Chemtex has a broad line of spill control products for you to choose from and we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When Chemtex started in 1998, most of our sales were in meltblown polypropylene pads, rolls, and booms. Since then, our product lines have grown to carry just about anything you can think of when it comes to cleaning a spill. Today, Chemtex manufactures and inventories multiple truckloads of various different oil sorbents, universal sorbents, industrial absorbents and various sorbent accessories. Some of these items include sorbent pads, sorbent rolls, absorbent booms, absorbent socks, absorbent pillows, granulars, neutralizers, hydrocarbon polymers, and spill kits that are used for different sorbent applications. We have 3 stocking locations on the east coast of North America including our manufacturing facility in Milledgeville, GA, our corporate offices and warehousing in Cumberland, RI, & a stocking warehouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

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1 Front Street , Cumberland , RI 02864 USA

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Environmental - Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1998
Employees:
11-100

We also inventory a huge selection of secondary containment products such as spill pallets, overpacks, lab packs, drum funnels, etc. In addition to sorbents and secondary containment, we carry drain protectors, spill dams, and drain guards used in storm water management. We have a large selection of nonwoven wipes and knitted rags in various different sizes and packages. We also offer a small selection of personal protection such as protective suits, gloves, and boots. There is simply too much to list, so for this reason alone, we invite you to search our web site to see if we carry what you're looking for. Not everything that we sell is listed so if you don't see what you're looking for, give us a call.

We pride ourselves on service, quality and fair prices. Chemtex offers same day shipping if your order is in by 1:00 pm eastern standard time. In an emergency spill situation Chemtex will accommodate you no matter what time it is. We know that when you have an oil spill, timing is critical. We 'do as we say' and for this reason alone, our customers can have 'peace of mind' knowing their shipment will get to them when they need it.

Drains

  • Drain Guard
  • Drain Protector
  • Pillows
  • Spill Dam

Drum Storage

  • Drum Top Covers
  • Pads & Rolls
  • Pillows
  • Socks

Heavy Cleaup-Up

  • Pads & Rolls
  • Pillows
  • Socks
  • Polyback Rugs

Leaks & Drips

  • Universal Pads & Rolls
  • Oil Only Pads & Rolls
  • Pillows
  • Socks

Spill Response

  • Booms
  • Containment Booms
  • Oil Only Pads & Rolls
  • Sweep

Outfalls

  • Booms
  • Containment Boom
  • Polymer HC
  • Sweep

Walkways

  • Polyback Needle Punch Rugs
  • Needle Punch Rugs
  • Rag Rug
  • Track Matting

Workstations

  • Army Matting
  • Oil Only Pads & Rolls
  • Universal Pads & Rolls
  • Rugs

Today, Chemtex inventories multiple truck loads of sorbent pads, rolls, absorbent booms, absorbent socks, pillows, granulars, neutralizers, hydrocarbon polymers, oil sorbents, universal sorbents, sorbent applications, spill kits and other industrial absorbents and sorbent accessories. We also inventory a huge selection of secondary containment products.

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1.) Assess The Risk
Before you attempt to clean up a spill, make sure you are taking into account everything that might be affected by that spill. Look at the risks to human health, the environment and property. If possible, identify the spilled material and determine how much has spilled. Use the container's label or the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to identify the liquid and the primary dangers posed to spill responders and the environment.

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2.) Select Personal Protective Equipment
Choose the appropriate PPE to safely respond to the spill. This could include goggles, gloves, or respirators. Check the MSDS and literature on the chemical spilled for best PPE recommendations. If you are uncertain of the danger or the spilled material is unknown, assume the worst and use the highest level of protection.

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3.) Confine The Spill - Speed Counts!
Limit the spill area by blocking, diverting or confining the spill. Stop the spread of liquid before it has a chance to contaminate a water source. Spill kits are designed to facilitate a quick, effective response. Non-absorbent barriers such as containment booms, drain covers and spill berms are also available to confine liquid, minimize spill area, and protect drains.

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4.) Stop The Source
After the spill is confined, stop the source of the spill. This may simply involve turning a container upright, closing a valve, or plugging a leak from a damaged drum or container. Be sure to transferliquids from the damaged container to a new one.

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5.) Evaluate Incident / Implement Clean Up
Once the spill is confined and the source has been stopped, it is time to develop a plan of action for implementing the spill cleanup. Simply place absorbents that are chemically compatible with the liquid spilled throughout the spill area. Once the absorbents are saturated, they should be properly disposed. Sorbents do not render liquids non-flammable, neutral or less-hazardous and will take on the characteristics/properties of whatever liquid is absorbed, Therefore, all measures must be taken as if you were handling the liquid itself. Sorbents do not make the liquid less hazardous. Always referto the MSDS for the chemical absorbed before proceeding.

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6.) Decontaminate
Decontaminate the site, personnel and equipment by removing or neutralizing the hazardous materials that have accumulated during the spill. This may involve removing and disposing the contaminated media,such as earth, that were exposed during the spill incident. An effective decontamination area ensures the health and safety of emergency responders.

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7.) Complete Required Reports
Complete all notifications and reporting required by local, state, and Federal guidelines for reporting spill incidents. Failure to do so can result in severe penalties! Necessary reports can include: medical record reports, company incident reports, Local Emergency Planning Commission reports or National Responsible Center Reports.