PIG Loose Absorbents
If you need to clean up liquids from little cracks and crevices, or your premises has a “green product” policy, then our loose absorbents are perfect.
a) What are loose absorbents?
A loose absorbent is simply one not in a structured form, such as a mat, pillow, pad, sock or boom. You can use as few or as many of the granules as the job needs.
Both of our New Pig loose absorbents has a specific role.
For ‘green’ plants
Our PIG Dri Loose Absorbent is by-product of the paper-making process. Being 100% post-consumer recycled content, it’s ideal if your premises needs to use or wants to use green products. The fast-wicking cellulose-based kaolin granules soak up liquid the moment they touch it (unlike clay, which is simply coated with liquid) and their heavy consistency means you can use the granules outdoors because they don’t blow around.
For getting into little cracks
Our PIG Sheen Clean Loose Absorbent is perfect for getting the last of a spill out of small cracks and crevices on the floor, so it’s a good final step for spill clean-up. It also allows you to remove the slippery sheen residue left from spill clean-up. This means no dangerously sticky floors, so it’s great for OH&S by helping reduce slips and falls.
b) FAQs about loose absorbents
Q. I want to soak up a spill outside. Isn’t clay better because it’s heavy? I don't want it to blow everywhere.
A. Some businesses insist on using clay because they believe it’s cheaper. While it might be cheaper to initially buy, it actually ends up costing you more on several fronts (time, resources, disposal) because it’s just not an effective absorbent. (See our FAQ page for more detail on why clay is not great to use as an absorbent.) So short answer: no, clay is not better. Happily though, our PIG Dri Loose Absorbent has a heavy consistency like clay, but unlike clay it’s highly absorbent. Best of both worlds!
Q. Will staff be faced with breathing in particles though in using these loose absorbents?
A. No. The PIG Dri Loose Absorbent is silica-free so doesn’t pose the health hazards associated with breathing in clay dust. (Another great reason not to use clay.) Our PIG Sheen Clean Loose Absorbent is made of perlite, and is specially formulated to minimise dust. Both are light-weight, so they’re easier than clay to carry and use without injury. (Again, better than clay!)
Q. What can I absorb with loose absorbents?
A. Both absorb and retain coolants, oils, water and solvents, while the PIG Sheen Clean Loose Absorbent will also absorb and hold paint among other viscous liquids.
Q. How do I get rid of the PIG Dri Loose Absorbent after clean up, say if I’ve used it outside?
A. Quite easily: you can simply incinerate it to reduce waste or for fuels blending. The great thing about our PIG Sheen Clean Loose Absorbent is that being highly absorbent, you use less and save on disposal costs.
If you have any questions about loose absorbents, call us on 1800 HOT HOG (468 464) or contact us online. Many customers also find our “let’s talk” feature great for queries. You can also check out our blog and general FAQs (including for more detail on why clay is not great to use as an absorbent). You may find this blog on choosing an absorbent helpful, too.