Best Oil Absorbent Mats for Industry [VIDEO]
In this video, you will learn about the most commonly misused floor mat for absorbing oil on your production floor. Discover the characteristics (absorbency, pile, base, durability, etc.) of choosing the best oil-absorbing mat for walkways in manufacturing plants.
The right floor mat in the right location can make a HUGE difference in preventing slips and falls.
One of the most commonly misused floor mats on the production floor is the walk mat. While walk mats work well in a lobby, they do not provide the best protection in a manufacturing environment. Here’s why.
First, walk mats have a nylon pile which is not ideal for a heavy soil environment such as your production floor. Second, walk mats have a rubber cleat base designed for use on carpeting. This can create a gap for fluid to seep under. Third, walk mats were designed to collect snow, rain, and light dirt, not industrial process fluids.
Unike walk mats, SlipBusters® provide better protection against slips and falls for the people on your production floor. Here’s why.
First, SlipBusters® have an absorbent cotton pile which is 2X more absorbent than nylon walk mats. SlipBusters® have a thicker, oil-resistant rubber base with a flat surface. This helps prevent oil from seeping under the mat. Finally, SlipBusters® are industrial strength and designed for a manufacturing environment. The yellow striping enhances visibility and safety.
In summary, Both walk mats and SlipBusters® can be highly effective when used in the right environment and can ultimately save you thousands in floor protection and workers’ compensation claims.
What Manufacturers Say about SlipBusters®
Eliminated 30,000 pounds of waste oil absorbents to landfill
The service is great and always a quick response time with any help or questions. We’ve added SlipBusters® to different departments, which helped a lot with slippery surfaces. We eliminate on average, 30,000 pounds of waste oil absorbents going to landfill annually.
Key component to our source reduction strategies.
SorbIts® floor absorbents have held up much better than anticipated. We found that we were spending less time sweeping floors and more time pushing finished goods out of the door without jeopardizing employee safety. We have incorporated the use of SorbIts® floor mats as a key component to our source reduction strategies.
Customer service is outstanding!
We were looking for a quick, efficient way to keep our shop clean and safe. ITU AbsorbTech seemed to have good solutions containing our oil spills and prevention materials to avoid issues in the future. ITU AbsorbTech was able to provide solutions to our oily/slippery floors. Our employees are now safer on the job because of those measures.
Customer service is outstanding! Dan does a great job of reacting to our needs. It’s been a great working relationship.
Exacto’s experience using ITU AbsorbTech has been nothing but great.
Exacto’s experience using ITU AbsorbTech has been nothing but great. The company has saved money using their washable rags and by using carpet mats throughout the shop saving us money on floor and carpet cleaning. Their service and friendly staff are always there to help. We look forward to working with ITU in the future. Thanks, Carl.
Helped reduce slips and falls in a very oily area of the plant.
Previously, we were purchasing and disposing of disposable absorbent matting as needed. Challenges included appearance of soiled matting as well as cost to purchase and dispose of material plus consumption of natural resources.
What we like about ITU AbsorbTech’s program is the wonderful customer care and service. Reductions in product purchased as well as product disposal has helped us to meet and ISO14001 goal and contributed to our recycling achievements.
Rob is hard working and friendly. Production technicians are comfortable talking to him and are continuously asking him to bring more stuff. He’s very knowledgeable about ITU AbsorbTech’s products and suggests solutions to issues he sees on the floor. He also helps me get billing issues resolved. HE ROCKS!
The program helped reduce slips and falls in a very oily area of the plant (press department) with SorbIts® and SlipBusters®. In just six pick-ups we recycled 1859 lbs. of product. In addition, the number of barrels of waste oil absorbent was reduced by 70% for the first quarter this year compared to last year. We also reduced the number of linear feet of absorbent purchased by 42% in the same time period.
I would recommend at a minimum to conduct trials of the program, they are free and essential to get buy-in from floor associates and management.
The mats lowered our waste output and helped keep the press a lot cleaner.
We have been using the mats for years under the press units to catch excess water, ink and oil from leaking in the lower level of the press room. Before we used newsprint wrappers which left a mess and proper disposal was an issue. The mats lowered our waste output and helped keep the press a lot cleaner. This also lined up with the political climate of Madison being the progressive environmentally friendly city.
SorbIts® perform as advertised.
SorbIts® perform as advertised. SlipBusters™ absorb the oils, antifreeze, etc. from the shop and make sure these fluids are not kept on shoes and creating a slip hazard.
ITU AbsorbTech representatives provide terrific attention and timeliness to my needs. Matt always goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service. They provide a waste reduction certificate that we display for our environmental audits from Logan Township.
I suggest and encourage anyone to experience the program and the outstanding service behind it.
Always meets or exceeds our expectations.
Great, professional and prompt service. Steve always meets and exceeds our expectations while offering ways to improve our shop. Steve keeps me informed every week of ways to change or improve my staff’s working conditions – installing/changing out mats pointing out both the safety factors and employee comfort reasoning.