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Fluorine free firefighting foam

Country of Origin: Israel
Reference Number: TRIL20170918003
Publication Date: 18 September 2017

Summary

An Israeli chemical company is seeking an innovative fluorine free firefighting foam.
Identified technologies that meet the Israeli's company basic criteria (see description section) will receive funding to mature the technology if required, or be considered for licensing. collaborations can include  research, license, or commercial with technical assistance agreements.

Description

A technology incubator for an Israeli chemical company seeks a fluorine free surfactant, stabilizer or other additive as an alternative to fluorosurfactans in firefighting foam concentrates (AFFF).

Background:
Fire Fighting foam concentrate is a complex formulation of different solvents, surfactants and other additives. AFFF is a special type of Fire Fighting foam concentrate which contains fluorosurfactants and fluoropolymers in the formulation. Fluorosurfactants reduce surface tension, give the oleophobic effect to the foam and make it heat resistant. The Israeli company is currently looking for fluorine free alternatives in order to expand their product line.

Identified technologies that meet the Israeli's company basic criteria explained here, will receive funding to mature the technology if required, or be considered for licensing. Thus the collaboration can include funded research, shared development or exclusive IP licensing.

Expertise sought

Relevant criteria:
* Comparable performance to fluorine containing AFFF
* Does not add cost compared with fluorosurfactants
* Commercially available materials or produced through simple and scalable synthesis
* Complies with relevant regulations
* Safe to use

Stage Of Development

Under development/lab tested

Stage Of Development Comment

The objective is an innovative technology that may be further developed and commercialized as part of a collaboration.

Requested partner

A suitable partner would be offered full funding for selected technologies towards maturing them.

Analytical laboratories, pilot facilities and high level R&D teams will be available to partner.

Preferred collaboration type(s) could be achieved through a research cooperation agreement, a license agreement, or a joint venture agreement, in the following ways:
1) Funded research
2) Exclusive IP Licensing
3) Joint Development

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