The SILEXA™ Range

SILEXA™: A revolution in filtration material designed and developed by Bowman's own laboratory.

A technical advancement in the use of alternative materials has enabled Bowman's head of research and development to create the SILEXA™ absorbent spillage product range from recycled glass bottles.

Our unique manufacturing process has turned a reclaimed waste material into a lightweight, easy-to-use, non-flammable, super-absorbent spillage media.

SILEXA™ Industrial Filtration Products

SILEXA™: Absorbent spillage product made from recycled glass.

SILEXA™ Sorb

SILEXA™ Sorb is our loose absorbent material which is ideal to be used on liquid spillages. It is available in two specifications Oil selective (hydrophobic, oleophilic) and Multi-purpose maintenance.

  • Light Weight - 25 litres by volume - weighing just 2kg
  • Easy-to-use
  • Super-Absorbent - 7 times its own weight
  • Non-flammable
  • Floats on water - Oil selective product
  • Repels water - Oil selective product
  • Absorbs fuels and oils even on water - Oil selective product
  • Leaves no residues

SILEXA™ Sorb is a multi-use product that can be used as a packaging material for despatch and shipping, and is an ideal lightweight media for packaging product samples and laboratory chemicals. It also has the additional benefit of being able to absorb and contain any leakage during carriage.

SILEXA™ Sorb is manufactured to the following specifications:-
BS 7959-1:2004 & BS 7959-3:2007

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SILEXA™ Sorb

SILEXA™ Pillows

This highly absorbent range includes a hand size SILEXA™ Blotter, specifically produced for soaking up smaller drips and splashes.

The Blotter is approximately 210 x 170mm and is capable of absorbing just over 500 grams of liquid.

SILEXA™ Pillows are used on larger spillages and leaks. We have two pillow sizes: 485 x 240mm* capable of absorbing 2.88kg of liquid, and 485 x 390mm* capable of absorbing 5.90kg of liquid, made in two specifications Oil selective (hydrophobic, oleophilic) and Multi-purpose Maintenance. The Oil selective product can be used on marine/water environments and tanks, etc.

SILEXA™ Pillows are manufactured to the following specifications:-
BS 7959-1:2004, BS 7959-2:2000 & BS7959-3:2007

Subject to minimum order quantities, design and manufacturing capacities, Bowman can manufacture any bespoke size of SILEXA™ Pillow to meet any clients' specific requirements as all of our pillows, pads and socks are made in our own facility.

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*Approximate size

SILEXA™ Pillows

SILEXA™ Socks

SILEXA™ socks are the most flexible product in our range and complement any maintenance/spillage kit. Each sock is 1,330mm long x 45mm* in diameter and capable of absorbing 1.98kg of liquid.

It is designed to be pliant, supple and absorbent enough for the user to mould, form and comply with any tight, difficult shape, restricted space and/or machine. SILEXA™ socks also have the same user friendly characteristics when saturated.

SILEXA™ socks

The product is available in the same two specifications: Oil selective (hydrophobic, oleophilic) and Multi-purpose maintenance. The Oil selective product can be used on land and marine/water spillages as single items or tied together in multiples.

SILEXA™ Sorb is manufactured to the following specifications:-
BS 7959-1:2004 & BS 7959-3:2007

*Approximate size

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SILEXA™ Socks

Subject to minimum order quantities, design and manufacturing capacities Bowman can manufacture any bespoke size of SILEXA™ socks to meet individual requirements.

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SILEXA™ Carbon

Bowman has spent years sourcing the highest quality activated granular carbons from around the globe. We import in excess of 350,000kgs of carbon per annum for use in our high specification products.

SILEXA™ Carbon

We have secured a quality supply of hard wood carbon which has the environmental benefits of coming from an approved sustainable source - Our Carbon products are FSC Certified. Our range of carbons are used by a wide variety of business sectors: waste management, water treatment, agricultural, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and engineering – all of which require different types of particulate, vapour/air, water filtration and purification levels.

Our storage/stock holding capacity at any time is between 90 – 120,000kgs which not only meets existing demand but gives us the flexibility to service additional volumes as required.

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SILEXA™ Carbon
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