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  • January 10th, 2018

    Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk

    Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. Coconut water is a delicious, almost calorie-free beverage, and coconut butter, a yummy, heart-healthy alternative on toast. What a versatile fruit! But [...]

  • January 3rd, 2018

    Fatberg: A Bad Place to Live

    Tweet Many sweet little hamlets throughout the U.S. are called “burgs”: Harrisburg. Plattsburgh. Some are more famous than others. Gettysburg. Some are known for their steel mills. Or football teams. Pittsburgh. But there are some burgs/bergs where no one should live. Like Fatberg. “Fatberg” can be any town or city, anywhere in the world. Because [...]

  • December 13th, 2017

    Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 1: Peat Moss

    Tweet Peat moss seems pretty innocuous. It’s widely used in horticulture for packing plants, and for compost. There’s more of it in places like Ireland and Finland, known for their wetlands, than anywhere else on Earth. It’s just a harmless organic substance, right? That’s debatable. Or, we might say, depeatable. While peat moss (also known [...]

  • October 11th, 2017

    Tacos and Pizza and Beer, Oh My

    Tweet Who lies awake at night dreaming of food holidays? Probably someone whose business involves enticing customers to buy their products — or someone who really enjoys eating. Maybe it’s a corporate event planner whose job entails interfacing with catering companies for large-scale meetings. Or maybe it’s a conspiracy of moms who want to promote [...]

  • October 4th, 2017

    It’s Our Quarter Century!

    Tweet This month, Impact Absorbents celebrates our 25th anniversary, thanks to you. Back in 1992, when the Tharp family began experimenting to create an absorbent product, they had one focus: to create the best, most effective, environmentally friendly spill clean up product on the market. That was product, singular. Today, Impact Absorbents offers more than [...]

  • September 20th, 2017

    A Matter of Context

    Tweet Floaters. When you have them in your eye, they can be cause for concern. But when you put them in the water, they alleviate concern. Everything in life is a matter of context. So, for example, an XSORB Select Oil Absorbent Boom would not be an appropriate answer to a vision problem. For that, [...]

  • September 6th, 2017

    It’s A Hot One

    Tweet When Santana released the hit “Smooth” in 1999, with the lyrics, “Man, it’s a hot one / Like seven inches from the midday sun…” he wasn’t singing about climate change, though he might as well have been. In their 27th annual “State of the Climate” report, released in August, the American Meteorological Society verifies [...]

  • August 23rd, 2017

    Are You Suffering from Memory Loss?

    Tweet You may think this is an odd headline for a blog post on spill clean up, but actually it’s accurate: if your shop floors have become encrusted with grease and grime over the years, you’ve probably forgotten what they looked like when they were clean, shiny and new. Of course, the good news is, [...]

  • July 5th, 2017

    The Clean Up By Day Calendar

    Tweet We’ve discovered a few very unusual calendars out there in cyberspace, and they’re making us hungry. For instance, did you know that in July, 20 out of 31 days are devoted to food? Perhaps it’s because the kids are out of school, and adults typically take vacations in summer, but really, if everyone followed [...]

  • June 7th, 2017

    A Lot Abalone

    Tweet If you’re a mollusk, no matter how brave you might be, you need a champion to survive. Especially if you’re an edible ear shell prized by humans. We’re talking, of course, about abalone. Depending on where in the world you dwell, abalone have been used for food, jewelry, buttons, buckles, and sport fishing. In [...]