BIO-EX: a high-performance biodegradable foam to fight fires and toxic spills

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Citation

(2000), "BIO-EX: a high-performance biodegradable foam to fight fires and toxic spills", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2000.07309aad.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


BIO-EX: a high-performance biodegradable foam to fight fires and toxic spills

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BIO-EX: a high-performance biodegradable foam to fight fires and toxic spills

French company BIO-EX has developed a new range of environmentally-friendly fire fighting foams. These foams are biodegradable, and are resistant to variations in external temperatures. Their low viscosity means that BIO-EX foams put out fires quickly and can function at low pressure and low temperatures. These foams create a film on hydrocarbon matter, and a thin gel on polar and special products preventing any risk of re-ignition or the release of gases or toxic fumes. The high performance of BIO-EX foams exceeds current European standards.

BIO FILMOPOL 3 and BIO NEWPOL 3S are multi-purpose foams for fighting hydrocarbon and polar solvent fires. Their single concentration application rate of 3 per cent means they are long-lasting and easy to store. BIO FOR C, on the other hand, an additive for class A fires (forests, towns, homes, cars, gas, paper mills) is a foaming/wetting agent for use at very low concentrations: from 0.1 per cent to 0.6 per cent. So, as well as providing significant cost savings and water self-sufficiency, which enables a higher number of turnarounds, BIO FOR C also limits water damage in urban environments, so reducing the clearing time by the firemen.

BIO-EX is the leading supplier to prestige chemical industries. It is an ISO 9001-certified European leader, thanks to services like centralised 24-hour emergency services, and its product development. For more information, please contact: Dan Ray, Press Officer, FTPB, 21-24 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7TB. Fax +44 (0) 207 235 2773; E-mail: dan.ray.ftpb@cfme-actim.com