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  • Cryotech Adopts Polar Bear Family

    FORT MADISON, IA – February 27, 2019 – Cryotech Deicing Technology, a division of General Atomics International Services Corporation, is celebrating International Polar Bear Day on February 27th. In an effort to raise awareness and support conservation efforts of the company’s’ mascot, Cryotech Deicing Technology has adopted a Polar Bear Family through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).In May 2008, under the Endangered Species Act in the United States, polar bears were listed...  Read More...

  • AMS Revisions

    The following Aircraft Material Specifications (AMS), covering aircraft and runway deicing products, have been recently updated.While it is recommended that products meeting the SAE standards be used, national, state or local regulations may include different requirements.AMS1424P Type I Aircraft Deicing/Anti-Icing FluidOrange color is required.Colorless fluids do not meet this specification.AMS1428K Type II, III, and IV Aircraft Deicing/Anti-Icing FluidColor is required. Type II fluids should b...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Products Do Not Contain PFASs

    September 12, 2018 - There has been some recent misunderstanding in the industry that aircraft deicing fluids may also contain PFASs. Cryotech aircraft and airfield deicers have never contained PFASs and PFASs are not bi-products of the manufacturing process. The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment is a growing aviation industry concern.   Read More...

  • Cryotech Fall Newsletter

    September 4, 2018And just like that, summer fell into fall!Cryotech will be ready when winter arrives and we hope you will be too. Here are a few tips for maximizing the efficiency of your deicing fluid.RUNWAY/RAMP:Check inventory levels and the weather forecast often to help you prepare for the storm and avoid stressful situations.Follow general application guidelines to help you achieve desired product performance and extend inventory supplies.Apply product ahead of or early into the storm, pr...  Read More...

  • Transportation Update – Trucking's Capacity Crunch

    September 4, 2018 - Trucking industry regulations, compounding an existing CDL driver shortage, are leading to an industry-wide capacity crunch in 2018 and beyond.While it is nearly impossible to predict the exact outcome the known and unknown (weather, natural disasters, etc.) factors will have on the trucking industry, the best anyone can do is prepare as much in advance as possible.Helpful tips for Cryotech and its customers:Continue working together - Take a more collaborative approach to lo...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Spring Newsletter

    May 1, 2018This has been quite a winter, but soon we will return our deicing product and equipment to storage. To help keep things in working order, Cryotech would like to offer a few helpful tips to prepare your deicing operations for the warm weather ahead.Sprayer Trucks:It is recommended to empty liquid runway deicing trucks and return good product to storage. Clean truck hoses, pumps, and outside surfaces with warm soapy water prior to storage.Aircraft deicing trucks do not need to be emptie...  Read More...

  • Transportation Update – ELD Enforcement

    May 1, 2018The ELD Rule/Mandate is the U.S. federal government regulation specifying that operators of commercial motor vehicles covered by this law will be required to use electronic logging devices.In its simplest form, an electronic logging device (ELD) is used to electronically record a driver's Record of Duty Status, which replaces the paper log book previously used to record compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements.Although the ELD rule went into effect on December 18, 2017, ful...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Achieves Quality and Environmental Milestones

    FORT MADISON, IA Feb. 14, 2017 - Cryotech Deicing Technology is excited to announce it has achieved certification to both ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015, making it among the top 10% of companies certified to the revised standards.Cryotech, located in Fort Madison, Iowa, was audited in October 2016 by BSI and successfully upgraded its quality management system to the newest version of ISO 9001, the worldwide quality standard. The new version of ISO 9001 requires more focus on leadership and risk-ba...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Begins Inventory Transition to Enhanced Type I Aircraft Deicing Fluid

    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....  Read More...

