Industry News | January 7, 2010

Line of Foodservice Absorbents to Launch

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New Pig Corporation, provider of industrial absorbents for more than two decades, is launching a new line of absorbent spill cleanup products designed exclusively for the foodservice industry. Highly absorbent and easily deployed, the quick-wicking, PIG Absorbents clean up spills, splatters, and splashes of oil, grease, water, and other liquids faster and more efficiently than paper towels and mops, providing operators with long-term savings in time and money.

The next generation of foodservice cleanup products includes: PIG Absorbent Flat Mop, a strong, lightweight, and easily maneuverable metal alloy handle paired with highly absorbent 8-layer pads that capture 10 ounces of oil, grease, or water-based liquids; PIG Absorbent Spill Pads, 8-layer, quick-wicking, fine-fiber, over-sized pads that absorb and retain 20 ounces of oil, grease, and water-based liquids without dripping or falling apart; and PIG Spill Control Socks, designed to quickly wick and retain 96 ounces of liquid and hug the floor so that no liquid seeps past the barrier.

"PIG absorbents are trusted by thousands of industrial and commercial users worldwide to keep their workplaces clean and safe," says Mark Woytowich, business leader of New Pig's Foodservice Platform. "To us, restaurants are yet another setting with all kinds of liquid spills, messes, and slip-and-fall hazards, so it only made sense that we apply our expertise and experience in foodservice, as well."

According to the National Restaurant Association, nearly three million employees and one million customers are injured in slip-and-fall accidents in restaurants each year with the average cost per insurance claim approximately $23,000. Two billion dollars are spent on such injuries and is growing at 10 percent, including guests' injuries, which are 25 percent of the total.

"Injuries due to slippery floors are both common and costly," Woytowich says. "Safer, cleaner floors help reduce slip-and-fall hazards, but our products do more than help prevent accidents. They also allow operators to spend less time cleaning up messes and more time serving their customers."

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