The US Air Force has awarded a $6.2 million contract to to ICL Performance products to replace all their firefighting foam used in fire vehicles with an environmentally responsible foam to reduce the risk of possible contamination of soil and groundwater.
The foam concentrate would be manufactured by AUXQUIMIA, based in Spain which holds a fantastic reputation in terms of firefighting performance.
The contract consists of a unique supply of 418.000 gallons of Phos-Chek 3 percent, six carbon chain aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).
The Air Force expects delivery to begin in August and for all foam in fire vehicles and fire stations to be replaced by the end of 2016 in their different air bases worldwide.
Phos-Chek was developed under the EPA’s PFC Stewardship Program. The foam is PFOS free, and contains little or no PFOA.