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St. Johnsville firm’s foam to help clean up Gulf oil spill

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OpFlex was never one of Cellect Plastics’ most popular products, but it’s all CEO Scott Smith has thought about for the past two weeks. OpFlex is a polyolefin foam that repels water but absorbs oils and hydrocarbons. Oil company BP, whose drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 people and causing a massive oil spill, has agreed to purchase the absorbent foam from Cellect to help with the cleanup efforts, Smith said ...

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