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Our Product Technologies

How to select a technology that's best suited for the job

ESP have an proven track record of producing market leading, high performance products and new technologies. All our products where applicable are fully tested to US ASTM standards, so that when we make claims about our products you know they are accurate or statistically correct.

We've invested heavily in research, development and quality control. This has paid off handsomely with a unique range of products that are manufactured to consistently high quality standards.

We can also develop and offer customised spill control solutions. If you've perhaps identified a unique requirement for a specialized absorbent, simply call us to discuss your requirements.

Man-made polypropylene fiber absorbents

  • made with 100% polypropylene
  • high-tech manufacturing process
  • great chemical resistance
  • good absorbency rates
  • Oil only is the best choice for recovering oil-based spills on bodies of water
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Meltblown Oil only

Meltblown Oil-only; is the best to use where vast amounts of water contains some oil. Locations like; off shore oil and gas rigs, harbors, and ships. Also ponds and lakes are ideally suited.

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Meltblown Universal

Meltblown Universal; is best used inside and will absorb both oil- and water-based fluids. Commonly used around facility areas near liquid storage or universal.

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Meltblown Chemical

Meltblown Chemical does the same job as Meltblown Universal, but is manufactured with bright yellow pigment added to aid visibility. This really is the only choice when dealing with aggressive or unknown chemicals.

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Our production method for meltblown creates very fine fibers of a consistent size which, when combined with high loft, gives our meltblown sorbents excellent performance and durability. Rigorous quality control guarantees and maintains consistently high quality levels.

Natural cellulose fiber absorbents

Coldform2TM Universal pads

Coldform2™ Universal

Coldform2™ Universal; is the best absorbent choice when absorbing aqueous or water based spills. For example it is exceptionally effective at absorbing siliconized antifreeze. Most modern lubricants are water-based so are particularly suitable for absorption using this technology.

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Coldform2TM Oil only pads

Coldform2™ Oil only

Coldform2™ Oil only; made from 100% raw unprocessed US cotton. Its natural water repellent properties have been boosted with our proprietary additives. We recommend this absorbent for any type of indoor use where just oil-based fluids need to be recovered.

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  • Made from natural fibers
  • Provides good traction or slip resistance
  • Universal Coldform2™ is the best choice for recovering water-based spills
  • The industry's most complete sustainable range of absorbents
  • Very soft and drapable. Comes in single laminated, double laminated, and fine fiber constructions
Made from renewable resources & recylable

Recycled synthetic fiber absorbents

UltracleanTM Universal pads

Ultraclean™ Universal

Ultraclean™ Universal Single Lamination Poly-backed is the top performer of all our Universal absorbent technologies. The poly-backed lamination prevents a spill from contaminating the surface beneath. Ultraclean™ Single Lamination Poly-backed contains high quantities of SpillLock™. Ultraclean™ is also available in a double laminated construction without the poly-backing. The poly-backed version is particularly suited to food processing environments where cleanliness is of the utmost importance.

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AirmatrixTM Universal pads

Airmatrix™ Oil only, Universal, and Chemical

Airmatrix™ Oil-only, Universal and Chemical are available in a Single Lamination construction. Airmatrix™ single Lamination is a very low-linting, strong and pliable sorbent. It features a high-recycled content from fibers that are synthetic based. This absorbent is perfect for outdoor applications that require a flexible and durable solution such as wrapping around pipe work or molding to uneven surfaces.

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  • Made with recycled synthetic fibers
  • Good strength and durability
  • Very high absorbency rates
  • When applicable Poly-backing is low slip
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Bottle containing spillLock fibers turning contents into a gel film strip

SpillLockTM fibers absorb up to 150 times their own weight!

SpillLockTM truly is an exceptional advancement in absorbent technology. It's a result of science bringing us entire new classes of materials. The future is very exciting, and new materials will dramatically change our industry over the next decade.

SpillLock™ is a very small diameter fiber which absorbs 150 times its own weight in water. We carefully mix a small percentage into the products containing SpillLock™ and the result is a transformed high performance absorbent. The more SpillLock™, the higher the absorbency ESP's water wick has almost 30%! The following sequence of shots shows just how powerful a small amount of these fibers are.

Products that feature SpillLockTM
  • UltracleanTM Universal Poly-backed, and double Laminated pads and rolls Coldform2™ double laminated and fine fiber pads and rolls
  • Many of our wick products feature SpillLockTM
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Super Absorbent Flake

Before the introduction of super absorbent flake the only 'super absorbent' choice was polyacrylate (also known as diaper fill). Polyacrylate mixed with pulp fill has two major drawbacks; it is a very hazardous substance for the workforce who make the absorbents, and it also becomes extremely slippery and seeps out of the outer containing fabric resulting in a huge slip hazard when wet. For these reasons ESP US was not prepared to use this substance in any of our products.

Super Absorbent Flake is a new product technology and has many benefits. First and foremost it is completely inert and not harmful, secondly it absorbs and holds liquids without any of the slippery or leaking gel problems. Another excellent feature of this new technology is that because it is inert the flake is able to absorb most hazardous chemicals. So not only is Super Absorbent Flake the world's first super absorbent for chemicals, it also out performs more traditional Universal and Chemical sock and pillow absorption rates by up to 50%!

Super Absorbent Flake socks absorb huge amounts of water-based liquids such as solvents, hazardous chemicals, and every day spills such as milk or juice. Their most impressive quality is that they can soak up and retain virtually all liquids and are classed as a Chemical absorbent. They have a strong spun-bond cover and are available in both Universal and Chemical types.

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Super Absorbent Flake socks are our recommendation for containing and recovering aggressive or unknown spills
super absorbent flake socks are available in Chemical super absorbent flake socks are available in Universal

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