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Ultra Filter Tex Fabric

Oil Absorbent Fabric to Filter Polluted Water

Ultra Filter Tex Fabric is a hydrophilic fabric that pulls oil and hydrocarbons from polluted water, allowing clean water to flow freely. Ultra-Filter-Tex Fabric is used in numerous applications, most notably for stormwater management practices and for oil spill cleanup efforts. Ultra-Filter-Tex is made from recycled synthetic fibers. The materials of the oleophilic fabric are blended and processed into a lightweight fiber mass with a great deal of surface area, which makes it a perfect, high-performance sorbent fabric. See our videos below for more information or read our applications section.

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Ultra-Filter-Tex Fabric Features

  • Made From Recycled Synthetic Fibers
  • High-Performance Sorbent Fabric and Filter Media
  • Approx. 85-90% of Oils Captured Can Be Reclaimed

Ultra-Filter-Tex Fabric Benefits

  • Cost Effective Sorbent Fabric
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Allows Large Volumes of Water to Pass Through While Filtering Oils

Ultra-Filter-Tex Fabric Details

Ultra-Filter-Tex Fabric, the high-performance sorbent material, is made from recycled synthetic materials woven and blended together into a lightweight mass of fiber with a large surface area. Filter-Tex fabric is a filter media for both stormwater management and oil spill applications. Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric pulls oil and hydrocarbons from polluted water while allowing the clean, filtered water to flow through. The oils pulled from the polluted water are held in the Filter-Tex fabric and not released back into the filtered water.

The Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric is designed for large volumes of water to pass through it while absorbing an average of 13 times its own weight in liquid hydrocarbons. The Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric is also great for water polishing applications and in stormwater and wastewater filtration systems. The Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric is environmentally friendly and user-friendly. When used, the Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric doesn't leech harmful particles into the environment and when incinerated, it produces minimal residue and ash.

Ultra-Filter-Tex Specifications

Part Number Ultratech 9310
Model 250' Roll
Dimensions in. (mm) 250 x 5 x 0 (76.2 x 1.5 x 0)
Absorption Capacity gal. (L) 1.5 (5.7) per sq. yd.
Weight lbs. (kg) 125 (56.7)

Ultra-Filter-Tex Material Specifications

Test Method Result
Mass Per Unit Area ASTM 5261 11.0 (341.16) oz/yd. (g/m)
Grab Tensile MD ASTM D-4632 118 (53.5) lbs (kg)
Grab Tensile TD ASTM D-4632 89 (40.4) lbs (kg)
Elongation at Peak MD ASTM D-4632 131 percent
Elongation at Peak TD ASTM D-4632 172 percent
Wide Width Tensile MD ASTM D-4595 33 (5.89) lbs/in (kg/cm)
Wide Width Tensile TD ASTM D-4595 23 (4.11) lbs/in (kg/cm)
Elongation at Break MD ASTM D-4595 110 percent
Elongation at Break TD ASTM D-4595 156 percent
Mullen Burst ASTM D-3786 214 (15) lbs/ (kg/cm2)
Puncture Resistance ASTM D-4833 72 (32.7) lbs (kg)
Trapezoid Tear Strength MD ASTM D-4533 64 (29) lbs (kg)
Trapezoid Tear Strength TD ASTM D-4533 45 (20.4) lbs (kg)
Permittivity(Constant Head) ASTM D-4491 2.02 sec-1
Permeability ASTM D-4491 0.72 cm/sec
Flow Rate ASTM D-4491 151 (6152)gal/ft2/min. (l/m2/min.)
Apparent Opening Size /micron ASTM D-4751 100 140/150 microns U.S. Sieve
Hydrocarbon Capacity (nominal) 1.5 (6.79) gal/yd2 (l/m2 )

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Oil Absorbent Fabric Applications

Oil absorbing Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric can be used in many ways. Some of the standard ways that oil absorbent fabric can be used are stormwater management and in oil spill cleanup. Specifically, oil blankets, which are usually the last line of defense along a shore in the event of an oil spill, are made using Ultra-Filter-Tex fabric. They are placed along the shore and in the surf and hold up to 8.3 gallons of oil, per each 5' x 10' blanket. The Spill Fence is related to the silt fence product, but uses Ultra-Filter-Tex with stakes and wire backing. This Spill Fence is usually placed in sensitive areas like marshes, wetlands, and shorelines with flat water.

Common Industries Where Ultra-Filter-Tex Excels:

  • Stormwater & Surface Water Filtration
  • Construction & Manufacturing
  • Marine Cleanup
  • Military Efforts
  • Restaurants
  • Oil Industry
  • Transportation Infrastructure

Oil Booms are for floating oil spills on open water and are available in lengths of 6 feet and are preinstalled with connecting hardware. For stormwater management applications, Ultra-Filter-Tex is available in many Drain Guard models, including the Ultra Drain Guard Recycled Model. The Ultra Drain Guard (Ultimate model) has hanging strips of Ultra-Filter-Tex AM (Antimicrobial), which kills destructive bacteria.

Ultra-Filter-Tex Applications At-A-Glance:

  • For Airports: absorb runoff from zipper and trench drains, and for oil spills and leaks in maintenance hangers
  • For Railroads: to absorb oil between tracks and under engines
  • For Restaurants: Absorbing roof-top oils around grill exhaust fans and vents and filtering oils in floor drains and grease traps
  • For Construction and Manufacturing: Ground cover under heavy equipment to absorb hydraulic fluid, oil leaks, and fuel spills and remove petroleum contaminates and sheen in sumps
  • For Marine Ecological Efforts: Oil spill cleanup, including every type of oil and viscosity and Shoreline protection from oil spill
  • And so much more!

Ultra-Filter-Tex is such a versatile product that so many industries and companies already use it. It's been proven in its field time and again. For more information on just how much it can help you and your projects, whatever your industry or area of expertise, contact us at 863-261-8388.

Oil Absorbent Fabric FAQs

Approximately 85 to 90 % of the absorbed oils can be reclaimed from the Ultra-Filter-Tex material and the media can be reused. This process is accomplished through a press or centrifuge.

When you compare the amount of oil and hydrocarbons that can be absorbed in the Ultra-Filter-Tex Fabric, it's easy to see how cost effective the oil absorbing fabric really it. Add to that all of its other benefits: environmentally friendly, flow rate (151 gal/ft2/min.), the amount of uses it has, and how it's been used in the field, the product speaks for itself.