Thermo-Gel® from Evonik Is Homeowners’ Best Defense Against Wildfires


New Home Protection Kit Provides an Effective Defense Available in Minutes Using a Garden Hose.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – November 9, 2011 –  Now Homeowners can protect their homes, shrubs and surrounding property from approaching wildfires in just minutes using Thermo-Gel® supplied by the CREASORB® business of Evonik. 

It is the same fire retardant used by professional firefighters in fire engines, helicopters and air tankers to combat, contain and suppress massive forest fires across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia, and most recently in Wyoming and California. 

Armed with a new fire protection kit designed especially for them, Homeowners need only use a garden hose to shield their homes and surrounding vegetation with Thermo-Gel®, an environmentally friendly, non-aggressive gel concentrate that, when diluted with water, forms a Class A fire retardant gel. Thermo-Gel® adheres to any kind of surface in or around the home, even vertical window panes, and forms a protective layer of gel that cools and protects objects from heating, charring and flame impingement. 

When applied in the proper amount, Thermo-Gel® will protect a structure for several hours or longer and is also very effective at creating a fire-free zone around a house – welcome news to homeowners in the event that fire fighters may not be able to reach them in time or whose homes may be outside the boundaries of local fire departments. Once a fire passes, Thermo-Gel® is easily rinsed off with plain water. It is also sunlight-degradable.

The Thermo-Gel® Homeowner Fire Protection Kit, developed by Thermo-Technologies, LLC, consists of four one-gallon containers of Thermo-Gel® concentrate, a garden hose applicator, and an instructional DVD. The entire kit will protect up to 4,000 square feet of surface area.
 
Thermo-Gel® is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Forest Service, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as well as other governmental agencies and city and municipal fire departments. It can be used in fighting wildfires and municipal applications.
 
The Thermo-Gel® Homeowner Fire Protection Kit is available from Thermo-Technologies, LLC, or its distributors at www.thermo-gel.com.
 
 
About Thermo-Technologies
Thermo-Technologies, LLC focuses on the sales and development of new, innovative and cost effective products to combat the devastating loss of life and property caused annually by fire. In business since 2001, Thermo-Technologies is a privately held company located at 923 E. Interstate Ave. Bismarck, North Dakota.
 
For more information, telephone: 701-258-8208 or toll-free at 800-538-8122. Or visit
www.thermo-gel.com.
 
About Evonik
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. In 2010 about 80 percent of the Group’s chemicals sales came from activities where it ranks among the market leaders. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.
 

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