JUPITER, FL—May 18, 2016 – GelTech Solutions, Inc. (GLTC), an innovator in the use of environmentally-friendly polymers for fire suppression and prevention, is now supplying its unique FireIce Shield product to the F.W. Webb Company, a leading plumbing, heating, HVAC/R, PVF and industrial products distributor with more than 80 locations across nine states. F.W. Webb sells to contractors, plumbers, welders, HVAC installers, handymen and similar trade professionals throughout the Northeast.
A must for every toolbox, FireIce Shield is a versatile, highly effective gel that blocks heat transfer and helps prevent ignition from welding flames, sparks and other construction ignition sources that could otherwise lead to an accidental structure fire. It cools treated materials on contact for immediate handling and protects virtually any material, including wood, sheetrock, cloth, wires, insulation, plastic, vinyl and metal as well as painted and finished surfaces. FireIce Shield is colorless, odorless, non-toxic and eco-friendly. It sprays on and cleans up easily with a damp cloth, leaving no residue.
“Many structure fires may be prevented if contractors take proper precautions,” said Michael Matros, an active-duty firefighter and Fire Protection and Prevention Specialist for FireIce Solutions. Noting the fire that claimed the lives of two Boston firefighters in the Back Bay neighborhood in 2014 was started by a welding accident, Matros added, “As a firefighter, I believe this product has tremendous potential to save lives and property.”
Professionals who see the product demonstrated are impressed; a contractor attending a recent live demo at an F.W. Webb location called it “miraculous.”
"We sincerely appreciate the initiative and commitment F.W. Webb is making to improving safety while recognizing the growing trend that fire prevention should be the goal of every welder, plumber or worker doing hot work,” commented Michael Reger, GelTech's president. “Fire prevention is an important initiative for GelTech for both our future revenue and our mission to further personal safety and protection. By incorporating preventative practices into the daily lives of these professionals, we are confident the unique qualities of our FireIce products will deliver a safer environment for workers and their customers as the trend continues to grow,” he added.
Made in the U.S.A. by GelTech Solutions, Inc., FireIce Shield in a convenient spray bottle is available at all F.W. Webb locations throughout the Northeast. Visit fwwebb.com.
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.
For more information on GelTech, visit geltechsolutions.com.
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About F.W. Webb
Celebrating its 150th anniversary, the F.W. Webb Company has a long, proud heritage of serving the construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair needs of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Founded in 1866 as the second plumbing supply house in Boston, F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 80 across nine states. The largest distributor of its kind in the Northeast, F.W. Webb has extensive inventory and expertise in 15 distinct areas. Plumbing, Heating, HVAC, Commercial Refrigeration, and PVF are the company’s core businesses. F.W. Webb also operates nearly 40 Frank Webb’s Bath Center showrooms. F.W. Webb employs approximately 2,200 people and continues to grow organically and through acquisition to better serve its loyal customers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
For more information about F.W. Webb, visit fwwebb.com.
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