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Man-made polypropylene fibre adsorbents

Meltblown is the term used for polypropylene sorbents. Polypropylene resin (which is plastic) is melted then ‘blown’ as very fine fibres into a mat that can be cut into individual pads or rolled up. Meltblown is best used for recovering aggressive spills or leaks and for recovering oil-based spills on land and especially on large bodies of water.

Learn more about the different sorbent types here

One-Ply Meltblown

This construction is made by simply blowing the desired weight in one procedure and then passing of the sorbent through sonic heads. These sonic heads bond the fibres together at small points, (the area covered by these bond points is approximately 5% of the pad so it only offers limited effectiveness at lint control). This construction does however make the sorbent a little stronger.