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bvfa fluorverbot merkblatt pfas
03/2024

The European Commission has already regulated various per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the past. In addition, there are other legislative initiatives that will further restrict the use of PFAS. This has particular implications for the use of fluorinated foam fire extinguishing agents (AFFF). It must be assumed that fluorinated foam concentrates will only be used in the EU in the medium and long term [...]

sthamer-admin
26.03.24
foam test

We are proud that GBR relies on our products and service. vaPUREx AR 3x3 F-5 #8342: - High-performance extinguishing foam agent for industrial fire brigades- Fast availability & emergency deliveries- Extensively tested PFAS-free foam extinguishing agent.

sthamer-admin
05.02.24
foam training
28.08.2023

Customers often tell us that foam exercises with our foam agents are prohibited. They refer to the statement in our Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that discharge into the sewer system is not allowed. This connection is not quite correct: - A Safety Data Sheet always applies only to the product in its delivered state - in this case, the foam concentrate! […]

sthamer-admin
28.08.23
Trade fair
12. - 13. November 2024

With the Transition to Fluorine Free foam now a fact for the majority of the Global High hazard Industry due to Environmental legislation and Supply Chain concerns The JOIFF International Foam Summit 2024 aims to provide clarity on all aspects on the process of Foam Transition.

sthamer-admin
03.07.24
Trade fair wfvd
17. - 18. September 2024

Visit the symposium and us at our stand! We look forward to seeing you! The 26th Plant Fire Brigade Symposium is aimed at: Plant fire brigades, site managers, those responsible for preventive fire protection, fire protection officers, licensing and supervisory authorities, professional fire brigades and industry representatives! Join the discussion! Activate and expand your network, exchange ideas with colleagues from a wide range of industries.

sthamer-admin
02.07.24
Trade fair SMM
03. bis 06. September 2024

The world's leading trade fair and conference event for the maritime industry. SMM 2024 brings together around 40,000 participants from over 120 countries and serves as a unique platform for business, exchange of ideas and cooperation. Visit us in hall 5 at stand 227

sthamer-admin
02.07.24
foam foam school training
24. - 28. March 2025

Firefighting training for large liquid fires. From 24. - 28 March, H2K and Dr. STHAMER are organizing the 9th edition of the international FOAM SCHOOL in Vernon (France). The 5-day seminar is an appealing mix of theoretical basics, demonstrations, working groups and practical exercises. The trainers are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields from the [...]

sthamer-admin
08.05.24
foam foam school training
3. September 2024

Einladung zum Schaum Workshop 2024 Dr. Sthamer und Magirus laden zu einem Workshop zum Thema Brandbekämpfung mit Schaum ein. In dieser Tagesveranstaltung werden sowohl die aktuellen rechtlichen als auch technischen Hintergründe zum Thema Schaumlöschmitteleinsatz für kommunale Feuerwehren betrachtet und erörtert. Der Ganztages-Workshop zum Thema "Brandbekämpfung mit Schaum" für Führungskräfte kommunaler Feuerwehren findet am 03. September […]

sthamer-admin
30.04.24
foam
21.05.2024

Tanklux is a family owned and managed business established in 1966 and is run by the 2nd generation of the Bollaert family. With 13 employees from the Grand Duchy and the region, Tanklux offers storage and transshipment services for petroleum products in the port of Mertert. In the course of converting fire fighting systems to fluorine-free foam agents, we use our expertise and provide our customers with the best possible support.

sthamer-admin
13.06.24
foam
28.02.2024

The Maxi Terminal Hamm covers an area of around ten hectares and is a container terminal of the latest generation. Up to 52,000 loading units can be moved at the Hamm site every year. The special design of the handling crane also enables the loading of large tank containers (up to 75 tons). This makes the Maxi Terminal the only public and [...]

