Choose the Right Industrial Absorbents

Our easy to use Industrial Absorbents selection how to choose the right Absorbents are a large category of products which includes pads, rolls, pillows, socks or snakes, booms, mats, etc.

Choosing Based on type of Materials


absorbent polypropylene

Absorbent polypropylene offers you a great absorbency capacity relative to cost. It is lightweight and clean to handle. It holds together well and has virtually no problems with shelf life. Dispose of through high temperature incineration or appropriate landfill.

Organic Absorbents

Organic Absorbent

Sustainable cotton-based absorbents feature an extremely high absorbency rate. They are also very light and clean to use and can be land-farmed. Cotton-based absorbents are not as compact to transport as polypropylene however and are slightly more expensive.

Choosing Based on Type of Fluids Spilled

oil, fules & hydrocarbon based application

Oils, Fuels & Hydrocarbon Based Applications

When there is an oil or oil-based spills then the white Sorbents are the ones to use. White Sorbents also called as Oil Sorbents are hydrophobic in nature. They repel water and hence are a great choice for offshore based spill applications.

Hazardous chemical application

Aggressive, Unknown & Hazardous Chemical Applications

If you are handling aggressive or unknown chemical fluids, then the chemical Sorbents which are generally yellow or pink in colour are the ones to use.

Unbranded cardboard box

Coolants, Oils, Water and Solvent Based Applications

If you're likely to spill a mixture of liquids such as degreaser, water-based chemicals, coolants or small amounts of oils and fuels, then the grey general-purpose absorbents are most suitable. These Sorbents are hydrophilic in nature which makes them absorb water as well..

Choosing Based on Type Of Application

Choosing Based on Type of Construction

Meltblown construction

Non Bonded / Meltblown

In this construction the polypropylene fibres that are blown in one pass and do not feature any sonic bond points. This makes the fabric slightly more absorbent but it also makes the sheet less durable, and more prone to linting due to lack of sonic bond points.

spunbound meltblown

Spunbound - Meltblown (SM)

The Spunbound Meltblown construction like its name suggests is actually where we sonically attach a thin layer of 'no-lint' spun-bond material onto the top surface of the absorbent. This reduces the linting and considerably durability, which is important where foot traffic is concerned.

spunbound meltblown spunbound

Spunbound - Meltblown - Spunbound (SMS)

This construction features an absorbent core that is put between two non-linting, extra durable, spun-bond cover sheets. This variant is the best for strength and results in an absorbent which gives virtually no-linting at all. It is however a point of caution that foot traffic should be avoided due to its slippery construction.

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