Naylor Acquires European Distribution Rights

Posted: Friday 2nd January 2015

Yorkshire based Naylor Drainage Ltd has acquired the European distribution rights for Smart Sponge, a hi-tech technology which removes hydrocarbons from surface water. The product is manufactured by Abtech Industries, an American company based in Arizona.

AbTech’s Smart Sponge technology has a unique molecular structure based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons. Smart Sponge absorbs hydrocarbons on contact, transforming liquid hydrocarbon pollution into a solid, manageable waste which can be used as a waste to fuel energy. In addition, the Smart Sponge remains buoyant in calm or agitated water.

An additional material, Smart Sponge Plus can, as confirmed by recent Environment Agency lab tests, dramatically reduce bacteria levels in storm water, removing pollutants such as e-coli and enterococci.

Naylor Drainage is a fourth generation family business which manufactures clay and plastic pipes. Barry Marshall, formerly of Burden and Source Control Systems has joined Naylor as Product Manager for Smart Sponge which is a cornerstone of the recently formed Naylor Environmental division.

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