A unique solution for fighting forest and wildfires around the world
Controlling forest and wildfires with an environmentally-friendly solution
Finnish companies PPO-Elektroniikka Oy and Kiilto Oy have combined their expertise and developed an environmentally friendly fire-fighting chemical for extinguishing forest fires and wildfires.
PPO® ForExt (patent pending) is mixed with water and applied to the outer edges of the fire area. This unique solution has a flame-retardant effect: it puts out the fire and prevents it from spreading forward.
Kiilto’s 100-year expertise in the chemical industry and PPO-Elektroniikka’s more than 30 years of experience in fire extinguishing technology made it possible to develop this unique solution. Kiilto is responsible for manufacturing the product and PPO-Elektroniikka for its marketing and the development of the spreading technique.
Extinguishing forest and wildfires is a very demanding task. The area can be hard-to-reach and dangerous, constantly requiring a large team of fire professionals 24/7 to control and shut down the fire. The fire can last up to weeks. That is why we developed an extinguishing agent PPO ForExt, that is easy to apply and brings help to the fire area immediately. Also suitable for small-scale fire extinguishing.
Protecting home and garden
Wildfire structure losses have been increasing in the past years. Forest fires are constantly destroying homes, businesses and villages around the world. Therefore, new innovative solutions are needed to protect people, animals, property and nature. When a fire begins to threaten residential areas, PPO ForExt protects courtyards, properties and gardens.
Forest fires often begin with careless fire handling. A responsible hiker turns off the campfire carefully. PPO ForExt is mixed with a small amount of water and sprayed directly to the fire and the surrounding area. The procedure will completely extinguish the fire, and it does not spread into the environment.
PPO® ForExt prevents the spread of fire
- Fire suppressive
- Prevents new fires
- Mixes with water
- Can be spread to outer edges or directly at the fire
- Sprayed from helicopters/aeroplanes/fire trucks straight into the area
- Also suitable for extinguishing small fires
PPO ForExt is a sustainable solution
- SAVES human lives and those in the natural world
- SAVES forests – the lungs of the world
- SAVES wild animals and valuable vegetation
- LESS morbidity and mortality
- LESS damage to assets
PPO® ForExt News
PPO® ForExt – An environmentally friendly solution that stops forest and wildfires / 10.9.2021
– PPO® ForExt customer value proposition –
With the unique PPO® FOREXT forest fire-extinguishing solution, we provide an environmentally friendly, sustainable, scalable and affordable way to prevent the spread of fire. We save lives and protect nature and valuable property.
Timo Ohtonen, CEO, PPO-Elektroniikka Oy
Elevating – Wildfires and climate change
Tackling the global threat
Climate change is now a real threat to human life and nature conservation. One of the main reasons for this are wildfires
The more the global average temperature rises, the more wildfires will intensify, and vice versa.
Referring to scientific and several comprehensive studies, wildfire GHG emissions amount to 5-8% (30-100tn Co2e/hectare) of total global emissions every year. On top of the emissions, we also lose millions of hectares of land, billions of dollars’ worth of property, not to mention thousands of different species of life. We also then suffer from black carbon fall-out.
So, what we can do about this? We cannot stop this phenomenon, but once it occurs, we can certainly limit possible impacts if we are prepared to do so, and that is FOREXT all about. We have a unique solution that is harmful neither to people nor the ecosystem.
CO² Emissions Comparisons
A practical example of the impact of forest fires
About 20 million hectares are lost in wildfires every year, and their average emissions are about 40 tonnes/hectare.
An ordinary family car (petrol / diesel) emits 0.15 kg / km * 20,000 km = 3 tonnes per year.
So, emissions per hectare correspond to almost the entire life cycle of car use; 40/3 = 13 years or 260 000 km.
PPO® ForExt in action
“Forest fires are the biggest contributor to fine-particulate emissions in the world, and the situation is getting worse with global warming. Using our green solution, we can quickly and cost-effectively stop forest fires.“
Juha Rinne, Kiilto Oy, Customer Service Manager
Kiilto and PPO-Elektroniikka – a strong Finnish family businesses
with 140 years of experience
PPO-Elektroniikka Oy / Sales
Specializes in professional electronics and security technology. The company has been producing tailored technology solutions to improve safety and minimize damage for 40 years. Representing the company’s own production, the MEV insulation level monitoring system monitors the electrical safety of operating rooms, 24/7. The fifth-generation MEV-8 system is already being exported to 19 countries. The PPO team has been supplying Finnish water mist extinguishing systems to more than 100 large sites in Russia since the early 2000s.
Is a growing Finnish family-owned company with a hundred-year history. The company develops, manufactures and markets chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial bonding, professional hygiene and consumer goods. Kiilto develops environmentally friendly fire retardants, for example for the wood industry and the paper and packaging industries.
Technical Manager / Sales