It has come to our attention that there are persons and organisations claiming to be the owners of the recoil™ technology. We are also aware of websites using our media without our permission.


The recoil™ technology and Intellectual Property is exclusively owned by Advanced Simplicity.

recoil™ is an innovative oil absorbent foam that has been engineered to offer many unique advantages.


As a result of this engineering, recoil™ can be made into a variety of sizes and shapes that provide a near 100% clean up.


recoil™ is ideal for emergency situations, small and large oil spills, and port and harbour clean up maintenance.


Because recoil™ has been designed with simplicity in mind, it can manufactured quickly by almost anyone with little training.



what is recoil ?


recoil™ overcomes the challenges of oil spill emergency response and long-term clean up issues. It provides a fast and efficient means of managing contamination situations in a simple and effective manner.

recoil is special


recoil™ is about simplicity. It empowers anyone to be able to respond to an oil spill situation.


recoil™ offers many benefits including:


  • excellent absorbency that reaches 90% of its maximum within 15 minutes
  • the more persistent the oil type, the more it is absorbed
  • the ability to also absorb very light fractions such as kerosene
  • it is easy to use
  • it is easy to retrieve and can be collected at a different time without losing the oil that has been absorbed
  • it acts as a first stage treatment for emulsions
  • it does not sink
  • its performance does not degrade with movement


in fact, recoil is very special


Some of the more unique properties that recoil™ offers are:


  • where necessary, it aids in the effectiveness of other conventional treatment methods
  • it can be made into almost any shape including square pads, strips, cylinders, circles or anything else imaginable
  • it can be manufactured quickly at the site of a spill


One of the most impressive advantages that recoil™ offers is the ability to recover the absorbed oil. Extraction of the absorbed oil allows for re-processing and re-use.


recoil™ protects our non-renewable resources and ensures that we do not waste the oil that we have already taken out of the ground.


More oil is spilled from the Niger Delta’s network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico - United Nations University

approvals and accreditations


recoil™ has already received the following:


  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) non-OSCA acceptance
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) approval
  • National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Product Registration Permit (Nigeria)


recoil™ is currently undergoing other international approval processes.

recoil™ was nominated for the 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award.


Click here to read our interview with the American Chemistry Council.


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