(Looks like small pebbles…)
(Looks like small rocks made of clay…)
Mineral and Clay-Based
Mineral absorbents have been popular for decades. Not because they work well, but because there was no better alternative. They are dusty, messy, have to be mined, are potentially carcinogenic and flat do not work as well as SpillVak. Check out the video below to see exactly what we’re talking about! SpillVak significantly outperforms mineral-based absorbents.
Clay-based absorbents have been used even longer than mineral-based absorbents and they work just as poorly. In this video, we do a weight-to-weight (3oz) comparison between SpillVak and the most popular clay-based absorbent on the market. Take a look and determine for yourself which works better.
We’ve had requests for a combined version of the two videos above…so…you’re welcome. Watch below.
(a.k.a. Not all coconut is created equally.)
We caught some flack for doing a weight-to-weight comparison between SpillVak and the above absorbents. To set the record straight, the below video shows that clay and mineral absorbents don’t hold a candle to SpillVak in a volume-to-volume comparison either.
Many people ask us what makes SpillVak different from other coconut-based absorbents. The answer is waaay nerdy and comes down to the chemical and physical properties of the coconut itself. In a nutshell (no pun intended), not all coconut is created equally, just like not all apples are created equally. In fact, comparing coconut absorbents is not an apples-to-apples comparison…as you’ll in these next two videos. The first one compares SpillVak to other coconut absorbents using Antifreeze, a low viscosity fluid. The second uses automatic transmission fluid (ATF).
…and for the second video. This one shows how SpillVak outperforms other coconut-based absorbents on a higher viscosity fluid (automative transmission fluid.)
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Miscellaneous, Important stuff!
Your employees are lifting significantly less weight with SpillVak
Strip Mining for an absorbent? There is a better way.
SpillVak Cleans Tools!
*2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.
Now, make no mistake, we know in many cases that mining is the only way to access minerals that are important to life on this planet. We appreciate all of the hours of hard work and toil that miners across the globe put into their job and the value that they provide economies throughout the world.
But when there are other sources that pose no health risk, are better for the environment and do not scar the landscape, now that’s something we can get behind.
Let’s look back at this mine and compare it to one of the places from which we can source the raw material that becomes SpillVak. Removing our material from its source actually beautifies some of the most breathtaking views on earth, like this one.
Strip mining, on the other hand, is how the raw material that makes up mineral and clay-based absorbents are made available there is quite a difference in these processes.
Our customers are always surprised to learn that SpillVak is more than just the best fluid absorbent known to man, but that it also cleans tools.
Kevin, who oversees production, always keeps SpillVak fluid absorbent strategically located throughout the facility, so that the production team can clean their tools if they are working on a piece of equipment that just so happens to leak.
In this video, we demonstrate how our team would clean their tools if a fluid of some kind does come into contact with them. It’s really just a matter of putting the tools in a container of SpillVak, letting it do its thing, pulling the tool out of the container and getting back to the job at hand.
Some fluids/greases take a little more work, but a nice stiff-bristle brush can take care of that pretty easily or just leaving the tools in the container of SpillVak over night works with most fluids as well. We’d love to hear what application for which you use this #onetoughsucker!