MBT absorbent socks can be used in numerous ways. Our hazmat socks surround toxic chemical storage areas, general socks protect drains and keep fluids from seeping into walkways, and oil only socks are used to skim oil off of water and to keep water from entering doorways. Industrial absorbent socks are ideal for cleaning up spills around machine bases, equipment as well as chemical spills. Our absorbent polypropylene socks soak up oil, coolant, solvents, water and aggressive chemicals. MBT cellulose (made from paper) absorbent socks absorb the most liquids.