Absorbia Pro

Absorbia Pro is environmentally friendly

Environmental Credentials

Absorbia Pro is the most environmentally friendly absorbent powder available

Absorbia Pro is an heady duty absorbent powder that is made from a natural, sustainable material called Perlite. It is not a by-product or waste material, but the end result of many years of testing to get the formula perfect for the absorbents market. And best of all – it’s made in the EU.


A Heavy goods vehicle will travel in the UK on average 100‘000 miles per annum, producing 6‘000kgs of co2 per year, per kilo transported. Therefore if you transport a typical pallet of clay granules 50 miles down the road, the weight of the granules would be 25kgs x 70 bags = 1750kgs; your co2 emissions would therefore be 105kgs.

Transport the same amount of Absorbia Pro [remember you need vastly less product of Absorbia Pro absorbent powder to remove spills] the same 50 miles down the road and your co2 emissions will be just 21kgs.

In 2021, total EU road freight transport accounted for around 1 921 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm)

Environmental packaging

All packaging for Absorbia Pro industrial power absorbent is made from recycled material and can be recycled.

30 litre sacks are made from recycled PE.

All 5 litre pouches are made from recycled PET12/PE130.

Why we use Stand up pouches?

  • 80% less weight and volume compared to plastic screw top jars.
  • Pouches lay flat when spent, thus reducing excess waste collections [obvious knock on]. Due to the flatness of the product the transport cost is kept to a minimum from point of manufacture to the supplier.
  • 90% less material is used to produce the same volumetric capacity. 23 billion units are now being produced each year across Europe for these reasons.
image of Absorbia Pro 5 Litre bag.

Absorbia Pro is environmentally friendly

Environmental impact and sustainability

  • The global Perlite industry mines less than 3sq miles of land.
  • To date in the last 200 years, the world has not even used 0.5% of the ore available.
  • Limited mining impact.
  • No chemicals are used in the mining or expansion process.
  • Perlite is one of the few ores that does not create by-products during processing.
  • Is at least 5 times lighter than other absorbent media, making it cheaper to transport as vehicles use less energy to move it from production to customer.
  • All of the product produced in expansion is used with no waste left over.


The Perlite Institute

Economical and social benefits

Perlite mining has limited environmental impact, rigorous studies are carried out prior to mining to ensure minimum disturbance of local biology. The members of the Perlite Institute actively carry out surveys on how to reclaim and restore mined sites back to their original biological status.

Rural and urban economies

The Perlite Institute strives to improve the socio-economic development of many communities throughout the world. It helps to provide local jobs, and helps to develop the economies of local areas both rural and urban. It is the most responsible mining institute on Earth and can boast that it is the greenest with the least carbon footprint of any mining group on the planet.

The use for perlite as a loose absorbent has many benefits that are demonstrated within this technical guide, not just for the daily routine of lifting various related spills. Using perlite has an excellent, proven track record that it is not only Safe & Environmentally Friendly but is socially acceptable & is an economically viable & thoroughly sustainable method for the use as an absorbent media.

Health – caring for you

Most of our rival products are made from clay granules, which are basically made from Diatoms or Diatomaceous Earth, something that the World Health Organisation has labelled as “Highly Carcinogenic” However, using Absorbia Pro eliminates the need to stock dangerous products that could potentially harm your staff.

Absorbia Pro has no carcinogens and is not labelled as a hazard to health in any way and can be used absolutely anywhere, safe in the knowledge that it will do no harm to Humans or Animals.

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