First-generation absorbents -- such as clay-based kitty litter -- are still
widely used to manage spills in the workplace. But newer products made from
polypropylene and polyester offer several advantages over their predecessors.
The evolution of absorbent products and the "new breed" that has been developed
in the past five years are discussed in an article in the July issue of
Occupational Health & Safety magazine.
These new absorbents incorporate the latest innovations in textile production,
improving strength, reusability, disposability and economic issues associated
with traditional absorbents. Plus, polyester absorbents have added benefits
that can be helpful for specific applications. Polyester is resistant to most
acids and has a high melting point, making it ideal for cleaning up hazardous
spills in high-temperature environments.
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