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Marine and Water Absorbents

Marine & Water Absorbents

Stop leaks and spills from spreading on water. Be ready with our water absorbents. Our specialist range of marine absorbents is designed to contain an oil spill and limit the spread in the environment, making it easier to reduce potential damage and clean it up. This means lower costs, risks and penalties for your company. Choose from our range of non-absorbent containment booms. Rather than absorbing the oil, these economical non-absorbent booms float on the water to stop oil and debris from spreading. We supply booms for calm waters and strong currents. You can also link multiple booms to achieve the length you need.

For petroleum-based pollutants, look to our oil-only spaghetti booms and pillows for land and water. They will float on water to confine and soak up oil and fuel spills, without taking in a drop of water! Even use them on land to stop oil spills from spreading. These marine absorbents are made with a tough outer mesh, which lets liquids pass through to the filler material and is UV resistant for long-term outdoor use without degradation.

Browse our water absorbents below or ask our experts for advice on the best solution for your needs.

Designed to be "daisy-chained" together for larger spill incidents, these spaghetti booms float on water but only absorb hydrocarbons.

These oil-only absorbent booms are primarily designed to float on water and effectively trap any oils or fuels they come in contact with.

Stay prepared for hazardous spills on water with marine absorbents. Whether oil, fuel or chemicals, our products will help stop the spill, absorb the liquid and prevent damage to the environment and your bottom line. And the best part is our marine socks and booms are water repellent, so you won’t waste absorbency on water or rain. Got questions about how they work? Check out our FAQs below or talk to our expert team.

FAQ about our Marine & Water Absorbents

What is a marine absorbent?

A marine absorbent does the same job as other absorbents – it either creates a barrier to stop spills from spreading and/or absorbs the spilled liquid. The difference is that marine absorbents are designed for use on water – such as lakes, ponds, reservoirs and even in harbours. Because water absorbent booms float at the surface even when saturated, it’s easy to retrieve them after use. You can also link booms together to achieve the length and shape you need – simply use the strong zinc-plated carbon steel attachment clips and rings.

What are the types of marine absorbents?

Some marine absorbent socks and booms are made to absorb only oils and oil-based liquids (including lubricants and fuels). They won’t absorb any water, which means all the absorbency is saved for the liquid you need to prevent from spreading. These oil-only containment booms are especially effective because they will float even when saturated. We also supply water absorbent booms that will not absorb the liquid, but contain it and stop it from spreading.

Can marine absorbents be used on land?

Yes – some marine absorbents can also be used on land. For example, our oil-only booms will also hug the ground to prevent oils and fuels from spreading.


Areas We Service

At iQSafety, we’re proud to offer the highest quality marine and water absorbents to businesses around the country. Wherever you’re based - including Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and everywhere in-between - we’re confident we have the spill kits and absorbent products to ensure you’re prepared for any situation.