SpillFix, an industrial organic absorbent, is made from a byproduct of the coconut called coir,...
SpillFix, an industrial organic absorbent, is made from a byproduct of the coconut called coir, which is an organic, renewable resource that is non-carcinogenic, contains no chemicals and is silica free. When compared to clay-based absorbents, SpillFix clients need 80 per cent less product to clean up spills in less than half the time, says the manufacturer. SpillFix is dust-free, non-abrasive and there is no after residue, which is often left with heavy, sticky clay or absorbent pads, and it can be reused to clean up more than one spill. SpillFix is also landfill safe — it has been tested to United States Environmental Protection Agency Leachate standards — providing lower disposal costs than other absorbent products with no environmental impact. It is biologically stable and free of harmful silica dust, and it absorbs hydrocarbon spills by encapsulating the liquid and trapping it inside its hollow channel structure. Used SpillFix that has absorbed hydrocarbons can be used as a fuel source in energy producing incinerators.