A world free of C8 and fluoro-compounds is not unattainable, writes Alberto Menéndez of Auxquimia.
We are facing challenging times in fire fighting. The traditional tools that protect both us and our assets are being closely
evaluated and some of them are being ruled out in order to keep our world healthy for the future. As regards foam concentrates, manufacturers are striving to develop products with the maximum performance but without the most effective ingredient required to achieve it, fluoro-compounds.
Following environmental concerns, Auxquimia began manufacturing all its AFFFs with mostly C6 fluoro-chemicals back in the 1980s and we finally eliminated all C8 chemistry in 2014.