Skimmer Manufacturer Contributes to Gulf Cleanup
Abanaki Corporation (Cleveland, Ohio) says its patent-pending Fuzzy2 oil skimmer material has exceeded expectations during oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
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The material is attached to the surfaces of 30-inch-diameter skimming disks on a floating skimmer manufactured by Crucial, Inc. of
Unlike other skimmer disk materials, Fuzzy2 features a hairy surface that greatly increases its surface area. This makes the material more effective at removing oil floating on the surface, the company says. Another key advantage cited by the company is that the material can be retrofitted to virtually any brand of drum or disk-type skimmer to triple pickup rates.