IBR certificate extended until 2020: Extover® fire extinguisher is safe with respect to building biology.

Extover® has already been awarded the “Tested and Recommended” seal of approval by the Institut für Baubiologie Rosenheim GmbH (IBR) in the past due to the good test results. Extover® has now been re-confirmed as safe with respect to building biology and the certificate has been extended until 2020.

The test material for the building biology safety test is obtained by the IBR by taking material samples at the place of manufacture. In the subsequent pollutant analysis, various hazardous substances are tested. The material has been tested for radioactivity, biocides, organohalogen compounds (HOV, AOX, EOX), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and phthalates, flame retardants, volatile organic compounds (VOC, SVOC) and heavy metals.

The extension of the certificate confirms our claim to the highest quality of our product. Extover® consists of pure glass and therefore is non-flammable and non-toxic. The extinguishing agent is low-reaction (inert), amorphous, fibre-free, solvent-free (VOC-free), odourless, anti-allergenic and radiologically completely harmless. The fire extinguishing granules are also alkali-resistant and acid-resistant and have a high resistance against mould. Extover® can therefore be used completely safely as an extinguishing agent and preventive fire protection agent.

About the “Tested and Recommended” seal of the IBR:

In order to maintain neutrality and objectivity, all tests were carried out by independent third parties. Economically independent laboratories are commissioned to carry out the necessary examinations and tests. All results which resulted in the certificate were taken from these external test reports.

The IBR certificate has been awarded since 1982 and offers consumers the opportunity to get informed about health-friendly materials.

Further information on the IBR can be found here.

IBR certificate for Extover® extended until 2020.

ALBERO project testing Extover® fire extinguishing agent

In the coming years, the number of alternative vehicles will increase significantly. A correspondingly higher number of these cars will therefore also be transported by ferries. As a result, the risk of accidents on the high seas associated with the (most commonly) used Li-ion batteries in the vehicles transported is also growing. On ferries, however, in contrast to regular road traffic, conditions are extremely narrow. Even minor accidents can quickly lead to catastrophes if they are not counteracted quickly, appropriately and purposefully.

The ALBERO project was launched in order to be prepared in advance for possible dangers. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and combines research and science as well as the industry of RORO (Roll on/Roll off) shipping under a network of equal interests and goals.

The main objective of the ALBERO project is the safe integration of alternative vehicles into ferry traffic. Alternative powered vehicles are to be understood as electric vehicles as well as gas-powered cars, trucks or buses. The project will develop measures for the safe transport of these vehicles as well as options for charging electric vehicles. These can only be implemented in daily ship operation if they are known to all participants, if the staff is prepared accordingly and is regularly trained. The qualification of maritime personnel with regard to the transport of alternatively operated vehicles on RORO ferries is therefore of major importance, too.

Extover as fire extinguishing agent for difficult to control metal fires and lithium battery fires is generally suitable for this application. It is currently being put through its paces by the ALBERO project.

More information about the ALBERO project:


On their website the members of the ALBERO project inform about their goals and measures.

Battery Show Europe 2019 in Stuttgart

Previously in Hanover, the Battery Show Europe will take place from 07.-09.05.2019 now at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. The Battery Show is the leading trade fair and conference in Europe. More than 300 exhibitors from 50 countries will present themselves at the trade fair in Stuttgart and show the latest trends in state-of-the-art battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, renewable energies, electronic devices, medical technology, telecommunications and all other areas that require battery technology.

With its concept and large number of exhibitors, the trade fair covers the entire supply chain for battery, electrical and hybrid production. Extover® already exhibited at the trade fair in 2018.

Visit us also in 2019 this time in Stuttgart at our booth in hall 1, booth # 901. We are looking forward to you!



Stuttgart Trade Fair

Exhibition square 1

70629 Stuttgart, Germany


Opening hours:

Tuesday 7 May – 09.00 to 16.30

Wednesday 8 May – 09.00 to 16.30

Thursday 9 May – 09.00 to 15.00


About the exhibition: The Battery Show Website


Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference

With the exhibiton there is the co-located Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference.

Leading industry representatives will give an outlook on the future of the industry at the co-located conference. With its concept and the large number of exhibitors, the exhibition covers the entire supply chain for battery, electrical and hybrid production.


