Logistics and Distribution Industry Case Studies

Why Distribution Center Needs Spill Absorbents? 

Distribution centers are busy places, with products coming in and out, sometimes on a 24-hour basis. They deal with leaks from the equipment as well as products with damaged packaging. 

One of our customers who distributes meat and dairy products discovered a punctured cryopak of beef ribs inside a warehouse cooler. (“It wasn’t a pretty sight.”) Past experience had shown that clay-based absorbents do not work on sticky residue and are too dusty to use inside refrigerators.

Normally, expensive and slow-acting foam is used to clean this kind of spill. After applying SpillFix to the puddles, “the mess was cleaned up dry, without residue, within a matter of seconds… I was in awe.”

Benefits of Spill Absorbents for Distribution Center

Warehouse floors must be kept clean and free of debris and slippery patches. Spilled liquids must be promptly cleaned up for safety purposes as well as to maintain schedules.

Ideally, the spill absorbent used in a distribution center can absorb any liquid that spills from burst product packages to leaks from motorized vehicles that zip around the centers. 

One retail distribution center customer told us SpillFix delivered instant cleaning, reducing the time employees spend clearing up spills by 80%. “It just works where no other granular absorbent did.” 

SpillFix’s fast acting absorbents literally put warehouses back on schedule.

Common Types of Spills

 

  • Motor oil
  • Gasoline
  • Transmission fluid
  • Water

 

Distribution centers hold all kinds of products that may or may not leak fluids. Across the industry, automotive fluids are probably the most common leaks since all distribution centers have vehicles operating inside like forklifts, golf carts, and lift carts. 

Distribution centers located in cold regions where there may be extensive freezes are at risk for burst pipes during extensive freezes.

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"In 2014, I paid to dispose of 7 drums of oily rags and absorbent."

National Food Manufacturer