Absorbent beige granular material used to soak and clean up spillages and drips from floors. They are inorganic, inert and porous, and will cleanly soak up water, all oils including soluble oil emulsions and chemical solutions. Unlike many other products on the market, and alternative absorbents such as sawdust, they are almost entirely dust free and can be safely used where dust could be unpleasant or problem.
Recommended to prevent, or minimise, damage from any spill or leak. Immediate use of granules following any spill can stop pollutants getting into drains, and in busy areas save the mess from being trodden around, or being spread by the tyres of fork lifts. It is strongly recommended some stock be held for emergencies. Present day legislation makes it the duty of management to be concerned about health and safety, fire hazards, aspects of spills and leaks, and subsequent emergency procedures. Other uses include packaging material to comply with regulations for parcels containing liquids and dirt box litter for untrained pets.