Murrenhil Corporation

April 19, 2013 12:17 ET

Canadian Entrepreneur Continues to Revolutionize Oil Spill Response: ROC Oil Cling Pads™

LINDSAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 19, 2013) - Today, Murrenhil Corporation, developer of environmental protection technology used worldwide, launches their ROC Oil Cling Pad™.

Murrenhil Corporation is a previous Innovation Award Winner and elected Environmental Hero for their ROC (Rapid Oil Containment) Barrier™, the world's fastest oil containment system, designed to reach and trap an oil spill within minutes. Dedicated to protecting the planet's water, they currently service customers with the ROC Barrier all over the world, working with many environmentally proactive organizations including Chevron Corporation, United States Coast Guard, Suncor Energy Lubricants Centre and Rocky Mountain Environmental Ltd.

The ROC Oil Cling Pad is 100% recyclable, and ideal for recreational and small scale commercial usage due to its light weight, compact size, easy storage and oil-adsorbing properties. Depending on viscosity, the Pad is able to adsorb up to 200 times its own weight. An excellent carry-on for all sized watercrafts and vehicles it can be used by everyone and may be used for spilled fuels/hydrocarbons during refuelling, transferring and transport. Captured hydrocarbons may be reclaimed as the pad floats on water but does not absorb it. It is also safe to use on animals, minerals and marine life.

Product testing was completed at Fleming College's Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment. Funding for this testing was made available by Fleming College through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's Applied Research and Commercialization initiative. Results show that the ROC Oil Cling Pad™ is able to adsorb 40% to 60% more hydrocarbons than conventional pads. "It's a highly innovative approach that signals a cost-effective shift in the way oil spills are managed," highlights Dr. Brent Wootton, Director & Senior Scientist of CAWT.

For more information about Murrenhil Corporation or their products, visit www.murrenhil.com or call 1.800.808.1927.

Attention broadcast media: Quality footage of a ROC Oil Cling Pad™ demonstration is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODAVgiScd1w.

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