammonia
Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)
Sodium Carbonate
Calcium Carbonate
Limewater

Coolants/
Antifreeze
Whitewater
Ethylene Glycol
Isopropanol
Ethanol
Formaldehyde
Methanol
Phenol
Pesticides
Bleach

(Also oils)

Methylene Chloride
Trichloroethane
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
Acetone
Benzene
Toluene
Xylene
Hexane
Cyclohexane
Turpentine
Varsol
Diethyl Ether
Ethyl Methyl Ether
Diethylamine
Ethanolamine
Tetrachloroethylene

Hydraulic Oil
Motor Oil
Gasoline
Diesel
Fuel Oil
Jet Fuel
Kerosene
Crude Oil
Transformer Oil
PCB's
Vegetable Oil
Transmission Fluid

 

**Note: In the product codes below, type is indicated by:  W = White, G = Grey, and Y = Yellow. These codes indicate the type of spill the product will absorb, in relation to the chart above. Product thickness is indicated by:  H = Heavy Weight (3/8"), M = Medium Weight (1/4") and S = Single Weight (3/16")**

Meltblown: 

WP-H - White Pad Meltblown 3/8" x 15" x 18", also available in Medium and Single weights
WR-H 144 - White Roll Meltblown 3/8" x 38" x 144'
WR-H 150 - White Roll Meltblown 3/8" x 30" x 150',
also available in Medium and Single weights
WR-H 150S - White Roll Meltblown Split 3/8" x 15" x 150', also available in Medium and Single weights

Sonic Bonded:

WPB-H - White Pad Bonded 3/8" x 15" x 18", also available in Medium and Single weights
WRB-H 150 - White Roll Bonded 3/8" x 30" x 150'
, also available in Medium and Single weights
WRB-H 150S - White Roll Bonded Split 3/16" x 15" x 150'
, also available in Medium and Single weights

All sizes and thicknesses of the white pads and rolls above are also available in Grey and Yellow.

Laminated:

WPL-H - White Pad Laminated 3/8" x 15" x 18", also available in Medium weight
WRL-H 150 - White Roll Laminated 3/8" x 30" x 150'
, also available in Medium weight
WRL-H 150S - White Roll Laminated Split 3/8" x 15" x 150'
, also available in Medium weight

All sizes and thicknesses of the white pads and rolls above are also available in Grey.

Socks, Drum Top Covers and Sweep:

WS-440 - White Sock 3" x 4' and WS-820 - White Sock 3" x 8'

Both sizes of socks above are also available in Grey and Yellow.

DRUM TOP-O - White 55 Gal. Drum Top Pad
DRUM TOP-U - Grey 55 Gal. Drum Top Pad
WSWEEP 100 - White Sweep Laminated, Folded 19" x 100'

Booms:

WBOOM-510 - White Boom Sock Net 5" x 10' and WBOOM-810 - White Boom Sock Net 8" x 10'

Both sizes of boom above are also available in Grey.

OBB - Bilge Bug 5" x 15"

Pillows:

WPILLOW-818 - White Pillow 8" x 18 and WPILLOW-1818 - White Pillow 18" x 18"

Both sizes of pillows above are also available in Grey and Yellow.

WPILLOW 10 - White Net Bag Pillow 6" x 16" x 21"

Industrial Mats:

RR-36 - Rag Rug, Universal 36" x 150' x 15 oz
RAIL-19 - Railroad Mat Roll Outside 19" x 100' (2/bag)
RAIL-57 - Railroad Mat Roll Inside 57" x 100'

 

For more information, please contact one of our specialists:

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