Understanding Absorbents

Power Poly Sorbents Manufactured with Fine Fibre MPB

How Sorbents Work


- liquid "adheres" to the surface of and between the fibers
- Polypropylene meltblown fabrics


- liquid penetrates the fiber and is retained both in between and inside the fibers
- Pulp based fabrics

Premium Fine Fiber Sorbents

Smaller fibers increase void space

- Increase liquid holding capacity
- Promotes greater liquid rentention

Multiple layer sorbents hold together better

- Easier clean-up / less lint
- Increases horizontal wicking to fully utilize the full pad

Fine Fiber vs. Course Fiber

Course Fiber Microstructure

- Lose fiber struture
- Widely variable fiber size

Fine Fiber Microstructure

- Greater fiber density
- More uniform capillary structure

Oil / Liquid Holding Capacity

Meltblown Sorbents

- Liquid is retained between fibers - not absorbed inside the fibers

Function of total surface area of fibers
Fine Fiber VS. Coarse Fiber

Vertical Wicking

Smaller capillary structure draws liquid to along fiber axis for better liquid distribution and retention

- Spills spread to more of the pad

Vertical Wicking

Multi-bank vs. Single Bank

Superior Strength

- Phone books vs. single sheet

Multi-bank material distributes the liquid horizontally better than single bank material

- Uses more of the pad
- Keeps the floor cleaner
- Retains liquid better
- More effective on spills

Mulit-bank VS Single-bank

Durable vs. Linty surface

Why durable surface meltblown is better:

- Easy clean-up
- Neat & clean look
- Resists falling apart better
- Holds together better when wet

Premium Fine Fiber Sorbents

Superior Product Design

- Fine Fiber promotes better liquid dispersion
- Smaller capillary structure retains liquid better
- Multi-bank construction improves horizontal wicking while providing superior tear strength
- Durable surface makes clean-up of spills easy with less lint left behind

Results in a cleaner floor after use!