Green Stuff Absorbent
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Green Stuff Absorbent is a hazardous material adsorbent which was originally developed by the Smithers-Oasis Company in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in the 1990s and distributed by automotive chemical manufacturer Berryman Products (Arlington, Texas).
It is currently produced by D2L Products in Colleyville, Texas and Smithers-Oasis Central Europe GmbH in Grünstadt, Germany. Sales and distribution for the European and Asian market are administrated by the RAW Handel und Beratungs GmbH in Freiburg, Germany.
The Universal Absorbent Concentrate is made from a dark green phenolic resin compound; no components of this product are listed as a carcinogen. One cubic foot (28,000cc) weighs just over twelve pounds (5 kg) and can absorb up to fifteen times its own weight. It can be safely landfilled or incinerated. Each pound (.5 kg) of material contains the potential for about thirteen thousand B.T.U. of energy, making it useful as a fuel blender. Though non-toxic, the product is non-biodegradable. It is approved for disposal at most hazardous waste sites due to its lack of toxicity.
Due to its low weight and the correspondent susceptibility to wind forces, the adsorbent is used for a variety of applications in indoor areas. But the product also excels in outdoor applications, when it is necessary to absorb pasty, i.e. “thick” substances such as resins, paints, adhesives, etc. It is intended for industrial use by the automotive, aviation, pharmaceutical, healthcare and printing industries as well as for hazardous materials absorption/adsorption in firefighting and military applications.
The Liquids may be solidified with Green Stuff Absorbent for use in kiln operations (residual content of ashes of 0,2%). It is rated for use with over 300 different liquid and chemical spills including gasoline, diesel fuel, water, antifreeze, motor oil, paint, grease, ink, coatings, acids, corrosives, and solvents. Green Stuff Absorbent is unusual in that it can fully absorb synthetic motor oil.
The material is not recommended for use with cyanide-based plating solutions, decomposable peroxides, and highly concentrated nitric acid. It is unaffected by turpentine, vegetable oil, and hydrofluoric acid.