The Solberg Company, manufacturer of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, was one of five Northeast Wisconsin regional companies and organisations named winners of the first Insight Innovation Awards at the third Annual THINC! Event held in May 2014.
The Solberg Company received the Innovation Award in the ‘Product’ category for its innovative RE-HEALING Foam. “We are honoured to receive this award”, said Dave Pelton, vice president – Global Marketing of Solberg. “We are profoundly committed to developing high performing foam products that have an environment-friendly profile to protect and safeguard life, property and the environment.” The high-performance, environmentally-friendly RE-HEALING Foam concentrate is the first significant innovation in firefighting foam since the 1960s, when synthetic foam concentrates replaced foams based of animal proteins for use on Class B fuel fires. RE-HEALNG Foam is also used to prevent re-ignition of exposed fuels and provides vapour suppression.
Coordinated and hosted by Insight Publications, Appleton, THINC! (Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference) was designed to shine the spotlight on innovation in the New North (Wisconsin) region. In all, 43 companies were nominated for the Insight Innovation Award. Other award categories were People, Process, Planet and Integrating Innovation.