PIG Universal Absorbent Pillows & Pans
Far from sleeping on the job, our high-capacity pillows deliver the absorbency you need when the job requires something more than a mat.
PIG Universal Absorbent Pillows and PIG Universal Absorbent Pans absorb most common industrial liquids, such as oils, water, solvents and coolants. They are not recommended for corrosive liquids such as acids and bases.
a) What are universal absorbent pillows & pans?
- PIG Universal Absorbent Pillows (large and small) are a great way to catch persistent drips and leaks in small spaces (they’re quite compact) and for adding absorbency in the case of spill response.
- The low-profile PIG Absorbent Drip Pan is perfect to trap leaks from drum faucets, spigots and flanges.
- The PIG Absorbent Pillow-In-A-Pan combination is the ideal way to keep runoff from a fully saturated pillow off the floor.
b) FAQs for universal absorbent pillows & pans
Q. Are pillows better than mats? Or mats better than pillows?
A. Neither. Pillows and mats have different uses. Just like their universal mat counterparts, PIG Universal Absorbent Pillows are designed to soak up coolants, oils, water and solvents. The difference is their capacity. Whereas a PIG Absorbent Heavy-Weight Mat Pad can absorb up to 833ml (and a light-weight one 416ml), a large PIG Absorbent Pillow can absorb up to 7.5 litres, while the small one can absorb up to 1.9 litres.
Q. When would I use the Pillow-In-A-Pan combo?
A. With their large surface areas, high capacities and fast-wicking fillers that quickly soak up liquids, PIG Universal Absorbent Pillows are highly absorbent. The Pillow-In-A-Pan combo is the ideal way to keep any excess from a fully soaked pillow off your floor.
Q. What about the drip pan, when would I use that?
A. The PIG Absorbent Drip Pan is the ultimate way to keep annoying drips from drum faucets, spigots and flanges off your floors, so they’re safe and clean. It’s 76mm low profile fits neatly in place and can absorb up to 2.8 litres. The black pan is made from high-density polypropylene, while the filler and grey cover are both made from polypropylene.
Q. My company has a preference for environmentally friendly processes and products; how “green” are the pans and pillows?
A. The New PIG Absorbent Drip Pan, PIG Absorbent Pillows and the Pillow-In-A-Pan combo are all constructed from environmentally conscious materials. The filler in both the Pillow-In-A-Pan combo and absorbent drip pan is made from 98% pre-consumer recycled polypropylene, while the pillows are made from a 99% mixture of pre and post-consumer recycled cellulose.
Q. How tough and long-lasting are the pans and pillows?
A. The polypropylene skin on the pillows resists tearing and holds in liquid, even when they’re saturated, while the cellulose filler is highly absorbent so you can easily use it long-term for general upkeep or in cleaning up big spills.
Q. How do I know drips won’t splash off the cover of the PIG Absorbent Drip Pan and make a mess anyway?
A. The drip pan has a soft polypropylene cover, so it catches drips without any splash; the highly absorbent polypropylene filler then stops the drips from spilling out.
Q. How do I dispose of used pillows?
A. After using the pillows, you can incinerate them to reduce waste or for fuels blending.
PIG Universal Absorbent Pillows, PIG Universal Absorbent Drip Pans and the PIG Universal Absorbent Pillow-In-A- Pan combo are perfect when you need universal high-capacity absorbency beyond a universal mat.
If you have any questions about universal 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. You may find this blog on choosing an absorbent helpful.