Ultra-X-Tex

Ultra-X-Tex material, a long-time staple in our stormwater management product line is an exceptional tool for oil spill cleanup. The Ultra-X-Tex rolled fabric is different than polypropylene in that it allows water to instantly filter through the material and pulls off the oil selectively as the material is hydrophilic.

Ultratech Spill Containment Products

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SKU: 15-XTEX-9310

$2,556.96

Ultra-X-Tex Absorbency Absorbency: 1.5 Gal/YdSq.
Ultra-X-Tex Absorbs Absorbs: Fuels/Oils
Ultra-X-Tex Size Size: 60" x 250'
Ultra-X-Tex Incinerable Incinerable: Yes
Ultra-X-Tex Anchors Anchors: No
Ultra-X-Tex

Product Details

Ultra-X-Tex material, a long-time staple in our stormwater management product line is an exceptional tool for oil spill cleanup. The Ultra-X-Tex rolled fabric is different than polypropylene in that it allows water to instantly filter through the material and pulls off the oil selectively as the material is hydrophilic. Polypropylene repels the water and this can make it take longer for the oil to be readily absorbed in a surf environment where the oil is no longer a surface sheen, rather it is being broken up in the surf.

Ultra-X-Tex is a highly efficient, lipophilic lightweight fiber matrix that adsorbs eight to sixteen times its weight of hydrocarbons or vegetable oils yet allows large volumes of water to pass through. Ultra-X-Tex is a new and unique lipophilic media with a multitude of potential environmental applications. Ultra-X-Tex is produced from recycled synthetic fibers. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, these fibers are blended and processed into a lightweight fiber mass with enormous surface area and interstitial spaces creating a high performance sorbent and filter media*. Our fiber blend is also utilized in our Ultra-X- Tex Rolled Fabric, designed for use as a durable long lasting geo-textile and filter media.

Ultra-X-Tex excels as a spill removal media capable of sorbing liquid hydrocarbons, including petroleum, animal and vegetable oils onto its vast fiber mass surfaces and into process-created interstitial spaces. Ultra-X-Tex is cost effective in comparison to many conventional filtering media, adsorbing/absorbing an average of 13 times its own weight of liquid hydrocarbons. Approximately 85-90 % of sorbed oils can be reclaimed from Ultra-X-Tex and the media reused. Ultra-X-Tex is environmentally benign and user-friendly. It does not leach harmful substances into the environment and when incinerated produces minimal residue or ash.

Ultra-X-Tex has many uses in addition to basic clean up functions. It is a versatile material that can be easily cut and sewn as a normal fabric. Some uses include:

Oil Blankets are a concept that is being well received as a last line of defense along the shore and in the surf. Each 5′ x 10′ Oil Blanket can hold up to 3.9 gallons of oil.

Spill Fence – this “silt fence” type application uses stakes and wire backing, the Ultra X-Tex can be placed in front of marshes, wetlands and any shoreline where it’s relatively flat water. The ability of Ultra X-Tex to allow water to easily flow through it while pulling off the oil makes it an excellent filter material and protective barrier for sensitive estuaries.

Oil Booms – Available from UltraTech in 6′ lengths with pre-installed connecting hardware. The Skirted Model also provides a 34″ skirt to capture sub-surface oil.

Stormwater Management – Ultra-X-Tex is available in many of our Stormwater Management products.

Ultra-X-Tex

Specifications

TypeRolled Fabric
Dimensions60" W x 250' L

Material Specifications

TestMethodUnitsResult
Mass Per Unit AreaASTM 5261oz/yd. (g/m)11.0 (341.16)
Grab Tensile MDASTM D-4632lbs (kg)118 (53.5)
Grab Tensile TDASTM D-4632lbs (kg)89 (40.4)
Elongation at Peak MDASTM D-4632percent131
Elongation at Peak TDASTM D-4632percent172
Wide Width Tensile MDASTM D-4595lbs/in (kg/cm)33 (5.89)
Wide Width Tensile TDASTM D-4595lbs/in (kg/cm)23 (4.11)
Elongation at Break MDASTM D-4595percent110
Elongation at Break TDASTM D-4595percent156
Mullen BurstvASTM D-3786lbs/sq.in (kg/cm2)214 (15)
Puncture ResistanceASTM D-4833lbs (kg)72 (32.7)
Trapezoid Tear Strength MDASTM D-4533lbs (kg)64 (29)
Trapezoid Tear Strength TDASTM D-4533lbs (kg)45 (20.4)
Permittivity(Constant Head)ASTM D-4491sec-12.02
PermeabilityASTM D-4491cm/sec0.72
Flow RateASTM D-4491gal/ft2/min. (l/m2/min.)151 (6152)
Apparent Opening Size / micronASTM D-4751microns (U.S. Sieve)100 140/150
Hydrocarbon Capacity (nominal)-gal/yd2 (l/m2)1.5 (6.79)
Ultra-X-Tex

Product Brand

The founders of UltraTech International pioneered the field of spill containment products in the early 1980’s. UltraTech was formed in 1993 with one goal in mind: to create the world’s finest offering of spill containment and spill response products. Since then, its vision has expanded into additional product categories and the company now features a product line that consists of over 400 unique products.

Focusing intensely on meeting customer needs in an innovative and cost-effective manner, the company has introduced an average of 20 new products per year. UltraTech's design and development team is credited with nearly 50 patents. Its lines of “problem solver” products are market leaders in the following categories:

  • Spill Containment
  • Stormwater Management
  • Facility Protection
  • Construction Compliance
  • Oil Spill
  • Microbes
  • Rad Waste Management

UltraTech’s manufacturing facility is located in northeast Ohio, an excellent location to ship throughout North America. The 100,000+ square foot factory is ISO 9002 certified and features state-of-the-art rotational molding machines and assembly operations.

UltraTech products are available throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean through an extensive network of safety, industrial and environmental products distributors. Field support is provided by knowledgeable and experienced manufacturer representatives and company personnel.

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