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The revolutionary SpillFix Industrial Organic Absorbent has been awarded New Product of the Year by Occupational Health & Safety Magazine in the Hazmat Safety category.
Winners were recognized at this year’s National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, which was held in Atlanta. October 2015.
SpillFix was selected for a “Vision 21 Innovators Award" for the most innovative and workplace-friendly industrial product in 2016. Presentation was made at the National Association of Entrepreneurship Award (NAE) Luncheon held in Cleveland OH on Friday, May 27. The Award was presented by Ron Leirvik, former CEO of
Moen Inc, and the Chairman of Galuku’s Advisory Board.
NAE has some 8,000 members nationally, mainly senior executives of small to mid-market companies and seeks to promote the values of private enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Pepsico Fleet Manager writes: Cleans the spills up on our floors better than the previous current products. However, the cleaning has to be done correctly, this is a watch-out-change for our team.
In the past, we put down our current product and walked away for a few hours or a day. SpillFix should be cleaned up right away. This requires training and reminders until it sinks in with the Team.
Ultimately, as the behavior has been changed, the floors look better. Easier cleanup once finished with “working the product.” Overall, no reduction in labor spent on spills. It has been a wash.
For rough floors, not sealed, like our parking lot, SpillFix does a much better job than our current product getting into the cracks and crevices.
Easier To Transport – Unloading with one person vs two (the current product is heavier, bags break, etc). For Yard Spills, requires a 2lb Container vs a 55 Gallon Drum – It is a cost savings for us:
Waste: We used to have our waste picked up once per month. We haven’t needed a pickup yet (approximately 2 months and counting).
Use: We have gone through 2 Bags of SpillFix vs what would have been 6-8 bags of our current product.
I have inquired about the socks we are using as well as having it added to our Approved Chemical List.
Ventura Foods Safety & Environmental Compliance Manager writes: With the previous absorbent we had to stop using it due to spontaneous fires that occurred in our dumpsters.
The “pig” absorbent which is shredded paper product took up to 1 1/2 hours to clean up a spill and even then there was residue left behind that also had to be scrubbed from the floor.
Due to reusing the SpillFix we have only had to purchase 2 full skids worth back in October and have not had to purchase any additional yet.
In 2014 I paid to dispose of 7 drums of oily rags and absorbent. In 2015 I disposed of 6 drums of the same. So far in 2016 I have not disposed of any and only right now have a drum of a few oily rags from other processes. No SpillFix at all to dispose of.
Currently we use SpillFix in the maintenance shops and in our Bulk Oils department where the majority of spills occur. This is vegetable oil that comes in on railcars that we pump into tanks. Sometimes we votate it and/or add flavorings and repackage it. We sometimes will have lids that don’t seal and when we flip the boxes to put them other pallets, they sometimes let loose and up to 35 lbs of oil or more can spill. Also if there is a crash on the conveyor the oil finds its way to floor in those cases.
We generally place it on the floor and give it a couple minutes to soak up. We then work it into the floor with a broom, wait a few minutes and scoop it up. No residue left behind to clean it up. My maintenance crew also uses it sometimes on their hands to get the oil off after working on the machines.
I used to get complaints all the time about the previous product we used because it just wasn’t effective. I have now virtually eliminated a waste stream with the SpillFix and my staff LOVE using it. No one has asked for any other type of product since we began using it and believe me, they would if they didn’t like it.
It has had a profound effect on cleanup around here. We have even used it a couple times out in our tractor trailer lot. We had a broken radiator on a trailer that came to pick up a load and a blown oil line. The SpillFix was used to clean up the fluids and properly disposed of and there was no residue to our stormwater drains or anything. Stopped the spills in their tracks.
Food Industry Distributor Safety Manager writes: "…I’ve never seen anything like it. A fast, safe way to resolve spills inside a freezer. This is a game changer.”
When a cryopak of beef ribs was punctured in a distribution warehouse cooler, it wasn’t a pretty sight. Beef, blood and water were dripping from the top rack of the pallet, all the way down to the floor. Clay absorbents aren’t very effective on sticky residues and are too dusty to be used in coolers. So equipment is usually brought to the scene and an expensive foam applied as a cleanser. Costly and slow.
But when SpillFix® was applied to the puddles instead, the mess was cleaned up dry, without residue, within a matter of seconds. When I saw SpillFix in action, I was in awe. “I’ve been in this business for a long time, and I’ve never seen anything like it. A fast, safe way to resolve spills inside a freezer. This is a game changer.”
