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Justrite unveils geotextile fabric smart polymer spill pad

News | April 24, 2023 | By:

Justrite, a global leader in industrial safety products, announces the launch of its new PetroPad™ Smart Polymer Spill Pad. Unlike traditional absorbent pads that only absorb or contain hazardous hydrocarbons, the PetroPad is the first incidental spill solution to absorb, solidify, and permanently contain hydrocarbons without risk of leakage or overflow. Easier to use and more cost-effective than absorbent pads, the PetroPad is an essential product for any business that deals with construction, pumps, refueling points, machinery, tower lights, mobile generators, fuel tankers, maintenance or repairs.

“The PetroPad’s unique polymer technology is embedded into a geotextile fabric that transforms hazardous hydrocarbons into a non-hazardous rubber-like compound,” said Jennifer Johnson, product manager at Justrite. “Since hydrocarbons are safely and permanently contained within the mat, the PetroPad will not leach when saturated, eliminating the risk of contaminated water from entering the workplace or environment.”

For instance, with traditional absorbent pads, contaminated rainwater generates gallons of wastewater. This increases waste disposal costs and leaves users vulnerable to EPA-imposed fines and penalties. The PetroPad’s exclusive polymer blend permanently contains hydrocarbons while allowing rainwater to filter through uncontaminated. This advancement in spill-control technology results in substantially higher oil capacity, lower waste-disposal costs, and negates the risk of environmental catastrophe.

The PetroPad is easy to implement and built to withstand the demands of rigorous work environments. Designed to be user-friendly, the PetroPad features clearly printed user instructions directly on the pad, has an integrated hanging loop for seamless storage or transport, and can be conveniently disposed of in standard hazardous waste containers. Available in five sizes for a wide array of applications, the PetroPad is safely transforming spill containment.

Justrite Safety Group is a growing family of industrial safety companies including NoTrax, Checkers, Eagle, and more. The company is a global leader in manufacturing a range of industrial safety products and is recognized as one of the largest integrated manufacturers of industrial safety products in the world. Based in Deerfield, Ill., Justrite manufactures its own products in ISO-certified facilities and offers global distribution capabilities with distribution centers throughout the United States and in Europe. For more information, visit

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