Ultra-X-Tex

Ultra-X-Tex
Ultra-X-Tex

State-Of-The-Art, high performance sorbent and filter media.

The rolled fabric of Ultra-X-Tex is different than polypropylene in that it allows water to instantly filter through the material and pulls off the oil selectively as the material is hydrophilic.  Polypropylene repels the water and this can make it take longer for the oil to be readily absorbed in a surf environment where the oil is no longer a surface sheen, rather it is being broken up in the surf.

  • Produced from recycled synthetic fibers - Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, these materials are blended and processed into a lightweight fiber mass with enormous surface area and interstitial spaces creating a high performance sorbent and filter media.
  • Designed for use as a durable long lasting geo-textile and filter media.
  • Allows large volumes of water to pass through while sorbing liquid hydrocarbons, including petroleum, animal and vegetable oils.
  • Cost effective — absorbs an average of 20 times its own weight of liquid hydrocarbons.
  • Great for use in oil / water separators, stormwater and wastewater filtration systems and water "polishing" applications.
  • Ultra-X-Tex is a new and unique lipophilic media with a multitude of potential environmental applications.

Ultra-X-Tex is produced from recycled synthetic fibers. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, these fibers are blended and processed into a lightweight fiber mass with enormous surface area and interstitial spaces creating a high performance sorbent and filter media*. Our fiber blend is also utilized in our Ultra-X-Tex Rolled Fabric, designed for use as a durable long lasting geo-textile and filter media.

  • Because of Ultra-X-Tex’s selective affinity for lipophilic (“oil attracting”) it is very efficient in removing hydrocarbons from water.
  • Ultra-X-Tex excels as a spill removal media capable of sorbing liquid hydrocarbons, including petroleum, animal and vegetable oils onto its vast fiber mass surfaces and into process-created interstitial spaces.
  • When used as a filter medium, water passes freely, while adsorption of target hydrocarbons begins on contact. Ultra-X-Tex is extremely efficient due to the enormous lipophilic surface area of the altered fibers.
  • Ultra-X-Tex works well as a fibrous supporting matrix for other water conditioning materials such as selective zeolites, activated carbon, zero-valent iron filings, etc.  Ultra-X-Tex can be ‘conditioned’ to remove specific chemical compounds.
  • Ultra-X-Tex is cost effective in comparison to many conventional filtering media, adsorbing/absorbing an average of 20 times its own weight of liquid hydrocarbons.
  • Approximately 85-90 % of sorbed oils can be reclaimed from Ultra-X-Tex and the media reused.
  • In bench-scale testing, Ultra-X-Tex has shown promising results in filtering out emulsified oils and hydrocarbons out of a water stream.  This characteristic creates opportunities for the use of Ultra-X-Tex in oil/water separation applications and other hydrocarbon filter projects.
  • Ultra-X-Tex forms into cohesive mats or “wads” which can easily conform to various applications or filter devices.
  • Ultra-X-Tex is environmentally benign and user-friendly. It does not leach harmful substances into the environment and when incinerated produces minimal residue or ash.

Choose either the exceptional Ultra-X-Tex Bulk Fibers or our high performance Ultra-X-Tex Rolled Fabric for the same stellar performance and results.

Part #: 9310
Dimensions: Rolled Fabric, 60"W x 250'L(1,524 mm x 76 M)11 oz./sq. yd.
Weight: 125 lbs. (57 kg)

Part #: 9312
Dimensions: Bulk Fibers
Weight: 600 lb. bale (272 kg)

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