Spill Pads

Spill pads, also known as spill mats or absorbent pads, are flat pieces of material capable of absorbing liquid spillages. They can be used either to help mop up a spillage or as a wipe to clear down a piece of apparatus or machinery. Alternatively, spill pads can be placed on a work surface before dealing with a messy situation to catch any leaks and spills from a disassembly job.

Spill Pad Types

SpillShop’s absorbent spill pads are manufactured into three basic types to be able to deal with any liquid spillage. You can purchase chemical spill pads, oil & fuel spill pads and general-purpose & EVO spill pads. Each has different abilities to absorb different liquid types and is broken down as follows:

  • General Purpose & EVO spill pads are suitable for solvents, oil & fuels, non-corrosive liquids, common fluids and water-based fluids.
  • Oil & Fuel spill pads are suitable for solvents, oil & fuels and some common fluids (will repel water-based fluids).
  • Chemical spill pads are suitable for chemicals, hazardous liquids, solvents, oil & fuels, common fluids and water-based fluids.


A more comprehensive list can be seen by viewing our Selection Guide.

Spill Pad Sizes

Almost all spill pads are manufactured from melt-blown polypropylene and measure 40cm x 50cm. The only exception is our oil spill pads which measure 90cm x 100cm. The EVO pad is manufactured from recycled cotton fibres and boasts one of the lowest carbon footprints for an absorbent pad.

Types of Spill Pad Thickness

The absorbent capability of each spill pad is dictated by its thickness. The most absorbent pad in the SpillShop range is the quad thickness pad, comprising many many layers of melt-blown polypropylene woven together for maximum absorbency. Likewise, premium thickness pads are ideal for dealing with situations where a reasonably large volume of liquid will need to be absorbed. The mid-range double thickness pads are all-rounders that are still capable of dealing with a reasonably large spill and are flexible enough to be used as a wipe. While the Single Thickness Pads can still be used in the same way as their thicker counterparts, but can also simply be used as wipes to clean up messy and oily machinery or components.

Absorbency

Oil spill pads are available in two formats: bonded or plain. Bonded pads have the layers of the pad spot-welded together making them incredibly durable and fit for heavy-duty usage. Furthermore, these pads are perforated allowing them to be torn in half, resulting in less wastage if used properly.

Meanwhile, plain pads are not spot-welded together, leaving a slightly rougher feel which allows this type of pad to start absorbing at a quicker rate than the bonded absorbents. In some thicknesses, the plain pads are slightly more absorbent than the bonded options. The plain pads are as strong and durable as the bonded ones, but the surface of the plain pads may start to deteriorate quicker than the bonded ones when used in a vigorous environment.

Packaging

When bought in small quantities, the pads usually come packed in a dispenser box, ideal for putting in vans or mobile operations or placed conveniently near workstations where regular use is needed. The most popular way of packaging the pads is 'poly-wrapped', which is wrapped in transparent plastic packaging, cutting down on the cost of purchase and the end cost of disposal of the packaging. Packaged this way keeps the pads dry and free from contamination.

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