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Oil Absorbent Pads and Rolls

Oil Absorbent Pads, Mats and Rolls are... Oil Absorbent Pads, Mats and Rolls are made from fast-acting absorbents to quickly soak up Oil, Fuels and other Non Hazardous fluids. The white-coloured Hygro pads are made from Hydrophobic materials that absorb oil whilst repelling water, whereas the grey-coloured... ˅

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Keep dangerous oil spills in your workplace under control with our superb range of Oil Absorbent Pads and rolls made in Great Britain from the best quality materials. Our range of Oil Absorbent Pads will enable you to soak up oil spills quickly, safely, and at a great price.

These hydrophobic absorbents can absorb various hydrocarbons, including hydraulic oil, lubricating oils, engine oils, fuel, and other oil-based liquids. They are exceptional spill control products and great alternatives to some of the more expensive options on the market. Learn more about this range of oil spill-busting products, along with the different available types and how to choose the right ones for your needs.

Quick Buying Tips:

  • Choose white hydrophobic pads to soak up oil while repelling water.
  • Choose grey Evo pads to soak up oil and all other non-hazardous liquids.
  • Absorbent pads or mats are ideal for small to medium oil spills.
  • Rolls are ideal for tearing off small sheets or quickly absorbing large spills.
  • Absorbent socks or sausages should be used to contain spills, preventing further spread.

The Different Types of Oil Absorbent Pads

Managing oil and fuel spills requires using the right tools for different situations. Our range includes two primary types of oil absorbent pads: Hygro Hydrophobic Pads and Evo Universal Absorbent Pads.

Hygro Hydrophobic Oil Absorbent Pads

Hygro pads are designed to repel water while absorbing oil and other hydrocarbon-based liquids. These pads are perfect for situations where you need to soak up oil or fuels but not water. They are especially useful when oil spills are mixed with water, as they will absorb the oil without getting saturated with water. Hygro pads are ideal for outdoor use, such as vehicle maintenance.

Hygro Absorbents Range:

  • Colour: White
  • Typical Absorbency: 80 Litres per pack
  • Types Available: Pads (Pack size 100-200), Rolls, Drum Toppers
  • Ideal for: Absorbing oil-based liquids only
  • Best Seller: Hygro Oil and Fuel Absorbent Roll
Example of Hydrophobic Absorbent Pads in use

Evo Universal Absorbent Pads

Evo pads are made from 85% natural, recycled materials, making them an eco-friendly option. They absorb all non-corrosive liquids, including oils, solvents, and coolants. Manufactured in Great Britain, Evo pads have a lower carbon footprint and are more absorbent than polypropylene alternatives. Their triple-loft construction allows them to absorb up to 25% more oil.

Evo Universal Absorbents Range:

  • Colour: Grey
  • Typical Absorbency: 130 Litres per pack
  • Types Available: Pads (Pack size 100), Rolls, Boom Socks
  • Ideal for: Frequent spills of all non-corrosive liquids
  • Best Seller: Evo Boxed Universal Absorbent Pads
Grey EVO Oil Absorbent Pads

Where can Oil Pads and Rolls be used?

Oil absorbent pads and rolls have various applications across many industries and settings.


They are widely used in automotive garages and manufacturing plants to handle spills and leaks from machinery and vehicles. They can be great to keep in domestic garages where car maintenance or restoration takes place.


No manufacturing facility should be without provisions to soak up oil spills. Whether it's to tackle drips from machinery and forklift trucks or to contain accidental oil spills, using absorbent pads helps to maintain better safety and compliance with UK environmental legislation.

Marine and Environmental Agencies

In marine environments, they assist in containing and cleaning oil spills, proving essential in harbours, ships, and offshore platforms. Narrowboat owners will also find the hydrophobic pads useful for capturing vessel oil spills. Environmental agencies and cleanup crews employ these absorbent materials during accidental oil spills in rivers and oceans, where quick containment is vital.

Freight and Warehousing

Oil absorbent pads and rolls manage lubricant and fuel spills in the aviation and transportation industries. They are also used in warehouses, laboratories, and chemical processing plants where oils, solvents, and non-hazardous liquids are handled. Their adaptability and specific construction for different scenarios make oil absorbent pads and rolls indispensable for safety, compliance, and environmental stewardship across various sectors.

How to use Oil Absorbent Pads

Showing how to use Oil Absorbent pads

Absorbent pads are a simple and effective way to soak up oil and liquid spills in the workplace.

The pads are individual sheets of material which are ideal for smaller spills. Place as many of them as you need over the spill, and the absorbent fibres will begin soaking up the oil instantly.

The rolls are designed to offer greater flexibility, allowing users to tear off a very small piece to use on oil drips or larger pieces for bigger spills.

Our absorbent socks resemble sausage-like tubes and are stuffed with absorbent material. They should be placed around the edge of a spill to contain it and prevent further spreading. The oil absorbent pads can then be placed over the top to soak the oil.

Why You Should Choose First Mats for Your Oil Absorbent Pads

First Mats is a company that has built a reputation on quality and service while maintaining competitive price levels. You can rest assured that the Oil Absorbent Pads purchased from us will give you the best performance possible without costing a fortune.

We have thousands of fantastic reviews, rated 4.9/5 on average, illustrating our commitment to ensuring that our customers receive what they want promptly and effectively. If you need any advice or have any questions about oil absorbent pads and rolls or our other products, please don't hesitate to contact us with your queries.

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