sthamer-admin
22.02.24
flughafen schaumtest

In an airport emergency every second counts. That's why airports count on the best equipment available. Fire engines which meet ICAO standard achieve high acceleration values rates and carry tons of fire extinguishing agent. The fire extinguishing foam used must also meet special performance criteria on kerosene and aviation fuel. With vaPUREx® LV ICAO C 3%, Dr Sthamer is setting new standards

sthamer-admin
15.02.24
Forest fires
05.07.2023

A wildfire is a devastating natural phenomenon that annually destroys vast areas of forest and poses a threat to humans and animals. The impacts of wildfires are not limited to the affected ecosystems but also have far-reaching consequences for the climate and air quality. Moreover, they pose a significant economic risk to forestry and forest management. […]

sthamer-admin
05.07.23
Presse
01.04.2024

Durch die wachsende Gewichtung umweltrelevanter Aspekte bei Löscheinsätzen gestaltet sich die Entscheidung für ein Löschmittel und dessen Einsatz zunehmend schwierig: Löscheinsätze müssen effizienter werden (Verknappung von Personal und Einsatzmitteln). Einsatzlagen werden durch die Verflechtung diverser Verkehrsträger im öffentlichen Raum komplexer.

sthamer-admin
17.06.24
Presse
01.04.2024

Immer wieder wird im Schaummittelkonzentratbereich diskutiert, ob der Zusatz von Netzmitteln im Löscheinsatz Vorteile bringen. Aufgrund des Fehlens einer Norm für Netzmittel oder Klasse A Schaummittel für den Feuerwehrbereich, ist ein objektiver Vergleich sehr schwierig. Um trotzdem eine Vergleichbarkeit herstellen zu können, orientieren wir von Dr. STHAMER uns in unserem Vergleich an der EN3 Norm […]

sthamer-admin
23.05.24
Presse Forest fires
23.05.2024

Die Waldbrände in Südamerika haben unlängst erneut die verheerende Wirkung von Wald- und Vegetationsbränden aufgezeigt. Auch die vergangenen Sommer in Mittel- und Nordeuropa waren geprägt von Dürre und ausgetrockneten Wäldern, weshalb sich europäische Feuerwehren bereits intensiv auf die kommende Trockenperiode vorbereiten.

sthamer-admin
23.05.24
News

With the Transition to Fluorine Free foam now a fact for the majority of the Global High hazard Industry due to Environmental legislation and Supply Chain concerns The JOIFF International Foam Summit 2024 aims to provide clarity on all aspects on the process of Foam Transition.

sthamer-admin
03.07.24 5 min read
News

Visit the symposium and us at our stand! We look forward to seeing you! The 26th Plant Fire Brigade Symposium is aimed at: Plant fire brigades, site managers, those responsible for preventive fire protection, fire protection officers, licensing and supervisory authorities, professional fire brigades and industry representatives! Join the discussion! Activate and expand your network, exchange ideas with colleagues from a wide range of industries.

sthamer-admin
02.07.24 5 min read
News

The world's leading trade fair and conference event for the maritime industry. SMM 2024 brings together around 40,000 participants from over 120 countries and serves as a unique platform for business, exchange of ideas and cooperation. Visit us in hall 5 at stand 227

sthamer-admin
02.07.24 5 min read
News

Durch die wachsende Gewichtung umweltrelevanter Aspekte bei Löscheinsätzen gestaltet sich die Entscheidung für ein Löschmittel und dessen Einsatz zunehmend schwierig: Löscheinsätze müssen effizienter werden (Verknappung von Personal und Einsatzmitteln). Einsatzlagen werden durch die Verflechtung diverser Verkehrsträger im öffentlichen Raum komplexer.

sthamer-admin
17.06.24 5 min read
News

Tanklux is a family owned and managed business established in 1966 and is run by the 2nd generation of the Bollaert family. With 13 employees from the Grand Duchy and the region, Tanklux offers storage and transshipment services for petroleum products in the port of Mertert. In the course of converting fire fighting systems to fluorine-free foam agents, we use our expertise and provide our customers with the best possible support.

sthamer-admin
13.06.24 5 min read
News

Immer wieder wird im Schaummittelkonzentratbereich diskutiert, ob der Zusatz von Netzmitteln im Löscheinsatz Vorteile bringen. Aufgrund des Fehlens einer Norm für Netzmittel oder Klasse A Schaummittel für den Feuerwehrbereich, ist ein objektiver Vergleich sehr schwierig. Um trotzdem eine Vergleichbarkeit herstellen zu können, orientieren wir von Dr. STHAMER uns in unserem Vergleich an der EN3 Norm […]

sthamer-admin
23.05.24 5 min read
News

Die Waldbrände in Südamerika haben unlängst erneut die verheerende Wirkung von Wald- und Vegetationsbränden aufgezeigt. Auch die vergangenen Sommer in Mittel- und Nordeuropa waren geprägt von Dürre und ausgetrockneten Wäldern, weshalb sich europäische Feuerwehren bereits intensiv auf die kommende Trockenperiode vorbereiten.

