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JUPITER, FL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - GelTech Solutions, Inc. (GLTC),
An innovator in the use of environmentally-friendly polymers for fire suppression and prevention, is now supplying its unique FireIce Shield product to the F.W. Webb Company, a leading plumbing, heating, HVAC/R, PVF and industrial products distributor with more than 80 locations across nine states. F.W. Webb sells to contractors, plumbers, welders, HVAC installers, handymen and similar trade professionals throughout the Northeast.
A must for every toolbox, FireIce Shield is a versatile, highly effective gel that blocks heat transfer and helps prevent ignition from welding flames, sparks and other construction ignition sources that could otherwise lead to an accidental structure fire. It cools treated materials on contact for immediate handling and protects virtually any material, including wood, sheetrock, cloth, wires, insulation, plastic, vinyl and metal as well as painted and finished surfaces. FireIce Shield is colorless, odorless, non-toxic and eco-friendly. It sprays on and cleans up easily with a damp cloth, leaving no residue.
“Many structure fires may be prevented if contractors take proper precautions,” said Michael Matros, an active-duty firefighter and Fire Protection and Prevention Specialist for FireIce Solutions. Noting the fire that claimed the lives of two Boston firefighters in the Back Bay neighborhood in 2014 was started by a welding accident, Matros added, “As a firefighter, I believe this product has tremendous potential to save lives and property.”
Professionals who see the product demonstrated are impressed; a contractor attending a recent live demo at an F.W. Webb location called it “miraculous.”
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
Made in the U.S.A. by GelTech Solutions, Inc., FireIce Shield in a convenient spray bottle is available at all F.W. Webb locations throughout the Northeast. Visit fwwebb.com.
About The FireIce Wildland Fire Division
GelTech Solution's FireIce Wildland Fire Division specializes in providing cutting-edge fire chemicals and equipment, as well as industry-leading training and support, to wildland fire agencies around the world. Our talented team has a combined 100 years of wildland fire and aviation experience in federal, state and Canadian government agencies, allowing us to understand the specific needs, challenges and goals of our customers in the wildland fire industry. As an agile organization, our ability to be fast moving, flexible and robust -- capable of rapid response to unexpected challenges, events and opportunities in a wildland fire environment -- is unprecedented.
With fire seasons starting earlier and running longer than in past decades, providing wildfire response has become far costlier and more difficult for firefighting agencies to manage. GelTech Solutions now also provides fixed and mobile airtanker and helicopter bases which can be rapidly deployed with FireIce products to accommodate additional firefighting resources in a cost effective and timely manner, with expert support available at all times.
GelTech Solutions developed the original FireIce product as a next generation fire suppressant and short-term retardant in 2007. Over the last ten years, GelTech has expanded the original FireIce product to a family of products, equipment and services designed to help fire agencies and municipal fire departments around the world fight fire in a safer, more effective, less costly and more environmentally friendly way.
For more information on FireIce, visit: www.fireice.com
For more information on GelTech, visit: www.geltechsolutions.com
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Celebrating its 150th anniversary, the F.W. Webb Company has a long, proud heritage of serving the construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair needs of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Founded in 1866 as the second plumbing supply house in Boston, F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 80 across nine states.
The largest distributor of its kind in the Northeast, F.W. Webb has extensive inventory and expertise in 15 distinct areas. Plumbing, Heating, HVAC, Commercial Refrigeration, and PVF are the company’s core businesses. F.W. Webb also operates nearly 40 Frank Webb’s Bath Center showrooms. F.W. Webb employs approximately 2,200 people and continues to grow organically and through acquisition to better serve its loyal customers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
For more information about F.W. Webb, visit fwwebb.com.
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