Key topics to be explored include:

  • Realising a European based battery value chain
  • Optimising automotive battery technology design
  • Improving thermal management in battery pack design
  • Creating material feed stock through battery recycling
  • Examining barriers to commercialising and scale-up of solid-state batteries



The conference will feature more than 120 expert speakers including:

  • Andreas Hintennach, Senior Manager, Daimler AG
  • Masato Origuchi, Expert, Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Renault Sas
  • Anil Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, Leclanché
  • Bastian Hartmann, Research Engineer Advanced Power Supply and Energy Management, Ford Motor Company
  • Christian Rosenkranz PhD, VP Start-Stop Engineering & EMEA, Johnson Controls Battery Group


More information: http://www.thebatteryshow.eu/conference/conference

Extover® sponsors BRS Motorsport e.V.

Extover® sponsors the Formula Student Team BRS Motorsport e.V. of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Current racing car of the BRS Motorsport e.V.

The BRS Motorsport e.V. is the Formula Student Team of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. The team has been developing and manufacturing electric racing cars for years and regularly participates in the international Formula Student competitions.

The Formula Student is an international constructor’s competition in which the participating teams measure themselves against each other in eight different disciplines. Every year in July and August, they compete against each other in various competitions in Europe, North America and Asia. In addition to the classic dynamic disciplines, such as acceleration, endurance and efficiency, the so-called static disciplines, e.g. the development of a business plan, play an important role in the ranking.

Extover supports the racing team of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences with Extover® extinguishing agent in order to help the team to safely store their lithium batteries used for the racing car. This granulate is mainly used in the team’s production hall for the racing car.

The team has relied on Extover® since last year an unwanted and spontaneous thermal reaction of a battery pack almost led to an accident. Worse things could be prevented at that time. Thanks to Extover®, the team now is prepared for major incidents in the future, which are quite possible in the event of a technical defect in the batteries.

The BRS Motorsport e.V. team relies on Extover® for safe handling of high-performance batteries.

Extover® is a special extinguishing agent for lithium battery fires and metal fires that are difficult to control. It is excellently suited for preventive fire protection as a filling material for safe storage and transport of lithium batteries in hazardous goods containers.

We are proud to be able to make a small contribution to the safety of the BRS Motorsport e.V. while handling the high-performance batteries. We keep our fingers crossed for the entire team during the upcoming events.

Further information:

About the BRS Motorsport e.V.
About Formula Student

VdS-Brandschutztage in Cologne

Thanks to all visitors at our booth!

For the first time Extover® exhibited at the VdS-Brandschutztage and presented its products as a extinguisher and fire suppressant medium for metal fires and lithium battery fires. The feedback of the visitors was very positive. Over 100 exhibitors showed product innovations and live demonstrations to over 3,300 visitors.

With the combination of an international fire protection trade fair, renowned conferences, the Future Fire Protection Forum as well as a science and exhibitor forum, the VdS-Brandschutztage have been attracting a top-class audience to the Koelnmesse for years.

In December 2018, the international trade fair took place for the seventh time and is the industry event at the end of the year. The event provides fire protection professionals with an overview of innovative solutions in plant, structural and organisational fire protection, and provides an opportunity for exchange and networking with manufacturers, installers, representatives of authorities, universities and research institutes.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank again the numerous visitors and their great interest.


Impressions from the event in the official video:

Extover® supports Elefant Racing e.V. of the University of Bayreuth

Elefant Racing e.V. is the student racing team of the University of Bayreuth. A team of students from the Faculty of Engineering has been developing an electric racing car every year since 2004. In the internationally organized Formula Student it will then compete against more than 600 university teams worldwide to win one of the coveted trophies.

The Formula Student is an international design competition in which the participating teams compete in eight different disciplines. Each year in July and August they compete in various competitions in Europe, North America and Asia. In addition to the classic dynamic disciplines, such as acceleration, endurance and efficiency, the so-called static disciplines play a major role in the ranking in comparison with the other competitors. In addition to the preparation of a business plan and detailed cost reporting, these include above all the preparation of a meaningful design report. Ultimately, Formula Student helps to promote the development of electromobility in general.

