Industry colour coding for absorbents
Absorbents are one of the most effective and efficient ways of containing and recovering spilt liquids. Having the correct type of absorbents on site will allow you to manage any potential workplace spillage. To ensure that you chose the correct type of absorbent, below is a simple guide to the colour coding of absorbents.
For use on spills of aggressive liquids i.e. Acids and Alkalis. Known as universal absorbent because of its ability to absorb most liquid spills.
Oleophilic properties (it attracts oils). For the preferential absorption of oil based liquids on land or water.