Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue - Hemming Group Ltd
Solberg Appoints new general manager for Asia-Pacific
Published:  06 May, 2014

John Boyer joins Solberg from Tyco Fire Protection Products were he most recently held the position of Regional Sales Manager, Southeast Asia and Mongolia.

John Boyer brings a total of 23 years’ experience in international sales and business development of industrial products through distribution channels to Solberg. He is a customer-oriented executive manager with the proven ability to organise and motivate multicultural sales teams for accelerated growth, channeling partners to deliver results for both organisations. John holds a BCom - in Marketing and Commercial Law from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa.

Solberg also announced the appointment of Lloyd Keen as the company’s logistics and operations officer to replace Peter Coulton who retired after a 46-year career in the fire protection industry.

Peter started his career with 3M in 1969 and later in 2007 with Solberg. Solberg’s Asia-Pacific Business Operation is based in Sydney, Australia where the company has a manufacturing operation for fire fighting foam concentrates (including Re-Healing foam) and serves the entire Asia-Pacific region.

A technological breakthrough, Re-Healing foam is an innovative high-performing, environmentally sustainable fire fighting foam used to suppress Class B fuels, prevent re-ignition of liquid spills and control hazardous vapours.

What is Re-Healing foam?

Re-Healing foam concentrates utilise a new high performance proprietary synthetic foam technology. Designed to replace traditional AFFF and AR-AFFF foam concentrates and older fluoroprotein foams, Re-Healing foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates are available in 1%, 3%, 6% and 3x6 ATC formulations and are capable of use with fresh, salt or brackish water along with being UL Listed, EN and ICAO approved and LASTFIRE certified.

While the product takes its name from the foams physical “resealing” characteristics, Re-Healing foam concentrates may also be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control of hazardous odours in addition to improved extinguishment of deep seated Class A fires and exhibits excellent burn back resistance. Most importantly, Re-Healing foam leaves no environmental concerns for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown.