Cryotech Deicing Technology


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’s core business focus is de/anti-icing, continued growth and expansion over the years has resulted in operation within six market segments, with multiple product offerings within each.

In 1992, General Atomics purchased the deicing business of Chevron Chemical Company. Included in the acquisition was the production facility at Fort Madison, Iowa, plus all patents, processes and rights developed by Chevron. The business was renamed Cryotech Deicing Technology, the root word "Cryo" meaning cold.

Cryotech's Fort Madison, Iowa plant received ISO 9000 certification for its quality process systems in 1998. ISO is an internationally recognized quality model. It provides assurance to customers that the products they receive are produced and shipped under rigorous international quality standards. In July 2005, Cryotech received ISO 14000 certification. Cryotech is the first manufacturer in its industry to receive certification to two ISO standards. Furthering its commitment to excellence, Cryotech added the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.

A world leader in acetate technology, Cryotech manufactures and markets environmentally compatible acetate-based highway, commercial and airport runway deicers. Acetates are considered safe for the environment because they readily biodegrade and exhibit low toxicity to vegetation and aquatic life.

In 2010, Cryotech started manufacturing Type I and Type IV propylene glycol-based aircraft deicers/anti-icers. With industry-leading performance and internationally recognized product quality, the aircraft deicers Polar Plus and Polar Guard product lines continue to adapt to customer needs.

Cryotech's business development efforts focus on opportunities to take its service, product expertise and expansive updated facility beyond its core deicing business. Cryotech is known for consistently providing quality products with exceptional performance while limiting environmental impact. With customer needs as priority one, Cryotech expanded into agriculture product lines in 2021.