First aid in chemical accidents involving hydrofluoric acid

Often it is a matter of seconds before risking a permanent injury. Getting to an emergency shower and trying to wash away the corrosive chemical with water may take far too long. Water also lacks neutralizing properties and has a limited ability to dilute the chemical, which requires continuous washing for a long time to achieve the desired effect. During this time the corrosive chemical keeps attacking your body.


With an immediate neutralization we can stop the chemical before it causes permanent damage. The neutralization also affects the clothing as well as the rinsing residues which caters for
a safer management of the distressed person as well as simplifying the subsequent cleaning of surfaces and materials.




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Hexafluorine ® is a unique first aid rinsing solution that has been specially developed for use on hydrofluoric acid and its derivatives. It is effective against all acids and is also able to quickly render the poisonous fluoride ion harmless. If allowed to enter into the body, this ion can otherwise cause serious harm by bonding with – among other things – calcium in the body. Hexafluorine’s ® hypertonic properties mean that it not only prevents the dangerous chemical from penetrating into the tissue of the body, but also helps to draw out the dangerous substance already penetrated. Its positive effects are scientifically and practically specified in the Swedish Work Environment Authority’s Report 2010: 6.
If you are uncertain whether first aid has been administered properly, or if the affected area was washed too late, fluoride ions may have already penetrated into the body. In this case, applying an antidote in the form of calcium gluconate gel/HF-antidote gel may be a suitable next step.



Calcium gluconate is traditionally used in hospitals as an antidote for cutaneous exposure to/poisoning from hydrofluoric acid. The treatment mainly aims to provide the body with extra calcium to counteract the imbalance that arises when fluoride ions penetrate into the body and bond with the body’s own calcium ions. NOTE: This Calcium gluconate is for external use only; do not use in the eyes.



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– For treatment of chemical accidents involving hydrofluoric acid.
– CE-marked Medical Device.
– Approved replacement to wallfi xed emergency eye washes and body showers according to the European EN15154-3/4 standard.
– Renders quickly both the corrosive acid and the toxic fluoride ion harmless.
– For use in the eyes, on the skin, in the oral cavity and in the ear canals.

– For single use.

– Shelf life 2 years.


Tel: 0157-131 31



The product is available in different packagings in order to suit your specific work environment; portable or wall-mounted and with or without heating.



Hexafluorine Dap
Hexafluorine Rinsing Station
Hexafluorine Bottle
Hexafluorine Bag
Calcium Gluconate Gel, Can
Calcium Gluconate Gel, Tube




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