Oil Absorbent Pillows & Socks

Cowens manufacture and supply the most comprehensive range of absorbents for all applications. As well as supplying melt-blown absorbents for light oils and chemicals, they manufacture their own Oilsorb-Ultra range of heavy oil absorbents. The results are incredible, with black and emulsified oils taken up, and absorbency rates of up to 50 times its own weight achieved. Their strength allows for re-use and prevents disintegration even under harsh use. While their water permeability allows oil from water filtration.

Cowens’ melt-blown absorbents for light oils and chemicals are made to enhance absorption, with features like anti-linting SMS and dimpled pads for ease of use, and maintenance pads for oil or water based chemical use.

Spill kits from hold-alls to 4 wheeled plastic containers are made and supplied to order.

The range of stock includes:


Code Description Dimensions cm Qty/Pack
OU-OC11 Bilge Boom 20cm x 48cm 10
OU-OC12 Fuel oil pillows 8 x 64 x 38 cm 12
OU-OC10 Oil Only Cushion 15 x 40 x 54cm 15 x 40 x 54 cm 10
OU-OC50 Oilsorb-Ultra heavy-oil Cushion 10 x 50 x 50 cm 10


Code Description Dimensions cm Qty/Pack
OU-OS1 White Knit Oil only Socks. For use on water & land 7.5cmx 125cm 20
OU-MS1 Grey Knit Maintenance Socks 7.5cmx 125cm 20
OU-OS12 Oilsorb-Ultra Ultra-Seals 7.5cmx 125cm 20
Code Description Qty/Pack

Other products are available. Please ask.

24 hour emergency supply service is available, and stocks levels are kept high at all times.

OILSORB is a modified synthetic yarn felt which has been produced to specifically attract hydrocarbons. It is Oleophilic and hydrophobic which makes it ideal for extracting oils from water.

OILSORB can be supplied as floating mat, water filter bags for pipe outlets, filter bags for pressure filters, pads prior to sand filters, filter cartridges and as part of a filter vessel system.

OILSORB has a proven track record for absorbing massive oil spills in sea water and is now available for a wide range of industrial uses such as: –

Compressor condensate
Garage floor washings
Pond and lake cleaning
Extruder oil spillage
Hydraulic oil spills
Power station turbine oil spillage
Boat bilges
Cooling water contamination

Generally the absorbency ratio per sq. metre is as follows:

Diesel Oil 2kg
Gear Oil 5kg
Heavy Oil 5kg
Emulsified Oil 3kg

Samples are freely available for test purpose on request

Click on the link below to request a quote for this product

Alternatively contact us on the following details:

Telephone: (+44) 01228 710 205

Email: sales@cowens.co.uk

Oil Absorbents - Oil Absorbents on Water

Oil Absorbents on water