GelTech Solutions New Fire Retardant Technology Makes Firefighting Planes More Efficient
JUPITER, FL--(March 25, 2016) - GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: GLTC), an innovator in the use of polymers for fire suppression and protection, reported today that Asia Pacific Fire Magazine, a quarterly journal written by leading fire prevention and firefighting professionals, has published an article about fixed-wing airtankers using FireIce in direct attack as a suppressant and as a retardant to effectively build fire lines. The benefits of using FireIce addressed in the article include:
• Ability to use smaller, lighter aircraft, water scooping and single engine aircraft
• Ability to penetrate dense forest canopies
• Superior adhesion to vegetation (making it more resilient to preheating or ignition)
• Portability and ease of setup and operation of airtanker retardant bases and reloading facilities
• Environmentally friendly
• Economical, using only one-tenth the concentrate of competitive products
• 15-year shelf life
The original Asia Pacific Fire Magazine article is available at: http://bit.ly/1q4yoLp
FireIce is an advanced, non-toxic, non-corrosive polymer that when hydrated produces a water-based fire retardant and suppressant. The eco-friendly properties of FireIce are especially important in sensitive and protected ecosystems, including that of the Sage Grouse. FireIce weighs significantly less than other commonly used chemicals, which enhances the safety of pilots and their aircraft. It is also packaged as a one-part orange colorant, providing excellent visibility for both pilots in the air and firefighters on the ground. As a result of its demonstrated superior suppression performance, and with its versatility as a retardant to create a fire break and protect property, FireIce has quickly become the fire chemical of choice in many regions of the country.
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About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
Founded by inventor and chief technology officer Peter Cordani, GelTech Solutions is a leading provider of innovative, environmentally friendly and cost-effective products that help government agencies, industry, agriculture and the public achieve goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. GelTech's products include FireIce, an extremely effective and versatile product used both as a suppressant to extinguish fires and a fire retardant to protect assets and property; Soil2O Dust Control and Soil Cap, products that reduce airborne particulate matter with minimal environmental impact; and GT-W14, an advanced absorbency technology to control fluid spills of all sizes, turning liquids into solid waste for easier and safer disposal.
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