With the arrival of cooler weather there’s a lot to look forward to: holidays and football games, for example. This means more time on the road, even with spiraling gas prices. And considering we’re in more of a hurry than ever to get where we’re going, it’s not surprising that there are also more accidents and engine breakdowns, which can mean not only a delayed trip and injuries, but a hazardous road situation.
That’s when “emergency” leaps from the television screen to become a real-life experience. Tow trucks, hazmat response teams, fire departments and police are some of the emergency responders who often face highway spill clean up. Fortunately they also have tremendous support from XSORB’s own emergency response product team, which acts like a football superstar, expertly blocking and tackling oil spills. While the tow truck is responding to a vehicle rollover, hazmat specialists can prevent fluids from running into a nearby creek or lake with FiberDuck Oil Absorbent Booms and FiberLink Universal Booms, which immediately create a barrier to stop any oil spill, especially on water. FiberDuck Oil Absorbent Booms will float indefinitely, even when fully saturated, quickly absorbing hydrocarbons such as crude oil, diesel oil and gasoline. They can also be used on the roadway to prevent hazardous fluids from escaping into storm drains. Both products are crafted of durable, UV-resistant material with tough outer netting that resists snags and debris while remaining flexible. Even better: emergency response teams can easily connect rope, snap-hooks and rings for continuous containment. Emergency teams will also want to carry bags of XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent and XSORB EDGE Aggressive Absorbent, two additional non-toxic spill clean up resources for a wide range of clean up needs. Both XSORB Outdoor and XSORB EDGE handle tough oil and grease spills and the heavier EDGE formula is effective for windy fall conditions, leaving roadway surfaces completely dry and non-slippery.