3M™ T-12 3″ X 12′ White Petroleum Sorbent Mini-Boom absorbs 100% more oil by weight than other leading melt blown sorbents. Petroleum sorbent mini-boom has a scrim on one side to increase strength and help eliminate linting. Sorbent material in the pad is a selective sorbent, that only “sorb” hydrocarbon-based liquids (oleophilic) and repel aqueous-based liquids (hydrophobic). Temperature/humidity resistant boom is typically used because of their tube-like shape to encircle spills and contain leaks. Economic pad can be wrung out, re-used and disposed of easily. It finds application in controlling, cleaning up, recovering oil or petroleum based liquids from effluent discharge, streams, ponds, lakes, rivers, drain, pumps or other bodies of water, in-plant spills under leaking equipment and machinery in place of clay granules.