This year’s racing car model, with which Elefant Racing e.V. is competing, was named FR 18 Siegfried with reference to the Wagner city Bayreuth. The team around 1. executive committee Vera Scheuer expects itself with the high performance electric car very good chances on one of the front places.


The teams of the Formula Student Germany 2017 in Hockenheim


The futuristic racing cars are powered purely electrically. The lithium batteries, which serve as an energy source for the cars, are particularly powerful. In case of fire of the lithium batteries, e.g. due to damage or overcharging effects, a special extinguishing agent is required. This is why the team became aware of Extover® and we equipped it with our fire extinguishing granulate. Extover® is ideally suited as a fire-suppressing filling material for fireproof containers to safely charge and store lithium batteries.

Extover® is a special extinguishing agent for lithium battery and metal fires that are difficult to control. It is ideal in preventive fire protection as a filling material for the safe storage and transport of lithium batteries in hazardous goods containers. As a fire-suppressing material, Extover® contributes to the safe use of lithium batteries in test benches. Extover® meets the requirements of packing instruction P909 (ADR) for a non-combustible, non-conductive fire protection filling and may therefore be used in special containers as filling and cushioning material.

We keep our fingers crossed for the entire Elefant Racing e. V. racing team. We are proud to make a small contribution to the team success this year.


More Information:

Website Elefant Racing e. V.

Website Formula Student Germany


Extover® in RC model making

Advantages and applications of Extover® in RC model making

In the last issue of the renowned technical journal Modellflug International (MFI) the Extover® fire extinguishing granulate for fighting metal and lithium battery fires was described in a detailed article.

The author of the article describes in detail the advantages and applications of Extover® in RC model making. He focusses in particular on preventive fire protection. The lithium batteries used in model making require special precautions during storage and transport due to their possible inflammability. Special metal boxes filled with Extover® currently provide the best possible protection.

But Extover® also extinguishes metal and battery fires effectively and quickly. The mode of action of Extover® during the extinguishing process was also described in detail. The author was apparently able to draw on personal experiences in the vivid description.

The use of ever more powerful lithium batteries in RC model making requires safe storage of the batteries and a suitable extinguishing agent for battery fires before an emergency occurs. We therefore recommend reading this very informative article. Exclusively we are offering a PDF version of it for download.

Click on the picture below for a download of the article (German):

Further information
Fachzeitschrift Modellflug International

Extover® expands distribution network


Visit us at the Battery Show Europe 2018 in Hanover

The Battery Show is Europe’s largest trade fair for advanced battery technology, taking place in Hanover, Germany, from 15 – 17 May 2018.
We will be at the Battery Show Europe 2018 with an own stand and will present the versatile advantages of Extover®, our fire extinguishing agent.

We invite all interested parties, partners and customers to visit us at our booth B 482. Contact us in advance at info@extover.com, to secure free entry to the trade fair.

Event venue
Booth B 482
Entrance Nord 1, Hall 19, 20 & 21
Deutsche Messe
30521 Hanover

May 15-17, 2018

Opening times
Tuesday 15 May 09:00 to 16:30hrs
Wednesday 16 May 09:00 to 16:30hrs
Thursday 17 May 09:00 to 15:00hrs

Your local contacts
Armin Egersdörfer
Sales Manager
Southern Germany

Extover® at the FeuerTRUTZ exhibition 2018 in Nuremberg

On Wednesday and Thursday, 21-22 February 2018, Nuremberg will once again be the venue for the FeuerTRUTZ exhibition. The international event will take place for the eighth time. The event offers visitors the number one European platform for preventive fire protection. The venue is again the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg.


Extover® fire extinguishing granulate presents itself as a special extinguishing agent for lithium battery and metal fires. At booth 307 in hall 10.0 the Extover sales team are looking forward to you. Discuss with us the advantages of Extover granules. Find out about applications and new storage and transport containers for lithium batteries.


Extover® booth

Visit us: Hall 10.0 Stand 10.0-307

Link: Floor plan FeuerTRUTZ 2018

Trade fair opening hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 17:00 o’ clock

Website: FeuerTRUTZ 2018