SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates
The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), and Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Listing Certification on the company’s ARCTIC™ 6% AFFF foam concentrate.
ARCTIC™ foam concentrates from SOLBERG are PFOS-free synthetic firefighting foam concentrates used to effectively extinguish Class B fuel fires. ARCTIC foam concentrates provide rapid extinguishment and excellent burn back resistance and can be used in fresh, salt or brackish water.
In May 2012, ARCTIC AFFF and ATC foam product lines became C6 fluorochemical based, making Solberg the first foam manufacturer in the Americas to offer commercially available foam concentrates that are compliant to the 2015 U.S. EPA Stewardship Program.
In addition to UL/ULC Certification, ARCTIC 6% AFFF has also been tested to and meets the fire performance test criteria of European Standard EN 1568 Part 3 and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Level B as witnessed and certified by DNV-GL.
“Solberg is committed to environmental responsibility, compliance with regulations affecting foam agents, and leadership in foam chemistry” said Mitch Hubert, Vice President of Global Product Development.
ARCTIC AFFF foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires and are available in 1% and 3% concentrations. ARCTIC AR-AFFF foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates available include 1X3%, 3×3%, and 3×6% ATC™ formulations. All ARCTIC foam concentrates can be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous odors, and will improve extinguishment in deep-seated fires.
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.
For more information, go to www.solbergfoam.com