Frequently Asked Questions – Foam

Q:        How can you estimate how much foam concentrate I will need?

A:         We recommend one quart of concentrate for every 7.5  – 10 gallons of ready to use foam solution.  Each foam machine is slightly different and may produce slight variances in resulting color.  

  • 1 quart foam concentrate : 7.5 gallons water.
  • 1 gallon foam concentrate: 30 gallons water.
  • 5 gallon foam concentrate: 150 gallons water.

Q:       Can I eat or drink the Foam or Foam Concentrate?

A:         NO, NO, NO!  Please don’t eat or drink the form or foam concentrate.  It is not intended for consumption.

Q:        Should I use foam concentrate indoors or outdoors?

A:        Our product can be used indoors and outdoors.  Keep in mind, you need to prepare your venue with slip resistant floor material and should use plastic to cover any surface that may come in contact with foam.  Our foam is designed to wash off of skin and hair and many materials. However, it can leave mild stains on certain porous materials.

Q:        Does foam concentrate stain?

A:         Our foam is designed to wash off of skin and hair and many materials. However, it can leave mild stains on certain porous materials. Normal liquid dish detergent and/or de-greaser will remove foam residue.  Power washers also assist in the removal of foam residue from paved areas.

The foam pigments have poor lightfast qualities, which mean the color fades when exposed to outdoor light and sunlight.  This characteristic is typically desirable for outdoor events as the color will to degrade after usage.

Q:        Is foam concentrate environmental friendly?

A:         Foam concentrate is water based and the pigments used for color are non-toxic.

Q:        Can we request a custom color?

A:         Custom UV reflective colors are not available for foam concentrate.

Q:        What does FD&C stand for?

A:         FD&C stands for Food, Drugs and Cosmetics.  

Q:        Is foam concentrate made with FD&C colorants.

A:         No.  Foam concentrate is not made using FD&C colors.  

Q:        Is foam concentrate regulated?

A:         No. 

Q:       Are there any FD&C colorants that are fluorescent or glow in the dark?

A:         There are NO fluorescent or glow in the dark color additives approved for FOOD usage.  However, there are colorants approved for cosmetic usage.

Fluorescent colors: Only the following fluorescent colors are approved for use in cosmetics, and there are limits on their intended uses: D&C Orange No. 5, No. 10, and No. 11; and D&C Red No. 21, No. 22, No. 27, and No. 28 [21 CFR 74.2254, 74.2260, 74.2261, 74.2321, 74.2322, 74.2327, and 74.2328].

Below is a link to the FDA standards and usage restrictions.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=3f8eeb94361e55829ab4b4b06a9480c7;rgn=div6;view=text;node=21%3A1.0.1.1.30.3;idno=21;cc=ecfr

Glow-in-the-dark colors: Luminescent zinc sulfide is the only approved glow-in-the-dark color additive (cosmetics) [21 CFR 73.2995] and there are limits and restrictions to use.

Below is a link to the FDA standards and usage restrictions.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2002-title21-vol1/xml/CFR-2002-title21-vol1-sec73-2995.xml

Foam concentrate is intended for use only on limited, infrequent occasions and not for regular or daily use.

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