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Can Superabsorbent Polymers in Ice Packs be Recycled?


Zappa-Stewart supplies large volumes of sodium polyacrylate superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) to many industrial and consumer sectors.  Hot/cold packs, the gel-filled packaging that accompanies perishable online grocery deliveries, is one specific SAP application that is experiencing explosive growth in demand.  With the increased demand for SAPs in the hot/cold pack market, we have also received an increasing volume of questions from customers and end users about ways that SAPs can be repurposed, rather than simply tossed in the garbage. It’s a great question and fortunately for millions of consumers across the globe, we have some answers.

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Topics: Super Absorbent Polymers, SAP, Gel Packs, Landfills, Soil Hydration, Recycle

Superabsorbents for Vacuum Truck Contractors:  The safe, fast, and low cost choice for managing liquid waste

The rapid increase in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities throughout North America has resulted in a higher demand for vacuum truck services to manage liquid waste streams. And while drilling contractors and pipeline maintenance crews often rely on the convenience and efficiency of hiring a vacuum truck to get liquid waste out of their way, the next step in the process, liquid waste solidification, is often not as efficient or cost effective as it could be. Low-end commodity absorbents, like those that are widely used in the waste treatment industry, present several challenges to environmental contractors. Fortunately, superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) offer a safe, efficient, and cost-effective solution to liquid waste solidification.

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Topics: Super Absorbent Polymers, SAP, Sawdust vs SAP, Hydroexcavation Trucks, Vacuum truck

Why Solidify?

When we think of life and death decision-making, police officers, firefighters and doctors often come to mind. However, nurses and other healthcare professionals also make life and death decisions on a daily basis, and at the same time, they repeatedly put their own health at risk through the potential spread of infection.  All this to improve the health of others they may never have met.

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Topics: Super Absorbent Polymers, SAP, Medical Waste Solidification

With SAPs: “S” stands for SAFE

 

Safety is of the highest importance with most companies in any industry. And while sodium polyacrylate superabsorbent polymers (SAP) are extremely safe products, misconceptions or uncertainties about the safety of SAPs are often encountered in various SAP end-use markets.

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Topics: Safety, Super Absorbent Polymers, SAP

5 Myths About Superabsorbent Polymers for Waste Solidification

 

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Topics: Waste Disposal, Waste Solidification, SAP

SAP Absorption Speed vs. Permeability for Waste Solidification

Superabsorbent polymer (SAP) technology selection is all about finding the right balance of properties that suits a specific liquid management need.  

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Topics: Super Absorbent Polymers, Waste Solidification, SAP

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