Thursday, July 1, 2010

CertainTeed's InsulSorb© Could Soak up Oil Spill in the Gulf

The oil spill in the Gulf has brought out thousands of inventors with ideas and solutions that could, potentially, soak up the oil floating through the ocean, disrupting the delicate balance of sea life, and heading for our southern shoreline. However, there are some solutions that have been tried and tested but have not been deployed to anywhere near their full potential.

True, the most important action right now is to stop the oil flow and British Petroleum (BP) Oil, as well as agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working tirelessly to accomplish that goal.

The hope is that whatever solutions they adopt to clean-up the spill will not cause additional environmental problems.

CertainTeed has worked with inventor Jeffrey Brelsford and his company S.E. Squared to develop unbonded, fiberglass blowing wool that can be used in booms and pads (and other methods such as direct application) that are capable of absorbing oil spills on land or water. This fiberglass product is called InsulSorb©.

To read more, visit the CertainTeed blog.

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