The USDA Forest Service has recently evaluated and approved TetraKO XL-P (granular form) water enhancer for use by ground engine, helicopter bucket, and single engine air transport (SEAT) apparatus. An application has also been made to the USDA Forest Service for approval of TetraKO XL-L (in liquid form) for similar uses. The USDA's Qualified Product List (QPL) Certification and listing is required or preferred by many state DNR and worldwide forestry organizations, for wildland firefighting and structure protection products.
"TetraKO XL-P is the first 'ready biodegradable' water enhancer approved by the USDA Forest Service for use in wildland firefighting operations. Its inclusion on the QPL furthers our mission to provide organizations with better tools for their firefighting arsenal," explained James R. Grabek, EarthClean Corporation President. "We have invested a significant amount of time and resources in our plant-based product opportunities, and are looking forward to finding interested partners to accelerate the expansion of our technology to the appropriate markets." The licensees and/or partners will be exclusively responsible for the manufacturing, marketing and sales efforts in their assigned territories.
TetraKO XL easily mixes with water and can be poured directly into a wide range of existing wildland firefighting equipment, including:
- Air-pressurized fire extinguishers
- Backpack sprayers
- Skid units
- Utility vehicles (UTVs)
- Helicopter buckets
- Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) operations
The biodegradable mixed solution provides excellent Class-A firefighting and fire management performance.
EarthClean Corporation of St. Paul, Minnesota, develops innovative, nontoxic, and sustainable plant-based products designed for a wide range of applications, including wildland and urban firefighting. The company continues to expand its product offerings through ongoing research and development.
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