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Constant Evolution Part 1

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.
The ban of PFOS required by an European and American Regulations, the decreasing of chains length (from 8 to 6 carbon atoms) in the fluorinated materials to reduce precursors of PFOA, the different proposals to limit the PFOA levels….

C8-Free world

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.

Auxquimia – SICUR 2016

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.
Auxquimia has presented some top performance products mainly focus on the Oil&Gas specific risks

Trasanlantic partnership

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.

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