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ICL (NYSE: ICL) today announced that its ICL Advanced Additives business unit ("ICL AA") was awarded a $6.2M contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to supply 418,000 gallons of ICL AA's Phos-Chek firefighting foam for firefighting vehicles and fire station foam stocks.
The USAF selected ICL AA's Phos-Chek product based on its reduced environmental impact as well as ICL AA's ability to meet stringent US military specifications and to provide favorable delivery and price terms. Phos-Chek is being produced for the USAF by ICL AA's Fire Safety Division and will be delivered over a ten-week period that began in late August.
ICL is a global leader in fire protection product offerings with its world class Phos-Chek and Auxquimia brand foams for the firefighting community. The company's full service fire protection product offerings include Class B products for flammable liquid fire protection and Class A products for hazards such as wood and paper, as well as a range of fire retardants for use in containing wild land fires. The contract with the USAF demonstrates ICL's strong reputation among the firefighting community.
The USAF is replacing its legacy Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) stocks to minimize their impact on the environment. ICL's Phos-Chek 3% AFFF MilSpec foam is a next-generation, environmentally-responsible firefighting foam that is perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)-free and contains only trace amounts of perfluorooctonoaic acid (PFOA). Phos-Chek was the first C6 fluorosurfactant-based foam to pass the US military's rigorous Mil-F-24385 fire test standard and to be listed on its Qualified Products List (QPL). Mil-F-24385 requires the foam to pass multiple fire tests with both fresh and salt water and to conform to chemical and physical specification as well as other stringent conditions.
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