So you’ve got an oily mess and you want to use the best oil absorbents to clean it up. What do you do? Head straight for PIG Oil Absorbents! You have options depending on your situation: PIG Universal Mat, PIG Oil Absorbent Filter Mats, PIG Oil-Only Absorbent Mat, PIG Stat-Mat and PIG Oil-Only UV-Resistant Mat.
Choose PIG Universal Mat for Most Applications that Require Absorbing Oil
If you’re only going to stock one mat, PIG Universal Mat is the one to stock. It soaks up just about any liquid it comes into contact with, and it’s a great solution for absorbing oil around leaky machinery and other indoor cleanups. But, because it also absorbs water, it’s not our most efficient mat for applications on water or in the rain.
Choose PIG Oil Absorbent Filter Mats to Prevent Stormwater Pollution Outdoors
An effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) starts with the basics: keeping oil out of waterways. When it rains, this can be a real challenge. Rainwater can carry leaks and drips of oil into storm drains, which can be a major violation of the EPA’s Clean Water Act. So how do you remove oil from water? Oil Absorbent Filter Mats absorb and retain oily sheen and let clean water pass through — so dangerous hydrocarbons can’t make their way down a drain or into our waterways. Our pads, rolls, strips and towels are UV-resistant and built for outdoor use, even in the rain: surround storm drains, catch oily outflow or remove sheens to stay in compliance and keep pollutants on lockdown.
Choose PIG Oil-Only Absorbent Mat for Skimming or Cleanups Where Water is Present
When you just need to absorb oil, want to repel water and have no challenging conditions to deal with, PIG Oil-Only Absorbent Mat gets the job done — affordably and efficiently. It comes in white, which makes absorbed oil easier to see and draws attention to machine leaks; brown, which hides grime, so the mat can stay on the job longer; and the exclusive Ham-O, which actually makes grime invisible. And, well, it just looks cool.
Choose PIG Stat-Mat for Absorbing Flammables
Suppose things are a little more complicated. You have fuel spills or solvent to clean up in an area where an electrostatic discharge would be a very bad thing. For flammable oil-based liquids, we recommend PIG Stat-Mat. While our standard oil-only mats are intended to absorb nonflammable oil-based liquids, PIG Stat-Mat is treated with a static-dissipative solution to reduce static charge. This lessens the chance of fire when absorbing flammable oil-based liquids like jet fuel, diesel and gasoline. We even package PIG Stat-Mat in an antistatic bag to reduce the static charge even more.
Choose PIG Oil-Only UV-Resistant Mat for Extended Outdoor Use
Let’s say you have an outdoor installation where you need oil-absorbent mats that are long-lasting, weather-durable and won’t disintegrate into dust from sun exposure. Standard oil-only mats work well outdoors but could degrade after weeks of direct sunlight. PIG Oil-Only UV-Resistant Mat is what you want. These absorbent mats are designed to withstand 12 months of direct sunlight. That’s 12 hours per day, every day of the year for 12 months, without absorbing a single drop of water or degrading a bit. PIG Oil-Only UV-Resistant Mats are perfect for hard-to-reach, outdoor locations where mat change-outs are harder to do.