Oilguard Fabric to the Rescue

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We all know how great it is to collect fabrics of all sorts, but a new fabric could help rescue the Gulf Coast residents from the oil pollution affecting the beaches.

The manufacturing company, HeiQ Materials, based in Bad Zurzah, Switzerland, has produced a fabric called Oilguard, a non-woven treated with chemical compound that selectively absorbs oil, while repelling water. Once saturated with oil, it can be rolled up and incinerated.

With a German partner, HeiQ is developing Oilguard up to 6 yards wide and hundreds of yards long to be quickly unfolded along the shoreline sands.

Watch the news headlines for more on this innovative invention as it’s being tested in the Gulf in coming weeks.