sthamer-admin
23.05.24 5 min read
News

Firefighting training for large liquid fires. From 24. - 28 March, H2K and Dr. STHAMER are organizing the 9th edition of the international FOAM SCHOOL in Vernon (France). The 5-day seminar is an appealing mix of theoretical basics, demonstrations, working groups and practical exercises. The trainers are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields from the [...]

sthamer-admin
08.05.24 5 min read
News

Einladung zum Schaum Workshop 2024 Dr. Sthamer und Magirus laden zu einem Workshop zum Thema Brandbekämpfung mit Schaum ein. In dieser Tagesveranstaltung werden sowohl die aktuellen rechtlichen als auch technischen Hintergründe zum Thema Schaumlöschmitteleinsatz für kommunale Feuerwehren betrachtet und erörtert. Der Ganztages-Workshop zum Thema "Brandbekämpfung mit Schaum" für Führungskräfte kommunaler Feuerwehren findet am 03. September […]

sthamer-admin
30.04.24 5 min read
News

The European Commission has already regulated various per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the past. In addition, there are other legislative initiatives that will further restrict the use of PFAS. This has particular implications for the use of fluorinated foam fire extinguishing agents (AFFF). It must be assumed that fluorinated foam concentrates will only be used in the EU in the medium and long term [...]

sthamer-admin
26.03.24 5 min read
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For over 100 years we have been developing, producing und researching first class quality fire extinguishing foam agents for all applications in modern firefighting.

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Fluorine-free helideck icao imo

STHAMEX® MARINE 3% F-20 is a fluorine-free fire extinguishing foam agent that has been specially developed as a replacement for fluoroprotein or AFFF foam extinguishing agents in the marine environment (e.g. for use in deck foam systems with Seawater).

1x3 Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 1/3 F-5 #8441 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free icao b

Low-viscosity 3 % fluorine-free fire extinguishing foam agent for efficient and effective fighting of large-scale aviation fuel fires (kerosene, Jet A, etc.).

Fluorine-free helideck

Fluorine-free, 2 % low viscosity fire extinguishing foam agent for generation of high-expansion foam using either fire fumes or fresh air. Specially developed for use in shipping.

Fluorine-free Inside Air High expansion foam

Fluorine-free, 3 % synthetic fire extinguishing foam agent that has been specially developed for particularly temperature and flue gas resistant high-expansion foam (Inside-Air).

Fluorine-free Inside Air High expansion foam

Fluorine-free synthetic fire extinguishing foam agent that has been specially developed for particularly temperature and flue gas resistant high-expansion foam (Inside-Air).

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 F-5 #8343 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free icao b

Low-viscosity 1 % fluorine-free fire extinguishing foam agent for efficient and effective fighting of large-scale aviation fuel fires (kerosene, Jet A, etc.).

Fluorine-free helideck icao b imo

Fluorine-free, low viscosity fire extinguishing foam agent for generation of high-expansion foam using either fire fumes or fresh air. Specially developed for use in shipping.

Fluorine-free Inside Air Marine industry

Fluorine-free, synthetic fire extinguishing foam agent for generating high-expansion foam inside fire fumes. Specially developed for use in shipping.

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Our foam agents for your scope

With the development and production of our high-quality foam agents and special extinguishing agents, we cover all areas of application in modern firefighting and meet all the requirements that exist in this important sector.

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Industries
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Fire extinguishing systems
Marine industry
Mining
Forestry & silviculture
Waste & recycling
Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free Class B foam concentrate for direct foam application on large non-polar (water immiscible) Class B fires.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 3 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 1 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 F-5 #8343 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free class A fire extinguishing foam agent with concentration of 1% for use as low and medium-expansion foam.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free Class B foam concentrate for direct foam application on large non-polar (water immiscible) Class B fires.

1x3 Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 1/3 F-5 #8441 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free Class B foam concentrate for direct foam application on large non-polar (water immiscible) Class B fires.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 3 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 1 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 F-5 #8343 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free class A fire extinguishing foam agent with concentration of 1% for use as low and medium-expansion foam.