  • Cryotech Deicing Technology Expands Transit Lavatory Product Offerings

    FORT MADISON, IA August 4, 2015 – Cryotech, a world leader in runway, aircraft, and commercial deicing technology, has introduced a new bio-based, ready-to-use lavatory fluid for use in aircraft, rail and other commercial transit applications.The newest addition to Cryotech's product portfolio, Cryotech Glacier™ RF, is a cost effective full package lavatory fluid. It combines the deodorant package and the freeze point depressant, eliminating the need to mix, agitate and dilute se...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Deicing Technology Launches Polar ShieldTM TKS In-Flight Ice Prevention Fluid

    Feb 03, 2015FORT MADISON, IA Cryotech Deicing Technology announces the addition of Polar Shield TKS In-Flight Ice Prevention Fluid to its current lineup of aircraft deicing products. The new fluid expands on Cryotech's world leading deicing expertise and provides a quality ice prevention fluid to the North American aviation market.Cryotech Polar Shield is designed to be used in conjunction with a weeping wing system for deicing protection during flight. While it is unadvised for pilots to fl...  Read More...

  • Introducing Cryotech Polar Plus® LT - Industry Leading Type I Technology

    For Immediate Release June 26, 2014FORT MADISON, IA ... Cryotech Deicing Technology announces the addition of Polar Plus® LT, Type I aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid to its cutting-edge line of aircraft deicing products. 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.Cryotech's development of Polar Plus LT was driven by customer demand.   Read More...

  • Cryotech and Avfuel Partner to Provide Deicing Solutions

    For Immediate Release December 4, 2013FORT MADISON, IA… Deicing manufacturer, Cryotech Deicing Technology, and aviation fuel and service supplier, Avfuel, have partnered to bring Cryotech's deicing solutions to the general aviation market.  Avfuel will market and distribute Cryotech's full line of aircraft deicing fluids in the United States beginning this season.Both companies strive to provide the aviation industry with superior products and outstanding service. Cryotech is...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Partners with Proviron

    May 23, 2013Innovation and experience converge: Proviron bringing Cryotech aircraft deicing fluids to EuropeCryotech Deicing Technology (USA) and Proviron (Belgium) have joined forces to introduce Cryotech’s aircraft deicing solutions to the European market. This will provide the European aviation industry with high quality deicing fluids renowned for their superior performance.For over ten years Cryotech has manufactured Type I and Type IV propylene glycol based aircraft deicers/anti...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Launches New Ready-To-Use Lavatory Fluid

    September 26, 2012 Cryotech, a world leader in runway, aircraft, and commercial deicing technology, introduces its new cost effective, ready-to-use lavatory fluid in time for the fast approaching winter season. The newest addition to Cryotech's product line, Cryotech GlacierBlue™, can be used in aircraft, rail, and other commercialtransit applications. ...  Read More...

  • March Weather Newsletter

    Although recently winter weather activity has picked up in some areas, spring is right around the corner. Cryotech would like to thank all of you for the continued support and offer a few helpful tips to prepare your deicing operations for the warm weather ahead.Sprayers should be emptied - Recommend returning uncontaminated product to storage, clean spray truck inside the tanks, hoses, pumps and outside surfaces with warm soapy water prior to putting away for the winter season.Spreader Trucks &...  Read More...

  • EPA Releases Ruling on Effluent Limitations for Airports - Cryotech Pavement Deicers Comply

    May 16, 2012 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rule for Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category, effective June 15, 2012.  The ruling was welcome news to airport industry leaders who were successful in their diligent efforts to persuade the EPA to consider the site-specific needs and individual operational and land constraints of the nation’s airports.  This document is intended ...  Read More...

  • Update on Catalytic Oxidation Testing for Cryotech BX36®, Cryotech EX180®, Cryotech XT360®, and Cryotech NAAC®

    Cryotech Deicing Technology has been actively involved with aerospace industry efforts to reduce catalytic oxidation of carbon brakes caused by potassium acetate and potassium formate based deicers. The potassium in these products is known to act as a catalyst to accelerate the oxidation and subsequent breakdown of carbon in brake materials at high temperatures.Recently, AMS 1431 and AMS 1435, the two SAE Aerospace Material Specifications that require testing of deicing and anti‐icing solid and ...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Connects with a Cause

    For Immediate Release Oct 14, 2011FORT MADISON, IA…For the second year running Cryotech was named the top fundraising team for North Lee County Relay for Life. Raising over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society’s signature activity to fight back against cancer.“We were extremely pleased with this year’s event.” said Angie Budnik, Community Relations Director, Fort Madison Community Hospital. “It is always so wonderful to see the whole community come togethe...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Reaches Out to Community with Second Annual Fall Fundraiser

    FORT MADISON, Iowa, November 5, 2010. This fall, Cryotech Deicing Technology teamed up with United Way to give back to the local community. The Fort Madison Area United Way campaign supports 23 local organizations providing a wide range of services for local residents."We appreciate Cryotech employees participating in our 2010 Give United, Live United campaign," Director of Fort Madison Area United Way, Connie Storms explains.   Read More...

