SOLBERG Expands Product Certifications with RE-HEALING™ Fluorine-Free Foam Providing Enhanced Fire Safety and Environmental Sustainability
The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Listing Certification on the company’s RE-HEALING™ fluorine-free and ARCTIC™ AFFF / AR-AFFF (ATC™) foam concentrate product lines.
In addition to its outstanding fire performance and long drain times to provide superior vapor suppression, RE-HEALING Foam concentrates from Solberg are an innovative environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires with no environmental concerns for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. RE-HEALING Foam can be used with fresh, sea or brackish water and possess excellent fire extinguishment and superior burn back resistance due to its flow and rapid sealing characteristics. The product takes its name from the foam’s physical “resealing” characteristics. The ULC Certification for RE-HEALING Foam includes RF3, 3% and RF6, 6% concentrate types.
“All of the ingredients in RE-HEALING foam have been individually tested under the HOCNF protocol and are safe for use from the North Sea to the South Pacific” explained Solberg’s General Manager Steve Hansen. “Every question that has been asked of RE-HEALING foam has been answered without a sacrifice in fire performance.”
The expanded ULC Listing certification for RE-HEALING foam includes bladder tanks, proportioners, foam chambers, foam makers and fire sprinklers. “This is yet another milestone for Solberg” said Mitch Hubert – Vice President Global Product Development. “Solberg now offers the world’s only true fluorine-free foam concentrate that is multiple-agency product certified (UL, ULC, FM, EN, ICAO) and backed by the world’s only Foam Concentrate Environmental Warranty.”
Further to the ULC Certification on RE-HEALING Foam, Solberg also obtained ULC Certification on ARCTIC 1% AFFF, 3% AFFF, 1×3% ATC and 3×3% ATC foam concentrates. ARCTIC foam concentrates are 2015 compliant to the U.S. EPA Stewardship Program on C6 fluorine chemistry.
RE-HEALING and ARCTIC concentrates are very effective firefighting foams for flame knockdown, fire control, extinguishment, and burn-back resistance,” Hubert went onto say. “Control, extinguishing time, and burn-back resistance is paramount to the safety of firefighters everywhere. RE-HEALING and ARCTIC foam concentrates have shown excellent performance in each of these categories.”
Solberg, the firefighting foam products division of Amerex Corporation is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin with operations in Bergen, Norway and Sydney, Australia. The company has been involved with the manufacture of firefighting foams since the mid-1970s. Solberg’s unique technology and foam systems hardware is preferred by customers in the aerospace, aviation, chemical, defense, energy, fire services, marine, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pipeline, solvent & coatings and utilities industries.
More information can be found at: www.solbergfoam.com