Berry Plastics is pleased to announce the distribution of its new "Pom-Pom Ropes" and "Sorbent Booms," manufactured under the brand name of X-Sorbs. The Pom-Pom Ropes and Sorbent Booms were developed in response to the urgent need and high demand for an effective means of achieving oil remediation in the Gulf region.
Berry Plastics, a leading manufacturer of polypropylene products, also provides a full range of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) that can be used in combination with remediation to contain the Pom-Pom Ropes and Sorbent Booms, as well as any item saturated with or dirtied by crude oil.
The X-Sorbs Pom-Pom Ropes and Sorbent Booms are made of polypropylene, an attractant for the oil, and act as adsorbent rather than absorbent products. Each X-Sorbs Pom-Pom Rope is 50-feet long and specially designed to adsorb 15 to 20 times its own weight in crude oil. Thirty 8-ounce, evenly spaced, 22-inch-long pom-poms are attached to each rope, beginning 18 inches from each end of the rope. The X-Sorbs Sorbent Boom is constructed with a durable polypropylene exterior and is filled with polypropylene filament tapes. Measuring 8-inches in diameter by 10-feet in length, the lightweight Sorbent Boom is ideal for harder-to-reach inlets of water - or can be linked together to cover larger areas.
Berry Plastics' lined FIBCs are made of rugged woven polypropylene and can serve as a containment receptacle for 3,300 pounds of items saturated with or dirtied by crude oil. Super-sized FIBCs are also available, which can be a repository for smaller FIBCs or other items containing oil-dirtied items.
X-Sorbs and FIBCs are manufactured at Berry's wholly owned polypropylene facility located in Atlacomulco, Mexico. The Atlacomulco plant is ISO 9001:2008 certified and recently received an achievement rating of "excellent" from AIB International, thus ensuring the latest and most stringent quality standard adherence.
"With Berry Plastics' ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing facility conveniently located in North America, customers can depend on responsive and flexible delivery of the highest quality X-Sorbs Pom-Pom Ropes, Sorbent Booms, and FIBC products," says Mr. Ernie Giordano, Director of Sales and Marketing, FIBC for Berry Plastics Tapes, Bags, and Coatings Division.