GALP Energia has eventually granted Auxquimia a 5 year contract for the supply of all their firefighting foam concentrates in the refineries of Sines and Matosinhos.
In the last decade there have been many advances in foam for firefighting. Since 2001 the multinational 3M ceased to manufacture surfactants and fluorinated AFFF foams due to the ban on PFOS (perfluorooctyl sulfonates), a flurry of development has been carried out by manufacturers of fluorinated derivatives and foams.
A world free of C8 and fluoro-compounds is not unattainable, writes Alberto Menéndez of Auxquimia.
Auxquimia has been in February this year in SICUR 2016 which tooks place in Madrid from 23rd to 26th February.
This exhibition is a reference in the South of Europe for companies involves in industrial safety.
The three day Workshop, was organized jointly by AUXQUIMIA and the JOVELLANOS Fire Training Centre, located near the city of Gijón, with active backing and participation by LASTFIRE and JOIFF.
In May 2014 foam manufacturer Auxquimia became part of the US group ICL Performance Products. IFJ speaks with Auxquimia global sales manager Alberto Menendez to find out what’s next for the Spanish company.
Javier Castro, technical director, Auxquimia reviews the most significant developments in the foam sector in the last decade incluiding standars, environmental, regulations, fuels, foam concentrates and fighting systems.