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Sorbent Selection

Cleanup and Removal of Oil, Industrial Fluids and Water

Buffalo Polypropylene Sorbents are the most effective way to handle cleanup and removal of oil, industrial fluids and water. There’s a variety of sorbents available:

If a particular product is not listed, we can special order the item for you.


Sorbents Available

  • Pads
  • Rolls
  • Booms
  • Socks
  • Pillows
  • Drum Top Pads
  • Sweeps
  • Spill Kits

Fast Facts About Sorbents

  • Oil-Only: (WHITE) Absorb oil-based fluids such as motor oil and hydraulic and transmission fluid. Won’t absorb water.
  • Universal: (GRAY) Absorb all oil- and water-based fluids, including paint, solvents, and acids.
  • Hazmat: (YELLOW) Universal, absorb all oil-and water-based fluids of aggressive, caustic and unknown chemicals. Bright yellow indicates ˝caution˝.
  • Pads: Economical, easy to apply and pick up after spills.
  • Rolls: Best for large spills and high traffic areas.
  • Booms & Socks: For spill containment on water and land, or around drains and equipment.
  • Meltblown: Random-direction strands without lamination or bonding. Most economical sorbent.
  • Lamination: Produces a no-lint sorbent, best used on rough and/or irregular surfaces.
  • Sonic Bonding: Spot-bonded layers for strength and durability.
  • Fine Fiber: Near no-lint and very absorbent.

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Universal Sorbent Pads: bonded, laminated, perfed


Oil-Only Sorbent Pads: melt blown


Universal Sorbent Sock: 10 foot length


Oil Only Sorbent Sock: 10 foot length