Food Industry Distributor Warehouse Manager writes: “Absorbents aren’t generally too effective on soda spills; SpillFix adds a completely different dynamic.”
When the forklift driver advertently punctured a five-gallon bib of Mountain Dew, the warehouse manager knew a spill this size could take multiple bags of clay absorbent and more than an hour to clean.
Fortunately, a shipment of SpillFix had just arrived, so a bag was poured onto the massive spill. It cleaned it up in short order, about 15 minutes, leaving a residue-free warehouse floor.
The manager was amazed, commenting that with clay, the soda would have leaked out and spread all over the floor. “Absorbents aren’t generally too effective on soda spills; SpillFix adds a completely different dynamic.”
Sysco Foods Warehouse Manager in Cleveland writes: “…normally have required kitty litter, soap and water, a good amount of scrubbing and a lot of down time. SpillFix is one complete solution.”
When Bar-B-Que sauce is easy to clean up when it’s all over your fingers and lips, but not so much when a five-gallon jug of it ruptures and flows onto a warehouse floor.
SpillFix was applied to the entire disaster area – from the pallet, to the cardboard, to the shrink wrap and to the growing puddle on the floor. It was even used to absorb the sauce on workers’ hands.
In three and a half minutes, the entire mess was cleaned, and the warehouse restored to a safe workplace again -- using just one product. The reaction of the warehouse manager? “That spill would normally have required kitty litter, soap and water, a good amount of scrubbing and a lot of down time. SpillFix is one complete solution.”
“It can clean up a heavy oil spill in 15 to 20 minutes, versus one and a half hours with clay absorbents. It’s a product that can be used throughout the plant… ”
Manufacturing salad dressings is messy work – from beginning to end. Heavy vegetable oils are shipped in by rail or tanker car, transferred into the facility, filtrated, processed, poured into narrow neck bottles, packaged and shipped out. Innumerable opportunities for massive spills and leaks.
The maintenance supervisor of one of the largest salad processors in the U.S. says up until now, she’s been using both clay absorbents and mats, but hasn’t been happy with either. Clay absorbents can’t be used around many of the food operations, so she’s had to rely on expensive, less efficient mats. When using clay in trays that catch dripping oil, the absorbent becomes too heavy for workers to lift.
She says in SpillFix, she’s found the solution to both problems. “It can clean up a heavy oil spill in 15 to 20 minutes, versus one and a half hours with clay absorbents. It’s a product that can be used throughout the plant that is light weight, efficient, cost effective, and safe around food.”
FedEx Ground Operations Administrator writes: “I have yet to encounter a spill or leak this product can’t handle. I could go on and on about how amazing and how impressed I am with SpillFix.”
…as of right now our facility has used less than half the bags and its all thanks to the re-usability that this product has, the fact that we can use SpillFix 3-4 times on different spills and leaks before it has to be discarded. I have yet to encounter a spill or leak this product can’t handle. Without SpillFix, my job would be much more difficult to achieve.
…the money we as a company would save if we switched fully to SpillFix is in the thousands if not hundreds of thousands. No product on the market is better suited for safe spill cleanup than SpillFix. I fully give this product a 100% success. I’ve been with FXG for almost 8 years. Best thing I’ve ever used in my job to date.”
The re-usability of SpillFix made for an interesting question from a client that dealt with a variety of different spills. "…is SpillFix a completely safe & inert solution"
The re-usability of SpillFix made for an interesting question from a client that dealt with a variety of different spills.
The request was made that we do a study to identify any risks that might eventuate if the same absorbent were used to deal with a vinegar spill and then a chlorine bleach spill. This would normally be a serious misuse of any absorbent, especially if the mixing of the two spills happened within minutes while the liquids were still chemically active.
The study found that mixing SpillFix used to absorb household bleach with material used to absorb household vinegar is unlikely to significantly increase the risk normally associated with breathing vapor from a bleach spill. Normal health and safety precautions used with bleach should be sufficient to protect users of the product.
The study has shown that in the unlikely event that the two absorbents were uniformly mixed in a ratio of 1:1v/v, the resulting pH of the combined material would be safely above pH4. This means that any free chlorine present in the absorbent would not be suddenly converted to chlorine gas.
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