Fluorine-free icao b

Low-viscosity 3 % fluorine-free fire extinguishing foam agent for efficient and effective fighting of large-scale aviation fuel fires (kerosene, Jet A, etc.).

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free icao b

Low-viscosity 1 % fluorine-free fire extinguishing foam agent for efficient and effective fighting of large-scale aviation fuel fires (kerosene, Jet A, etc.).

Fluorine-free

Low-viscosity, newtonian fire extinguishing foam agent that achieves the highest performance level "ICAO Level C" without any additions of fluorine.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free, normal viscosity, synthetic foam extinguishing agent especially for 1% use in sprinkler and spray deluge systems on class A and B fires.

Fluorine-free vds

Fluorine-free, alcohol-resistant fire extinguishing foam agent for use as a 3% low expansion foam in fixed systems.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free, pseudoplastic, yet very easily dosable foam agent for use on polar and non-polar flammable liquids.

Fluorine-free vds

vaPUREx® FXS 3 % is a suitable alternative to fluorinated foams in fixed systems that cover non-polar as well as selected polar fire risks. Its strong fire performance allows service in foam fire extinguishing systems using foam branch pipes and foam monitors as well. Dosing is possible with many commercially available proportioning systems.

Fluorine-free helideck icao imo

STHAMEX® MARINE 3% F-20 is a fluorine-free fire extinguishing foam agent that has been specially developed as a replacement for fluoroprotein or AFFF foam extinguishing agents in the marine environment (e.g. for use in deck foam systems with Seawater).

Fluorine-free helideck

Fluorine-free, 2 % low viscosity fire extinguishing foam agent for generation of high-expansion foam using either fire fumes or fresh air. Specially developed for use in shipping.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 F-5 #8343 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free helideck icao b imo

Fluorine-free, low viscosity fire extinguishing foam agent for generation of high-expansion foam using either fire fumes or fresh air. Specially developed for use in shipping.

Fluorine-free Inside Air Marine industry

Fluorine-free, synthetic fire extinguishing foam agent for generating high-expansion foam inside fire fumes. Specially developed for use in shipping.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 is a fluorine-free alcohol resistant class B fire extinguishing foam agent for low-, medium- and high-expansion foam applications. Its special combination of polymers supports the formation of a resilient foam lamella. The generated foam displays an exceptional burnback resistance.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free Class B foam concentrate for direct foam application on large non-polar (water immiscible) Class B fires.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 3 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 1 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 F-5 #8343 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free class A fire extinguishing foam agent with concentration of 1% for use as low and medium-expansion foam.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 is a fluorine-free alcohol resistant class B fire extinguishing foam agent for low-, medium- and high-expansion foam applications. Its special combination of polymers supports the formation of a resilient foam lamella. The generated foam displays an exceptional burnback resistance.

1x3 Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 1/3 F-5 #8441 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free Class B foam concentrate for direct foam application on large non-polar (water immiscible) Class B fires.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 3 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free training

Fluorine-free, 1 % training foam extinguishing agent for training and practice purposes of municipal fire services.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam with a 1% proportioning rate.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose Forest fires

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Alcohol resistant Fluorine-free

vaPUREx® AR 3/3 F-5 #8343 is a highly effective, universal firefighting foam agent for use in critical risk areas where chemicals, polar, or non-polar hydrocarbons are produced, processed, decanted, transported or stored.

Fluorine-free Multi purpose

Fluorine-free multi-purpose fire extinguishing foam agent for use as low, medium and high expansion foam.

Fluorine-free

Fluorine-free class A fire extinguishing foam agent with concentration of 1% for use as low and medium-expansion foam.

About foam agent manufacturer Dr. STHAMER: Foam fights fire

We at Dr. STHAMER see ourselves as experts in the field of fire extinguishing agents - and have been for more than 100 years. With our experience and our culture of innovation, we continuously develop new products for you, improve our processes and offer specialist services.

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aus Tradition für die Zukunft

We at Dr. STHAMER see ourselves as experts in the field of fire extinguishing agents - and have been for more than 100 years. With our experience and our culture of innovation, we continuously develop new products for you, improve our processes and offer specialist services.

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