Inc. has purchased the Ciba Specialty Chemicals business
of Lodyne surfactants. Chemguard will continue to supply
the high performance Ciba Lodyne surfactants along with
it’s own proprietary line of fluorosurfactants and
specialty hydrocarbon surfactants.
Chemguard offers a broad range of fluorosurfactants
for use in fire extinguishing foam concentrates such
as AFFF, AR-AFFF, FP, FFFP, and AR-FFFP. Chemguard also
offers fluorosurfactants which can be used as replacements
for DuPont 1157, 1157N, 1183 and 1268 in fire fighting
foam formulations. These surfactants do not contain
PFOS, or derivatives thereof, nor do they contain PFOA.
They are based on perfluorinated telomer chemistry.
also offers fluorosurfactants for use in water and solvent
based formulations such as coatings, cleaners and inks.
These products are not suitable for use as oil and grease
repellants for paper treatment, nor are they suitable
for use in fire fighting foams. When considering the use
of these products as replacements in existing formulas,
proper evaluation is advised. There is an analog Chemguard
product available for the following discontinued 3M products: