Perfluorinated surfactants and low molecular weight polymers have been used for decades in the manufacture of
synthetic firefighting foam concentrates, including aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), alcohol-resistant aqueous filmforming
foam (AR-AFFF), and film-forming fluoroprotein foam (FFFP) concentrates.
Other foams such as fluoroprotein
(FP) and fluoroprotein alcohol-resistant (FP-AR) also incorporate perfluorinated chemicals for burnback resistance without
film formation. AFFF, AR-AFFF, and FFFP are liquid foaming agents that, when sprayed on burning fuel, create a foam
blanket that blocks oxygen supply to the fuel and creates a cooling effect, thereby suppressing the fire. In addition, these
unique firefighting foams form a thin film on liquid fuel surfaces.
Read the full bulletin below
TFPP C8 to C6 Transition Bulletin.pdf