Fire-Fighting Foam Surfactants Applications

NOTE: See Fire Suppression for foams, equipment, and systems used in fire-fighting applications.

Chemguard supplies a complete line of surfactants for formulating reliable fire-fighting foams, including very heat stable fluorosurfactants. Our surfactants are manufactured and tested to the highest standards in the industry.    

Chemguard’s fluorosurfactants – which can be formulated to produce very dense, stable foam – exhibit outstanding fire-fighting properties and have become the industry standard for high-performance fire-fighting foam fluorosurfactants. Chemguard offers a broad range of fluorosurfactants for use in aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), alcohol-resistant aqueous film-forming foam (AR-AFFF), fluoroprotein (FP), film-forming fluoroprotein (FFFP), and alcohol-resistant film-forming fluoroprotein (AR-FFFP) agents.

Chemguard fire-fighting fluorosurfactants are based on perfluorinated telomer chemistry and do not contain perfluorooctylsulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), or derivatives of PFOS or PFOA, as intentional ingredients.  These telomer-based products are the safest fluorosurfactants on the market today.  Importantly, low concentrations of fluorosurfactants can be used in conventional formulations, reducing the total release into the environment when used in fighting fires. 

For details on Chemguard fire-fighting foam surfactants, see:

We continually strive to improve the performance and efficiency of Chemguard fluorosurfactant products to expand the potential applications and meet customers’ requirements. 

Foam Classifications

Fire-fighting foam classifications are based on product composition and effectiveness against hydrocarbon or polar liquid fires.  Chemguard’s technical staff is available to help you optimize fire-fighting foam surfactant formulations and to assist you in obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies worldwide.

See Fire-Fighting Foam Surfactants product catalog.

For more information, contact specialty chemicals customer support.