Need help selecting the correct absorbent?


Did you know there are different absorbents for different spills?

Choosing the right type for your operational application – whether Offshore marine usage or Onshore service support - can make a difference when it comes to effective spill control.

Types of absorbent


Oil Only absorbents are oleophillic (oil attracting) and hydrophobic (water repellent). Perfect both for general hydrocarbon clean-up operations and at removing oil from the surface of water as they will not sink, even when fully saturated.  

Colour: white

ENV100 M 


General purpose absorbents, suitable for most liquid spills including coolants, solvents, oil and emulsified hydrocarbons. Will absorb water and aqueous solutions.

Colour: grey

 GP100 M


Chemically inert and surfactant treated, designed for hazardous chemical spill clean-up and will not react with aggressive fluids.

Colour: green

 UN100 E

Note: Maintenance and Hazardous Absorbents are not suitable for using to absorb on oil water as they will absorb both the oil and water and will sink when saturated.

If you need any help in choosing the right type of absorbent for your spill control requirements or you would like advice on how much and what type of format is best, please don't hesitate to contact us.