Producing firefighting foam concentrates
Since 1998, BIOEX formulates and manufactures efficient and eco-friendly fire fighting foam concentrates. In 2002, BIOEX had already made a commitment to protect our environment by launching ECOPOL: the first fluorine-free foam concentrate in the world!
Located at Sainte-Consorce (near Lyon) in France, BIOEX employs over 20 people acting worldwide. BIOEX is part of the LEADER Group, an international fire and rescue equipment manufacturer.
A SIGNIFICANT COMMITMENT
In 2002, BIOEX launched ECOPOL the first Fluorine-Free Foam (F3) on the market, for extinguishing fire while protecting the environment. Pioneer in eco-friendly foams, BIOex has the challenge to convince its customers to choose these “new generation of green products”, which are 100% fluorine free, and have already proven their effectiveness.
We have witnessed continuously increasing number of users looking for “green” and non-polluting products all over the world. There is a real trend to favour foam concentrates that are “clean” for the environment.
BIOex 100% fluorine-free foam concentrates are used by customers who are aware of their social and environmental responsibility (CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility). The businesses and industries that subscribe to an ISO 14001 and ISO 26000 stance are by definition interested in ecological products to fulfil the specific requirements relative to the implementation or the continuance of their environmental management system.
The BIOex customers choose to use an ecological fire fighting foam contribute directly to protect the environment.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOCUSED ON INNOVATION
Research and development is a fundamental part of the strategy. An experienced team of doctors and engineers in chemistry works on a daily basis to optimise existing formulas and create new formulas with new compounds.
Attentive to user needs and eager to best meet professional requirements, our challenge is to develop ever more effective foam concentrates with an ever lower impact on the environment.
Our laboratory is fitted with ultra modern equipment to test and control all physical-chemical parameters.
To verify the behaviour and performance of our products on fires according to applicable standards, BIOEX’s plant is equipped with small scale indoor and wider outdoor normative test pans. Large scale fire tests can be achieved on a technical training platform.
A RANGE OF FIRE SUPPRESSION FOAMS TO COVER ALL TYPES OF RISKS
BIOex offers a complete range of synthetic fire fighting foam concentrates:
- Fluorine-Free Foam (named FFF or F3)
- Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF with C6-based fluorosurfactants)
- Alcohol-Resistant Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AR-AFFF with C6-based fluorosurfactants)
Our fire fighting foam concentrates are dedicated for:
- Class A Solid fires
- Class B Liquid hydrocarbon fires
- Class B Liquid polar solvent fires
- Toxic vapours
- Training and field exercises
A range of foam compounds to cover all types of fires and risks:
- Foam concentrates for oil fires
- Versatile foam concentrates for chemical risks
- High Expansion foam concentrates to deluge warehouses or cellars
- Foam concentrates providing a water mist for sprinkler systems
- Wetting and foaming agent for forest fires
- Additives for urban fires
- Special foam to neutralise toxic vapours from chemicals
HIGH QUALITY FOAMS ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
When customers choose BIOEX foams, they are guaranteed to get high quality products for extinguishing fires efficiently. BIOEX fire fighting foam concentrates are tested and comply with international standards as:
– APSAD R12
BIOEX ECOPOL eco-friendly range of product is GreenScreen certified.
NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART PREMISES
To support the growing demand of our customer and enhance our reactivity, BIOEX moved in new premises in 2020. Located at Sainte-Consorce, near Lyon (France) and close to major road and airport infrastructures, the company is established on a field of 9 000m². The facilities are built at the latest standards. BIOEX acquired new production equipment and doubled the loading docks, increasing production capacity and storage capacity.
With a strong national and international presence, BIOEX is the leading company in eco-friendly fire fighting foam manufacturing across the world.
Thanks to an international sales team and a dense worldwide network of distributors, BIOEX fire fighting foam concentrates are used all over the planet.
Since 1998, BIOEX studied the challenges linked to fire fighting responses and now offers appropriate solutions that will guarantee extinguishing performances. Through subsidiaries in Germany, in the USA and group branches in Latin America, Asia, China, completed by an international distribution network, BIO EX operates throughout the world and works as closely as possible with its customers. BIOEX supplies Fire Services in Municipal fire departments, Oil & Gas companies, Chemical plants, Airports, Marine, Military forces and Waste treatment plants across five continents.
As a major actor of the firefighting industry, BIOEX is an active member of professional organizations such as JOIFF, LASTFIRE, OBA, FFMI and ARFF. Together we deal with current issues and forecast future trends in the firefighting world.
High performance foams: OUR COMMITMENT
Preserve the environment: YOUR CHOICE