If you are dealing in transportation or shipping of any kind of dangerous solid or liquid goods then you should know that you need to place special packaging to differentiate the dangerous goods. You also need to place ratings on the containers as per UN regulations. These ratings are known as “UN Ratings” or United Nations ratings. Let’s understand why the ratings are important and the methodology to determine the ratings.

It is very essential to understand the rating system as it comes to the shipper to determine the right packaging and place correct ratings on it.

Imagine a workplace where you see overfilled containers splashing the fluid content here and there, splashes of spills on the ground at the waste collection area, stains of old spills forgotten to be cleaned up by the workers.

You also might be tempted to ignore these small mishaps as they don’t require an immediate response. The spill response measures usually focus on worst-case scenarios that require immediate attention but in reality, most of the spill accidents are not the worst-case scenarios. These small spills and leaks are a disturbance to day-to-day activities and also represents negligence at the workplace. …

We know that taking all the safety precautions are still not enough to stop the spill accidents. We follow all the industrial guidelines, safety regulations but we are aware that some things are outside of our control.

Be it an oil spill, chemical spill, or any other hazardous material that your workplace handle or store, you should always be equipped to deal with it. Not all spill products are created equal and have their specific use depending upon the spill-type. But we can all agree that absorbent products are necessary no matter what kind of spill we are dealing with…

When we talk about the adverse impact of oil spills on a region’s ecology, it should always stand ground with scientific facts. To be sure we are on the same page, let’s look at some data trends of historical oil spills:

The dataset provided by ITOPF (International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation) shows a substantial decrease in spill accidents from 1970 to 2016 despite a worldwide increase in petroleum and gas products trade. In the 1970s, the average oil spill per year was about 24.5 which decreased to 1.7 in 2016.

Source: ourworldindata.org

If your workplace deals in oil or any type of chemical that might cause a spill accident then it becomes imperative to perform a spill risk assessment for making informed safety decisions.

A spill can occur during transportation, handling, or at the place where the hazardous fluids are stored. By making sure to assess the possible case scenarios for spill can prepare you and your team for quick and practical spill response. A spill becomes more dangerous with time. …

Spill accidents are common at workplaces involved in handling, storing, or transporting oil or any hazardous chemical substances. These oil and chemical spills are very dangerous to the environment as well as to human beings. To deal with these accidental spills, a spill kit is a must-have safety tool for spill control and cleanup. When a spill happens, it is crucial to contain the spread; otherwise, it might lead to other problems such as fire hazard or exposure of hazardous chemicals to humans.

These emergency spill kits can be used at refineries, restaurants, chemical plants, pharmaceuticals, transport companies, oil drilling…

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The world demonstrates high awareness of environment-related issues, be it climate change, air, or water pollution. Social and economic impacts of man-made and natural disasters are debated more frequently nowadays, be it a tsunami, forest fires, or oil spills. With the increased awareness about the environment, the socio-economic challenges of all kinds of oil spills should be discussed and deliberated more frequently.

The accelerated industrialization and urbanization in the 21st century have led to the world’s rapid economic growth. This growth has fuelled the consumption of oil and other petroleum products in various sectors. …

Before we learn about Sorbene, it would be more logical to know its roots. Founded in 2019 as an arm of the Graphene powerhouse, M/s Log 9 Materials Scientific Pvt Ltd, Sorbene is dedicated to innovations, manufacturing, and distribution of spill containment products. Sadly, the spill containment industry was not so popular, until very recently when all the countries across the globe started taking steps towards the environment and sustainability.

The parent company, Log 9 Materials, which is a pioneer of Graphene applications, introduced this application of Graphene where we can use it for unprecedented absorption. As per the research…

One of the questions that typically gets asked is, what was the seed for the Genesis of Log 9 Spill Containment? Another one that we often get asked is, how and why did the team select Graphene as the choice of material for creating “Sorbene”?

It all started in 2015 at one of India’s most premier engineering institute known as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT R) where two young IIT — R alumni founded Log 9 Materials Scientific Pvt Ltd. With a focus on developing scalable processes for manufacturing Graphene at scale and in a cost-efficient manner.

Why is Graphene at the heart of Log 9 Spill products?


Sorbene is a brand by Log 9 Spill Containment Pvt. Ltd. for spill absorbent products made of proprietary graphene -the wonder material. Website: www.sorbene.com

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