Business owners may want their companies to run “like a well_oiled machine,” but when the oil spills into places it’s not wanted, that’s a crisis. Not only do oil and water not mix; we can’t live without water, though increasingly, many people feel we can’t live without oil, either.
The controversy reached epic proportions in 2016 with protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, more commonly referred to as Standing Rock, in acknowledgement of the Native American reservation that brought a petition against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to halt construction.
Impact Absorbents understands the critical nature of oil spill clean up, and has developed a number of pioneering products to ensure our waterways remain pristine:
- Booms for Boomers. If you’re one of the 76-million strong Baby Boom cohort, you may be drawn to our XSORB Select Oil Absorbent Booms, which remove all petroleum-based products in the marine environment, including waterways, holding ponds, boating areas, contaminated barrels, sumps, and more, leaving clean water behind. Constructed of two oil absorbent socks for added absorption, and rope, netting and hooks for easy deployment and disposal, these booms are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and licensed as an oil spill cleanup agent by the California Department of Fish and Game.
- The Right Kind of Padding. Some people pad their resumes; others pad shoes that pinch. But Coldform Bonded Oil Absorbent Pads boldly go where no spill containment pads have gone before: into oil spills that require immediate action. Earth friendly and better than Meltblown Poly, ColdForm Bonded Heavyweight Oil Absorbent Pads are made from natural, renewable fibers that are up to 40 percent more absorbent than polypropylene. And they require just one-third the amount of energy to produce!
- This Duck Is No Quack. FiberDuck Oil Absorbent Socks are ducks that fit the bill and never need to be fed. They’re perfect for cleaning up small oil spills on land or in water, rapidly absorbing hydrocarbons such as crude oil, diesel oil and gasoline. FiberDuck socks are also designed to contain spills around machine bases. Made from highly absorbent hydrophobic fiber, they’ll float indefinitely. Their durable polypropylene skin is also UV-, chemical- and tear-resistant.
So go ahead, run your business like a well-oiled machine. And when you need help preventing oil spills from doing damage, rely on Impact Absorbents for the appropriate oil spill clean up solution.