• Customer Questions: Which Oil Absorbent Should You Use
  • Andy B

    Andy Brunhuber is a Technical Services Specialist for New Pig. He assists customers with product- and regulatory-related questions and concerns. Andy graduated from Penn State University with a degree in environmental studies. In addition to assisting customers, Andy is also a product trainer for New Pig.

  • Robbysays:
    03/16/2017 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Is this material non-flammable, if not what is its flash point?

    • Karensays:
      03/23/2017 at 2:52 pm Reply

      Hi Robby,

      Most absorbents don’t have a flashpoint. However, absorbents do take on the characteristics of the liquids that they have absorbed, so when they are used to absorb a liquid with a low flashpoint, the spent absorbents should be handled with the same precautions.

      Polypropylene mats will not support combustion. They will start to get brittle at temperatures around 215°F and will melt when exposed to temperatures above 250°F.

      The fillers of some socks may support combustion. If the absorbent has a safety data sheet (SDS), check section 9 for information regarding physical and chemical properties of the absorbent.

      Hope this information helps!

      Thanks,
      Karen

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