FORT MADISON, IA, Feb 03, 2016 – October 2014 marked the inaugural sale of Cryotech's industry leading Polar Plus® LT Type I aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid in the United States. Polar Plus LT is industry leading technology, combining extremely low aquatic toxicity and LOUT (Lowest Operational Use Temperature) with excellent wetting and low foaming properties.
Polar Plus LT was trialed on a large scale basis by select Cryotech customers during the 2014 – 2015 deicing season. Customers using Polar Plus LT lauded the improved formula for its ease of use, environmental characteristics, and overall performance.
"As a major manufacturer and supplier of aircraft deicing fluids, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to recognize shifting market conditions and respond to customer needs," said Craig Starwalt, President and CEO of Cryotech Deicing Technology. "Opportunities to improve our environmental profile have always been a key research and development metric. This, coupled with input by a top customer, cemented our decision to commit to the development of what is now Polar Plus LT."
Polar Plus LT has the lowest aquatic toxcity of any propylene glycol based fluid in the industry, greatly reducing its environmental effect on stormwater run-off. It is triazole free, does not contain nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants, and is readily biodegradable. In addition to its outstanding environmental attributes, Polar Plus LT has a LOUT of -27.4°F (-33°C), the lowest LOUT in the industry for a propylene glycol based fluid. Polar Plus LT's superior wetting and low foaming properties enable easier handling, even dispersal, and aid in visual contamination checks. Polar Plus LT is an AMS 1424 Certified, FAA approved Type I aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid.
Polar Plus LT is being introduced as a replacement to Cryotech Polar Plus® Type I. Inventory transitions will occur throughout calendar year 2016 with fluid availability in select markets as early as February 2016.
Cryotech Deicing Technology is a division of General Atomics International Services Corporation, a San Diego based company specializing in energy-related research and product development. Cryotech manufactures and markets environmentally compatible acetate-based highway, commercial, and airport runway deicers, as well as glycol-based aircraft deicers. Each product is considered safer for the environment because they readily biodegrade and exhibit low toxicity to vegetation and aquatic life.
Craig Starwalt, President and CEO Cryotech Deicing Technology