Welcome to Waste Lock® - Superabsorbent Polymers
Since the company's inception in January of 2000, the WASTE LOCK® brand of super absorbent polymers has been widely valued for the absorption and stabilization of hazardous waste liquids. Originally focused on the solidification of low level radioactive waste (LLRW), the WASTE LOCK® products have established strong market shares in other environmental areas including metal plating waste, unused paints, medical waste, concrete slurries, oil & gas exploration and production and many others. The WASTE LOCK® super absorbent polymer is an approved sorbent at all the major LLRW disposal facilities as well as many other commercial, hazardous waste landfills.
Superabsorbents are approved for use by the United States Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) in the solidification of hazardous waste streams and are classified as "non-biodegradable." The value of super absorbent chemistry is that the polymers can absorb up to 400 times their weight in water yet increase the waste volume by less than 1%.
Furthermore, the backbone charged structure of super absorbent polymers gives the material a strong ion exchange capacity for soluble metals. Many waste streams when stabilized with WASTE LOCK® will pass EPA Toxic Characteristic Leachate Procedure (TCLP) tests for RCRA metals such as Chromium, Lead, Mercury, etc...