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Absorbent Definitions and Word Search

Posted by Rick on 21 November 2014
Absorbent Definitions and Word Search

Try your hand at the above word search and learn about our range of absorbents at the same time.  Warning:  This is not for the faint hearted...

Words to find:

Absorbent - Something that absorbs (for instance our pads, booms, mini-booms etc.)... capable of absorbing spills

Argyle Commercial - Australia's Leading Supplier of Spill Response and Environmental Protection Products

Bilge Boom - Put in the bilge of your boat (or in any enclosed place) to absorb oils

Bio-Remediate - This is often done to spill sites, using absorbents with oil eating microbes these nice oil eating microbes eat the absorbed oils to break down and remediate the spill

Coir - Commonly confused with singing, this is actually a highly absorbent loose fibre product

Granules - Although people hold a lot of affection for them, no, it's not your grandma... absorbent granules are the loose absorbents which are applied to spilt liquids

Hydrophobic - Our oil-only pads have no affinity with water in fact water is so scared of our oil-only pads that it gets repelled

Kitty Litter - Absorbent granules, kitty litter, dry absorbent... they are all granular absorbents

Lo-Lint - Sick of fibrous absorbents?  Try our lo-lint absorbent pads

Marine Boom - Used to respond to oil spills on water, you can join these booms together into any continuous length and it will absorb the... HEY PRESTO, IT'S GONE!

Mineral - Our mineral absorbent (a fossilised sea sponge) is highly absorbent, and will absorb up to five times as much as regular clay based absorbent granules

Mini-Boom - Although they don't make a sound, the effect they have at a spill reverberates.  Super absorbent and easy to use, these absorbent mini-booms are long (1.2 and 2.4m) and skinny (75mm), hence they're often known as absorbent snakes (and warning:  ours have a bite)...

Oil - What people spill, what our absorbents absorb - simple.  Or for a complicated meaning:  any of a large class of substances typically unctuous, viscous, combustible, liquid at ordinary temperatures, and soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water: used for anointing, perfuming, lubricating, illuminating, heating, etc. (ref. Dictionary.com)

Peat - Used as an absorbent, absorbent peat is one of our most popular selling products

Pillow - You're probably getting a bit tired of this sick definitions, but these are actually used for absorbing liquids, especially those drips and continuous leaks

Polypropylene - Our mini-booms, pads, rolls, pillows and marine booms are all made using the highest quality polypropylene absorbents

Spill Kit - Stores absorbents you will find spill kits in bag and wheelie bin configurations wherever you find chemicals or oils

SpillBoss - Simply the best brand of absorbents available on the market.  Be the boss: take on the spill head on


This blog post is intended as a guide only, and should not be relied upon as professional and/or legal advice.  Argyle Commercial will not be held liable for any damages or losses caused by using information provided in this post as a basis for any decision where any such damages or losses may result.

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