New foam approvals for Dafo Fomtec

Published:  23 January, 2014

Four C6-foam concentrates pass UL rigorous fire and performance tests – ‘significant milestone’ achieved.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is one of the most renowned and widely accepted approvals in the fire industry. It not only tests the foam concentrate with tough fire testing, but also verifies the concentrate can be proportioned accurately though proprietary inductors and fixed proportioner systems across a wide ambient temperature range, while also proving to deliver effective foam quality through portable foam making equipment and fixed foam systems.

Dafo Fomtec has announced that its latest four foam concentrates pass UL’s rigorous fire and performance testing criteria, adding to their comprehensive UL listed product portfolio:

  • Fomtec ARC 1x3 Ultra AR-AFFF
  • Fomtec ARC 3x3 Ultra AR-AFFF
  • Fomtec ARC 3x6 Ultra AR-AFFF
  • Fomtec ARC 3x3 NV Avalanche AR-FFFP

These latest concentrates represent a significant milestone as they are all C6-fluorotelomer surfactant-based formulations, which are considered environmentally responsible. They are non toxic, not bioaccumulative, not developmental toxins and cannot breakdown to PFOA. These products utilise the latest cutting-edge chemistry combining leading fire performance and environmentally responsible C6 formulations.

All four concentrates are listed for use at 4.1L/min/m2 for hydrocarbon fuels, and 6.15L/min/m2 for alcohol-type polar solvent chemicals..

In addition the NV Avalanche AR-FFFP has a low viscosity, enabling minimum storage and proportioning at -6.7°C.

‘These excellent competitive products begin a new chapter in Dafo Fomtec’s comprehensive foam concentrate line-up to meet your future needs,’ commented Mike Taylor, International Sales, Dafo Fomtec.

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