ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY & EFFECTIVE WEED CONTROL WITH SPUMA®
NCC Roads have, in cooperation with Aquila Triventek, developed an environmentally friendly thermal method to control weeds. The system is called SPUMA®. The weeds are covered by hot water and a layer of insulating foam, after which the unwanted plants dry out and wither away. The foam is environmentally neutral and approved by the EPA as a pesticide-free product. The foam disappears in short time and leaves no harmful substances. SPUMA® protects the groundwater and surrounding plants while fighting even stubborn weeds very effectively.
MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD AVAILABLE
SPUMA® is a unique alternative to all other forms of weed control. It is pesticide-free and makes no harm to soil, water or surrounding crops. It removes weeds 3-4 times as effective as gas burning, and there is no fire hazard. Furthermore it also controls weeds much better than, for example steam treatment.
SPUMA® is the most long-thermal method against weeds. And the method can even be used in high vegetation and also works well against invasive and stubborn plants as hogweed, Japanese knotweed and dog rose. SPUMA® is effective against all weeds. Everywhere!
ALSO REMOVES CHEWING GUM AND ALGAE
In addition to weed control SPUMA® is also something of a panacea for other cleaning of areas and surfaces. It is, for example also suitable for removing chewing gum from pavements, algae and fouling on all surfaces and for cleaning facades. All with one single system and the same equipment.
WORKS EFFECTIVELY WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY APPROVED SUGAR FOAM
SPUMA® works by placing a layer of 95° - 98° degrees warm water combined with a heat insulating layer of biodegradable foam. Unlike to other methods of weed control the insulating foam covers all weed plant surfaces and affect it with heat for up to 5 minutes. The high temperature which is maintained longer than with other methods get the plant cells to rupture.
This means that the weeds are inhibited much more effectively and the time until new weeds appear at the treated place is significantly longer. One treatment with SPUMA® can keep the weeds down for up to 100 days. The insulating foam is made of corn and coconut sugar and is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide-free product. All components of the sugar foam are decomposed naturally within 24 hours.
Calculations show that with SPUMA® weed control it is possible to reduce the CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to other thermal methods.
CAN BE APPLIED BY MACHINES OR MANUALLY
SPUMA® can be interpreted from running machines with an extension arm, which makes it possible to avoid straining sidewalks, curbs, etc.
The flexible extension arm can for example also get in between trees and shrubs, where mechanical weed control is usually not feasible.
The manual layout is used most often with small inaccessible areas, with many obstacles.