What is Spilltration® Husky Technology? The Spilltation® Husky family of products are engineered with an innovative filtration and absorption technology that captures oil and sediment while filtering out clean rainwater. This technology grew out of an unmet need for tools to help frontline workers better manage oil and petroleum leaks and spills in wet weather conditions.
Spilltration® Husky Products can be used in both wet and dry conditions as a Stormwater Best Management Practice. They capture persistent oil leaks and drips from outdoor equipment, machinery, piping, and valves so that you don’t have to spend hours digging out contaminated soil or paying to have concrete and asphalt cleaned.
They’re also ideal for facilities that need to prevent oil sheens from being discharged so that they stay in compliance with SPCC rules. And because more than 70% of accidental oil and petroleum spills happen outdoors in the rain, Spilltration® Products are optimized to capture oil and petroleum spills as well as fine sheens, to reduce spill-related wastes and the reliance on chemical dispersants for final cleanup.
Spilltration® Husky products act like a sponge that soaks in both oil products and rainwater. Husky fibers capture and hold onto oil products while clean rainwater filters through the air spaces between each fiber. In dry conditions, Husky fibers quickly absorb oil and petroleum products and get into uneven areas to capture sheens that traditional polypropylene absorbents leave behind.
Protecting the environment, reducing our carbon footprint, and minimizing the volume of waste being sent to landfills is important to all of us. That’s why Spilltration® Husky fibers are made from 100% post-consumer recycled wastes sourced from sustainable waste streams that are not dependent upon fluctuations in the global oil markets.
Each Husky Fiber is bound together to give our products exceptional strength and durability. So each Husky rug, pad, and strip can be wrung out and reused up to ten times for even greater waste reduction and reduced disposal costs.
Strength and durability don’t mean much without longevity. Spilltration® Husky products are UV-resistant, so they don’t break down in outdoor conditions. We’ve tested them through rain, shine, sun, and snow – and we guarantee that they’ll maintain their strength, absorption, and durability for up to two years in all weather conditions, without releasing any of the oil they’ve absorbed.
Spilltration® Products can be vacuum- and pressure-packed to save space in vehicles and storage areas, so frontline workers don’t have to sacrifice a lot of storage space to be prepared for leaks and spills. This compact packaging also helps save on shipping costs because you’re not paying to ship empty air space.
Husky Rugs are sized to cover most storm drains. They’ll capture oil sheens while allowing clean rainwater to flow through to the drain, so you don’t end up with a giant lake that needs to be pumped out with a vac truck after you’ve got your spill under control.
Husky Strips contain and steer oil spills and sheens away from environmentally sensitive areas. HalenHardy has more than 200 years of combined oil spill response experience, so we know that flat is where it’s at. Husky strips are 8 inches wide, so there’s three times more surface area contacting the ground than with traditional, round socks – so oil spills and sheens don’t bypass them. The flat design also means that Husky Strips can be stacked on top of each other for containment and filtering of deeper spills.
Husky pads are sized for smaller jobs, so you don’t create unnecessary waste. Use them to soak up small leaks and overfills, or tuck them into small nooks and crannies to get every drop of oil soaked up.
Poly-backed Husky Products are formulated for extended outdoor use applications. They have the same technology and features as Husky Products, with an added poly backing that prevents oil and petroleum from bleeding through, so you won’t have to clean up the shale or soil underneath.
Husky Pans capture persistent oil leaks and drips outdoors without the hassle of managing oily water collected by traditional drip pans. The poly-backing helps channel oil to unsaturated parts of the pan, while microfiber holes in the edges allow clean rainwater to filter out.
Spilltration® products are the first true innovation that I have seen in two decades. They source their raw materials in an environmentally sound fashion, they know the holding capacity of their product, and if you use the poly-backed product, you directly address the local and federal EPA’s primary concern; oil getting into the ground. Nobody else does that.