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SOLBERG® RE-HEALING™ Fluorine-Free Foam Achieves FM Approval Certification

RE-HEALING RF3, 3% foam concentrate being applied to a large simulated storage tank fire

RE-HEALING RF3, 3% foam concentrate being applied to a large simulated storage tank fire

June 6 , 2014

Solberg announced today the company has achieved FM Approval on the company’s RE-HEALING™ RF3, 3% and ARCTIC™ 3×3% ATC™ firefighting foam concentrates.

RE-HEALING Foam concentrate is a high performance fluorine-free foam concentrate for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fires. The product is also used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous vapors. The new FM Approval includes use with bladder tanks, proportioners, foam chambers, foam makers and fire sprinklers.

“Advances in foam technology have completed another revolution of the fire science world. We have passed from protein to fluorine containing foam in the 20th century to high performance non-halide containing RE-HEALING foam for the 21st century,” explained Solberg’s General Manager Steve Hansen. “All of the ingredients in RE-HEALING foam concentrates have been individually tested under the HOCNF protocol and are safe for use from the North Sea to the South Pacific. Every question that has been asked of RE-HEALING foam has been answered without a sacrifice in fire performance.”

RE-HEALING RF3, 3% foam concentrate is both UL Listed and FM Approved for use in automatic sprinkler systems at exactly the same application rates and sprinkler operating pressures as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrates. Equal system performance has been achieved with a completely fluorine-free concentrate that also happens to be high performance firefighting foam.

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Solberg has been on a roll lately! We encourage them to keep up the great work and continue to make McWane proud!

Solberg Receives THINC! Innovation Award

Solberg THINC

L – R: Solberg’s Jerry Borowski, Dave Pelton, and Mitch Hubert Receive the THINC! Innovation Award – Product

May 21, 2014

Press Release – Global Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Solberg Receives THINC! Innovation Award
Company Recognized for RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Innovation

Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced the company was one of five Northeast Wisconsin regional companies and organizations named winners of the first Insight Innovation Awards at the 3rd Annual THINC! Event held May 20, 2014.

Recognized globally for its environmentally-friendly firefighting foam concentrates and foam suppression systems hardware used in industries ranging from aerospace and aviation to petrochemical and utilities, The Solberg Company caught the eye of the judges and received the Innovation Award for “Product.”

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Dave Pelton, Vice President – Global Marketing of Solberg. “We are profoundly committed to developing high performing foam products that have an environment-friendly profile to protect and safeguard life, property and the environment.”

Called RE-HEALING™ Foam, the high-performance, environmentally-friendly foam concentrate is the first significant innovation in firefighting foam since the 1960s, when synthetic-based foam concentrates replaced foams based of animal proteins for use on Class B fuel fires. RE-HEALING Foam is also used to prevent re-ignition of exposed fuels and provides vapor suppression.

“We felt it was a necessary step in the evolution of firefighting foam products that a new technology was brought forward.  Something new and innovative that moved the fire protection industry in a different direction.  It’s been our goal to take those kinds of innovations and couple them into existing products and new product that we develop in order to make the most sustainable and cleanest products that we can for our customers,” said Solberg’s General Manager, Steve Hansen.

Coordinated and hosted by Insight Publications LLC, Appleton, THINC! (Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference) was designed to shine the spotlight on innovation in the New North (Wisconsin) region. A total of 43 companies were nominated for the Insight Innovation Award. Other award categories were: People, Process, Planet and Integrating Innovation.

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with operations in Bergen, Norway, and Sydney, Australia, Solberg (an Amerex Corporation 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.

About Solberg

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