Made fiber could help Gulf oil spill cleanup

If a new cotton-and-carbon product made by a Waco company can outshine thousands of other idea submissions, it may prove useful in cleaning up the vast oil spill fouling areas of the Gulf Coast.

Fibertect was developed at Texas Tech University under a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to clean up chemical warfare agents.

It is now being made by Hobbs Bonded Fibers, 200 Commerce Drive in Waco. The material has been found to soak up oil, as well, said Ron Kendall, director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech.

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