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Chemical Absorbent Pads and Rolls

Chemical Absorbent Pads and Rolls are specially designed to soak up spills of chemicals, acids and alkalis without breaking down. Choose from a wide range of single or double-weight absorbent pads, quick-tearing rolls or absorbent socks to safely contain and absorb chemical spills. - Click to learn more about Chemical Absorbent Pads and Rolls

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Reduce the danger of hazardous chemical spills with our specially designed absorbent pads and rolls. We stock a range of fast-acting absorbents which can work with various chemicals, acids and alkalis to help you contain a spill quickly and safely.

Our chemical absorbent pads are perfect for smaller spillages, making them ideal for use around workstations where users can grab them quickly before a spill becomes dangerous. Our rolls are much better solutions for larger spills, where the affected area exceeds about a square metre.

Our spill control products will ensure you can absorb chemicals quickly and efficiently regardless of the environment or spillage situation.

British Made Chemical Absorbent Pads

Our Chemical Absorbent Pads are proudly made in Great Britain to the same high standards by which we make all our spill control materials. Constructed from bonded sheets of absorbent fibres, they allow for maximum absorbance at a relatively low cost.

Our chemical absorbent pads and rolls are easily distinguished from our other products by their signature bright yellow appearance. So it will be easy to quickly deploy them when the time comes without any confusion over which type of pad to use for which kind of spillage.

When Should You Use Chemical Absorbent Pads?

Our chemical absorbent pads and rolls can be used on various spillages, including acids and alkalis, as well as most solvents and other strong chemicals. They offer a solution for quick and safe clean-up of potentially harmful and hazardous materials that most other absorbent pads cannot handle. It makes them an excellent solution for industrial environments where water and oil are not the only fluids that could potentially leak or be spilt.

What Absorbent Pad and Roll Types are Available?

When dealing with chemical spills, it's crucial to have the right tools at hand. At First Mats, we offer a diverse range of absorbent materials designed to effectively contain and absorb chemical liquids. Here are the three primary types of absorbent pads and rolls that we provide:

  1. Absorbent Pads:
    • Single-Weight Pads: These are our cost-effective option, absorbing up to 0.5 litres of chemical liquids per pad. They are placed directly on top of a spill and work rapidly to soak up the liquids.
    • Double-Weight Pads: Our double-weight pads are a top choice for those needing more substantial absorption. These pads are the most effective, absorbing up to 1 litre of chemical liquids per pad.
  2. Absorbent Rolls: Absorbent Rolls function much like the pads but offer the convenience of being in a roll form. This design allows users to tear off small pieces of absorbent material as needed, providing flexibility and reducing waste when an entire pad isn't required. Whether dealing with minor or extensive spills, these rolls offer the same efficient absorption as the pads but with added adaptability.
  3. Absorbent Socks (Sausages): When containment is as crucial as absorption, Absorbent Socks, also known as sausages, are the perfect solution. These are designed to be placed around a spill, preventing further spread and acting as a barrier. Along with containment, the socks also contain absorbent materials, working in conjunction with pads and rolls to soak up chemicals.

By selecting the right combination of these products, you can create a tailored solution for your specific chemical spill control needs. Whether you require quick absorption with pads, flexible containment with rolls, or a combination approach with our absorbent socks, First Mats has the quality products you need to manage chemical spills effectively and safely.

Choose First Mats for Your Chemical Clean-Up

All of our chemical absorbents are made with our customer's requirements in mind, and we emphasise quality at both the production level and the customer service stage. We have a 4.9-star rating on Trustpilot with hundreds of reviews, making First Mats a reliable source for any absorbent pad needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team, and we can help advise you on what kind of absorbent pads or rolls will best suit your working environment.



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