Foamstream is the award-winning new system of controlling weeds that harnesses the power of thermal technology. It kills weeds using a precise application of hot water and foam. Used throughout the amenity and water industries, it provides an effective method of herbicide-free weed control for the first time.
Foamstream won the award for best new product or innovation at LAMMA 2012 as well as the award for design and supply of amenities at EDGE 2012. Trialled by a variety of contractors at different sites throughout the UK, its weedkilling properties have started a revolution in the safe management of native and invasive species.
Although Foamstream manufacturers Weedingtech recognised the problem of traditional chemical herbicide use as long ago as the 1990s, legislation has only recently caught up. The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations which came into force in the UK in 2012, place a duty on landowners to reduce the use of traditional chemical herbicides.
This has coincided with increased pressure from the public to act more responsibly towards the environment, whilst budgets for weed control have become ever tighter.
Weeds can’t be left to grow unmanaged so the arrival of Foamstream is an exciting moment for the weed control industry.