Tyco plans to cease fluorinated firefighting foam production

Milwaukee, Wi

Tyco Fire Protection Products has announced it will discontinue the production and sale of fluorinated firefighting foams by June 2024, including Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) and related products, and will transition to non-fluorinated foam alternatives.

"We have long been a leader in delivering the most innovative, life-saving fire protection solutions in the industry," said Chris Eichmann, vice president and general manager, Global Fire Solutions. "Recent advances have allowed us to create a portfolio of new, non-fluorinated firefighting foam solutions that are effective against a range of fire conditions. Today's announcement reinforces our commitment to move toward more sustainable, effective solutions for our customers and the communities that we protect."

Recognised for solutions to protect people and property, Tyco provides customers with a robust portfolio of fire suppression solutions. Tyco's firefighting foam products are used to quickly put out and prevent reignition of flammable liquid fires such as those encountered in the oil and gas industry. For several years, Tyco has made and continues to make significant investments to bring to market next-generation non-fluorinated foam solutions that control and extinguish the most challenging fires.

Tyco has begun contacting current foam customers to notify them of this product update, and over the coming months will partner closely to recommend the best solution to meet their specific fire suppression requirements for the future.


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