Good fire protection is not only effective and safe for the user, but also takes the environment into account. Ever since the start of the Milieukeur (Eco-label) for fire extinguishers, Saval has repeatedly succeeded in further reducing the fluorine content in extinguishing foam. Now Saval is taking a fundamental step: the new Bioclass F3 foam extinguishers are completely fluorine-free, without sacrificing the extinguishing capacity on both solid and liquid fires. With Bioclass F3 the choice is simple: choose for safety and choose for our environment.
Fluorosurfactants and other perfluorinated compounds play an important role in all kinds of products: cleaning and maintenance products, packaging materials, fabrics and coatings. But also in fire extinguishing foams, the special properties of fluorine compounds ensure higher effectiveness and a long shelf life. But these man-made chemicals have a major drawback: they are so stable that they cannot be broken down by nature and they also accumulate in animal fat tissues. At present the measured levels are still low, but in the long term fluorosurfactants could also end up in the human food chain in harmful amounts.
There is only one good solution for this problem: ensuring that these substances can no longer end up in the environment. We took the first step a few years ago by placing the harmful fluorosurfactants in a separate container in the extinguisher. Now we are taking the ultimate step: the new Bioclass F3 foam extinguishers are 100% fluorine-free.
The Bioclass F3 fluorine-free foam extinguishers are the perfect solution for the most common fire scenarios. However, in order to be able to cope with above-average fire risks, fluorine in foam extinguishers is still necessary. In our Bioclass HR+ foam extinguishers the harmful fluorine components are housed in a hermetically sealed container, so that the environment is not at risk.
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