Every three years, the NBC defence specialists come together from all over the world to attend a meeting in Sweden.

Just a few kilometres north of Stockholm, at Kistamässan in Kista Science City, the experts met for the ‘International symposium on protection against chemical and biological warfare agents’ which took place from 8 to 11 June 2010.

The symposium was accompanied by an exhibition at which Kärcher Futuretech proved again that it is a market leader in the area of NBC defence.

The references are self explanatory, for example, the TEP 90 project is in its final phase. In the coming weeks, the last units of a total of 73 compact, highly mobile TEP decontamination systems will be delivered to the German Bundeswehr. The NBC defence troop will thus have a system which is equipped with extremely future-oriented and worldwide unique NBC decontamination technologies. And the TEP success story continues.

Meanwhile, the interest shown by the Turkish Civil Defence organisation in the modular containerised TEP 90 decontamination system has been so great that it recently placed a contract for such a unit. Another highlight at the Kärcher Futuretech stand in Sweden was a special light-weight, highly mobile, air-transportable and versatile decontamination systems. For rapid operations, the units were transported on a special, protected mission vehicle (Mungo-type) with system trailer.

In detail, these are light-weight decontamination systems for persons (including the modules for the decontaminationof persons and personal equipment), material (for the decontamination of vehicles), sensitive equipment (for sensitive personal equipment and vehicle interiors), in addition to a light-weight decontamination system for infrastructures (decontamination of road sections, installations, facilities).

Special modules for the transport of water complete the respective decontamination systems. The systems use state-of-the-art decontamination technologies (For example, BC vacuum decontamination) and the new family of NBC decontamination agents consisting of GDS 2000, RDS 2000 and BDS 2000.

At the symposium, attention was also be paid to theoretical considerations. As always, Hans-Joachim Töpfer, product manager for NBC defence systems, was waving the flag of Kärcher Futuretech. On the third day of the event, at 3:30pm, he gave a speech on ‘New BC vacuum decontamination technologies for mission critical sensitive equipment’ together with Markus Kostron, head of the decontamination system development team. Concentrated NBC defence competence, made in Germany, was seen by trade visitors in the German pavilion, and naturally, in particular also at Kärcher Futuretech’s stand E21.