Australian organic spills product hits the US


Friday, 25 September, 2015


An Australian-made organic spills absorbent has recently been launched in the United States and Canada through American Green Ventures, (US) Inc.

SpillFix, developed in Australia by the Galuku Group Limited, will be exclusively marketed and distributed through American Green Ventures to the North American market.

SpillFix is an organic and renewable resource that instantly absorbs hazardous liquid spills on contact including oils, fuels, solvents, paints and chemicals. It is made from a by-product of the coconut (coir) that is non-carcinogenic, contains no chemicals and is silica-free.

“We’ve had tremendous success with SpillFix throughout much of the world and we are very excited to introduce the product to the United States and Canada,” said Joe Davids, founder and executive chairman of Galuku Group Limited.

“SpillFix offers tremendous utility and cost-savings to a variety of organisations in many different industries. Not only are we helping organisations improve how they respond to and manage hazardous spills, we are also increasing workplace safety while reducing downtime, labour and disposal costs.”

SpillFix absorbs hydrocarbon spills by encapsulating the liquid and trapping it inside its hollow channel structure. Used SpillFix that has absorbed hydrocarbons can also be used as a fuel source in energy-producing incinerators.

“Compared with SpillFix, it takes seven times more clay-based absorbent to clean up one gallon of oil, which also produces three times the amount of waste,” said R John Smith, CEO of American Green Ventures.

“When you add the additional cost savings generated by SpillFix due to weight, transport and disposal, you create a very compelling argument for conversion for those organisations that are focused on greater operational efficiencies.”

Another win for the Australian-made product is being named the winner of the US New Product of the Year, in the Hazmat Safety category, by the Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

In its seventh year, the Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year award program honours the outstanding product development achievements of health and safety manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve workplace safety.

For more information on SpillFix, visit www.spillfix.com.

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