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Our Product Technologies

How to select a technology that's best suited for the job

ESP has an enviable record of producing market leading, high performance products and new technologies. All our products, where applicable, are fully tested to both BSI and US ASTM standards, so that when we make claims about our products you know they are accurate or statistically correct.

We have invested heavily in research, development and quality control, which have paid off handsomely with a unique range of products that are manufactured to consistently high quality levels.

We can also develop and offer customised products. If you have identified a unique requirement for a specialised absorbent, simply call us to discuss your needs.

Man-made polypropylene fibre absorbents

  • made with 100% polypropylene
  • good strength and durability
  • good absorbency rates
  • high-tech manufacturing process
  • Oil only is the best choice for recovering oil-based spills on bodies of water
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Meltblown Oil only

Meltblown Oil only is the best to use where a large amount of water contains some oil. Some industry sector examples are offshore oil and gas rigs, harbours, and shipping. Also ponds and lakes are ideally suited.

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Meltblown Maintenance

Meltblown Maintenance is best used inside where high heat is present and almost zero lint is required. Avoid using with water-based liquids such as modern cutting fluids etc.

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Meltblown Chemical

Meltblown Chemical does identically the same job as Meltblown Maintenance, but is manufactured with high visibility yellow pigment added. This really is the only choice when dealing with aggressive or unknown chemicals.

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Our production method for meltblown creates very fine fibres of a consistent size which, when combined with high loft, gives our meltblown adsorbents excellent performance and durability. Rigorous quality control guarantees and maintains consistently high quality levels.

Natural cellulose fibre absorbents

Coldform2TM Oil only pads

Coldform2TM Oil only

Coldform2TM Oil only is the most environmentally responsible when compared to all the other technologies, as it is primarily cellulose based. Not only are the fibres made from post-industrial scrap, uniquely they feature up to 25% recycled bed scrap content too. Coldform2TM will absorb small amounts of water along with the oils. This is a wonderful absorbent for everyday land based use. However don't use it where vast amounts of water are present or you expect the absorbent to stay outside for extended periods.

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Coldform2TM Maintenance pads

Coldform2TM Maintenance

Coldform2TM Maintenance is the most environmentally friendly absorbent material when compared to all other technologies because it is primarily cellulose based. Not only are the fibres made from post industrial scrap, they have up to 25% recycled bed scrap content too. Coldform2TM out absorbs most meltblown, by a big margin, when absorbing water-based fluids in an indoor environment.

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  • Made from natural fibres
  • Provides good traction or slip resistance
  • Perforation on pads and rolls for easy use
  • The industry's most complete sustainable range of absorbents
  • Very soft and laminated
Made from renewable resources & recylable

Recycled synthetic fibre absorbents

AirmatrixTM Maintenance pads

AirmatrixTM Oil only

AirmatrixTM Oil only only available in a Single Lamination construction. AirmatrixTM Single Lamination is a very low-linting, strong and pliable sorbent. It features a high-recycled content from fibres that are synthetic based.

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UltracleanTM Maintenance pads

UltracleanTM Maintenance

UltracleanTM Maintenance Single Lamination Poly-backed is the top performer of all our absorbent technologies and features a high-recycled content from fibres that are synthetic based. The poly-backed lamination prevents a spill from contaminating the surface beneath. UltracleanTM Single Lamination contains high quantities of SpillLockTM.

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  • Made with recycled synthetic fibres
  • Good strength and durability
  • Very high absorbency rates
  • High chemical resistance
  • Poly-backing is low slip
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Bottle containing spillLock fibres turning contents into a gel film strip

SpillLockTM increases a fibre's absorbency by up to 150 times

SpillLockTM truly is an exceptional advancement in absorbent technology. It's a result of science bringing us entire new classes of materials. The future is very exciting, and new materials will dramatically change our industry over the next decade.

SpillLockTM is a very small diameter fibre, which absorbs 150 times its own weight in water. We carefully mix a small percentage into the products containing SpillLockTM and the result is a transformed high performance absorbent.

The more SpillLockTM, the higher the absorbency (Water wick has almost 30%!).

The sequence of shots shows just how powerful a small amount of these fibres is.

Products that feature SpillLockTM
  • UltracleanTM Maintenance Poly-backed Laminated pads and rolls
  • Coldform2TM Maintenance Drum Tops
  • Many of our wick products feature SpillLockTM
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SpillLockTM logo
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Super Absorbent Flake socks


Similar to the new material science featured in SpillLockTM, our Super Absorbent Flake sock is yet another example of the continuing evolution of material science and its impact on our industry.

Super Absorbent Flake socks absorb huge amounts of water-based liquids such as cutting oils. Their most impressive quality is that they can handle virtually all liquids and are classed as a Chemical absorbent. They have a strong spun-bond cover and are available in both Maintenance and Chemical types.

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Super Absorbent Flake sock is our recommendation for containing aggressive or unknown spills
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