ARCTIC™ 3X6% ATC™ AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification
Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today at the FDIC International trade exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana the company has achieved Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), and Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Listing Certification on the company’s ARCTIC™ 3X6% ATC™ AR-AFFF foam concentrate.
ARCTIC™ foam concentrates from SOLBERG are PFOS-free synthetic firefighting foam concentrates used to effectively extinguish Class B fuel fires. ARCTIC foam concentrates provide rapid extinguishment and excellent burn back resistance and can be used in fresh, salt or brackish water.
In May 2012, ARCTIC AFFF and ATC foam product lines became C6 fluorochemical based, making Solberg the first foam manufacturer in the Americas to offer commercially available foam concentrates that are compliant to the 2015 U.S. EPA Stewardship Program.
Under the EPA 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program, fluorochemical manufacturers have voluntarily agreed to a 95% reduction of C8 and longer homologues by year end 2010, and eliminate all C8 and longer homologues by year-end 2015.
“We’re elated to have reached this level of product development and fire performance with our ARCTIC product line” said Steve Hansen, General Manager of Solberg. “Solberg is committed to environmental responsibility, compliance with regulations affecting foam agents, and leadership in foam chemistry.”
ARCTIC ATC foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates are available in 1X3%, 3X3%, and 3X6% ATC formulations. ARCTIC AFFF foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires and are available in 1%, 3% and 6% concentrations. All ARCTIC foam concentrates can be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous odors, and will improve extinguishment in deep-seated fires.
ARCTIC concentrates are very effective firefighting foams for flame knockdown, fire control, extinguishment, and burn-back resistance,” said Mitch Hubert – Vice President Global Product Development. “Control, extinguishing time, and burn-back resistance are paramount to the safety of firefighters everywhere. ARCTIC foam concentrates have shown excellent performance in each of these categories.”
Solberg, the firefighting foam products division of Amerex Corporation is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin with operations in Bergen, Norway and Sydney, Australia. The company has been involved with the manufacture of firefighting foams since the mid-1970s.
Solberg’s unique technology and foam systems hardware is preferred by customers in the aerospace, aviation, chemical, defense, energy, fire services, marine, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pipeline, solvent & coatings and utilities industries.
Solberg is an Amerex Corporation company with a European heritage. The company is a global one-stop resource for firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware and accessories. Solberg offers environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free foam concentrate products, an innovation in Class B firefighting foam and traditional firefighting foam concentrates. Solberg’s people and processes are committed to quality, service and safety along with environmental responsibility. This philosophy enables the company to flourish while delivering innovations and value. More information can be found at: www.solbergfoam.com