Absorbent materials should always be on hand in case something goes wrong. Leaking hazardous material containers or liquids leaking from machines are typical problems. This is where DENSORB® products come into play to quickly contain any danger in an emergency. Three types of absorbent materials are offered: universal, oil and special. It is important to always have enough absorbent materials in stock in case of emergency. DENIOS UK offers a wide range of absorbent materials, from mats to granules to emergency spill kits.
DENSORB spill kits and absorbent materials from DENIOS UK
Practical Guide to Absorbent Materials and spill kits
Absorbent materials should always be on hand in case something goes wrong. Leaking hazardous material containers or liquids leaking from machines are typical problems. This is where DENSORB® products come into play to quickly contain any danger in an emergency. Three types of absorbent materials are offered: universal, oil and special. It is important to always have enough absorbent materials in stock in case of emergency. DENIOS offers a wide range of absorbent materials, from mats to granules to emergency spill kits.
Would you like to learn more about the use of absorbent materials? Do you need help choosing suitable products? Or would you like to know what to do if a leak occurs? Our absorbent materials guide provides you with all the important information!
Learn everything you need to know about the use of absorbent materials - from practical tips for daily use to measures to take in the event of a leak.
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Equipped for all eventualities with DENSORB® absorbent materials
Being prepared for an emergency means having procedures and response equipment in place at all times. This is especially true when handling liquids that are hazardous to water and the environment, such as oils or chemicals. Things can easily go wrong in everyday tasks such as filling and dispensing, when a container is leaking, or during maintenance work on machines and systems. It is important to prevent even the smallest quantities from entering the environment. With the right absorbent material, you can do this and save money in the process.
What are absorbent materials?
Absorbent materials absorb spilled liquids, bind them in their structure and therefore make them easier to dispose of. Classic areas of use are in the manufacturing industry, or also in fire brigade and disaster control operations. Whenever oils, chemicals or other hazardous substances could endanger work safety, disrupt work processes or enter the environment, absorbent materials should be kept close at hand. With DENSORB®, DENIOS has put together a broad range of absorbent materials that meets all these applications. You can also get our emergency response spill kits which offer portable, quick access to the essentials.
What kinds of absorbent materials are there?
DENSORB® absorbent materials are available in Oil, Universal and Special variants. DENSORB® Oil is used for absorbing oils and other hydrocarbon-based liquids. Water is not absorbed, making DENSORB® Oil suitable for use on water. Alternatively, granules for oil absorption are available. DENSORB® Universal is suitable for absorbing coolants, solvents, emulsions and other non-aggressive liquid chemicals. For the absorption of acids and alkalis, use DENSORB® Special. The absorbent mats absorb aggressive chemicals and are particularly useful if you are not sure which substance has leaked.
What are absorbent materials made of?
All DENSORB® absorbent materials are available in the form of socks, cushions, mats and rolls (or all together in spill kits). Socks are suitable for containing liquids, cushions absorb larger quantities and rolls can be used to cover large areas. Mats can be used to collect spilled liquids quickly and easily. The absorbent and tear-resistant DENSORB® absorbent mats are made of polypropylene fibres and can absorb oils up to 16 times their own weight. Rolls and mats are covered with a low-lint or lint-free protective layer, depending on the design.
How does DENIOS help me choose?
Choosing the right absorbent material is quite easy. Our absorbent materials guide provides helpful answers to frequently asked questions. If in doubt, simply contact our expert advisors (01958 811 991). For industrial use, we have ready-filled emergency spill kits in our range that can be used immediately.
How safe is disposal?
Chemical and oil absorbent materials themselves do not pose a safety risk. However, absorbent mats take on the properties of the absorbed liquid. Used chemical and oil absorbents materials must be disposed of in accordance with statutory regulations. The liquid absorbed is the important factor. An absorbent mat contaminated with oil must therefore be treated in accordance with the oil disposal/used oil disposal regulations. Information on this can be obtained from the responsible offices (Water Authority, Environment Agency).
What do I need to consider when storing them?
Chemical and oil absorbent materials should be protected from long term exposure to UV and need to be kept dry. Temperature is not an important factor for storage as their melting temperature is 170° C. When these criteria are met, the absorbent materials may be stored for a long time.
Further guidance on absorbents and spill kits
Download our pdf guide to absorbents and emergency spill response. Find more details on which absorbents are best for each type of leak or spill. See the full range of protective equipment, spill response kits and absorbents for oil, chemical or universal spills.