  • Cryotech Reaches Out to Community with Second Annual Fall Fundraiser

    FORT MADISON, Iowa, November 5, 2010. This fall, Cryotech Deicing Technology teamed up with United Way to give back to the local community. The Fort Madison Area United Way campaign supports 23 local organizations providing a wide range of services for local residents."We appreciate Cryotech employees participating in our 2010 Give United, Live United campaign," Director of Fort Madison Area United Way, Connie Storms explains.   Read More...

  • Deicer Comparison Goes to California for Competition

    FORT MADISON, Iowa, May 26, 2010. - Local high school students Lynnely Parker, and Bailie Bryant recently returned from the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in San Jose, CA earning 4th place overall for teams. Their project, "A Combined Approach: Comparing Liquid Runway Deicer Performance and Characteristics with their Impact on Aircraft Corrosion, Catalytic Oxidation, the Environment and the Economy" was presented the week of May 9th, competing against 1,500 other ...  Read More...

  • Encouraging Donations from All Locations

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2010FORT MADISON, Iowa, February 11, 2010. - Cryotech Deicing Technology is once again gearing up for North Lee County's Relay for Life on September 25-26, 2010 at Fort Madison High School. The team consists of Cryotech employees that coordinate year round activities and events to raise money for the American Cancer Society.   Read More...

  • Cryotech Deicing Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    FORT MADISON, Iowa, November 23, 2009. Cryotech Deicing Technology, a division of General Atomics International Services Corporation, a world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of environmentally compatible deicers, today announced that it has achieved conversion to ISO 9001:2000 certification from BSI, Inc., a quality management systems registrar, having previously been registered to ISO 9000:1994 in March, 1998.The new standard, released in December 2000, is an internationally recognize...  Read More...

  • Update: Catalytic Oxidation Testing for Cryotech E36®, BX36®, NX360™ and XT360®

    Cryotech Deicing Technology is actively involved with aerospace industry efforts to reduce catalytic oxidation of carbon brakes. It has been determined that one cause is the potassium in common runway deicers such as potassium acetate and/or potassium formate deicers.Potassium is known to accelerate weight loss of carbon used in some aircraft brake materials at certain temperatures and concentrations. As a result of this information, Cryotech developed Cryotech BX36 liquid runway deicer to conta...  Read More...

  • Defense Logistics Agency Awards Outstanding Readiness Support Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2009 Ann Wehner, Cryotech ADF Manager accepts the award presented by Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency FORT MADISON, Iowa, January 28, 2009. Cryotech Deicing Technology was awarded the Outstanding Readiness Support for Large Business Award by the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency.   Read More...

  • Cryotech Deicers to be Showcased at The Warehouse Gallery's "Embracing Winter" Exhibition

    SYRACUSE, New York, January 27, 2007. - Staging the coldest season as a playground for imagination, The Warehouse Gallery presents Embracing Winter, a group exhibition featuring knitted sculpture, psychedelic video, interactive displays, sly photography, and crisp audio and book works by American, Canadian and Italian artists.The show is on view February 13, 2007 through March 30, 2007 and accompanied by a Hot Cocoa Reception on February 15; Lunchtime Talks by exhibition artists and an earth sci...  Read More...

  • Cryotech Facility Certified to ISO Environmental Standard

    Fort Madison, Iowa, July 12, 2005. Cryotech Deicing Technology's environmental management system at its Fort Madison, Iowa manufacturing facility has been certified to the ISO 14001:2004 standard by BSI Management Systems, a worldwide ISO registrar.To achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification, a company must establish and maintain a detailed environmental management system which allows it to identify and take required actions that reduce environmental and health risks, while consistently improving it...  Read More...

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