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16 Dec 2021
Updates on PFAS in use and in the environment
Two updates have recently been published regarding Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS), including fluorosurfactants used in firefighting foams.Firstly, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) have published a position paper to...

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c6 news
3 Dec 2021
Not all C6 AFFFs are the same!
We have had analysis carried out of the Perfluorinated Compound (PFC) content on both our Aberdeen Foam 1% AFFF-LF and a leading competitor's foam: the results speak for themselves!To download...

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30 Nov 2021
International Firefighting Foam PFAS bans
As you know, the use of fluorinated foams - including AFFFs - has been under considerable scrutiny over the last few years due to environmental concerns regarding PFOS and PFOA.This...

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Federal Aviation Administration
29 Nov 2021
US Federal Air Administration Admits No Fluorine Free Foams meet Milspec
The US Federal Air Administration (FAA) have published a “Cert Alert” discussing a recent change to the Military Specification (Milspec) related to firefighting foams used in American Airports.The use of...

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13 Sep 2021
Restriction on the use of AFFF-C6 offshore
In our opinion, AFFF-LF-C6 foams as used in the North Sea UKCS do not, at this moment, have a Fluorine Free drop-in replacement which can be used by our offshore...

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FOAM CONCENTRATE TESTING REPORT
4 Oct 2019
What samples are needed for foam testing?
One of the things our Foam Testing Laboratory is asked most often is: what samples do I need to have my foam tested?To ensure your foam is tested as quickly...

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15 Feb 2019
News article: "The price of safety"
An article by Marc S. Reisch entitled "The price of fire safety" was published in the January issue of Chemical & Engineering News.The article is an overview of the history...

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3 Jul 2018
No matter what changes happen in the FireFighting Foam market – we’ve got you covered. Established in 1984, we have 30+ years’ experience in FireFighting Foams and Foam Testing. As Scotland’s only...

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21 Dec 2017
Understanding why Fire Fighting Foams can Fail
As recommended by international standards such as NFPA 11: 2021 and BS EN 13565-2: 2018, Fire Fighting Foam Concentrates should be inspected and tested at least annually by a reputable...

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FFF HOME Testing
20 Dec 2017
Introducing our new Worldwide Testing Service!
We know it’s not always easy to access a local foam test Laboratory, especially one with a proven track record that can deliver a fast, effective and impartial service.We have...

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FoamSeal
20 Dec 2017
Introducing - Foam Seal Oil
We’re proud to introduce our latest product – Foam Seal Oil – designed to offer a non-reactive barrier on stored Foam Concentrates, to help minimise evaporation and deterioration.Our Foam Seal...

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induction foam
19 Dec 2017
New - Induction Foam!
After 18 months of research and product development, we are now proud to be introducing our brand-new Induction Foam for offshore and onshore calibrations. Click here to view the Induction...

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EU
5 Dec 2017
EU New Regulation: EU 2017/1000, June 13 2017
A new European Commission Regulation  EU 2017/1000 was published on June 13 2017 regarding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances.The regulation requires that by 4th July 2020, fire fighting...

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c6 news
15 Feb 2017
C6 Fire Fighting Foam - C6 Update
Over the last 15+ years, the Fire Fighting Foam Industry has been working to understand how environmental pollution arising from the use of non-C6 fluorinated AFFF concentrates can be removed.As...

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hi explosion
20 Jan 2017
A Hi-Ex Explosion!
In November of 2016, a Californian neighbourhood was covered by a sea of High Expansion Fire Fighting Foam after a fire-alarm malfunction at the nearby Mineta San José International Airport.   The foam began overflowing from...

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