Cryotech Deicing Technology

Introducing Cryotech Polar Guard Xtend - Extended Holdover Time Type IV

FORT MADISON, IA - Cryotech Deicing Technology announces the addition of Polar Guard® Xtend, Type IV aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid to its cutting-edge line of aircraft deicing products. Polar Guard Xtend exhibits industry leading technology – extended holdover times, excellent wetting and low foaming properties, and low aquatic toxicity.

Increased air traffic and tightened environmental requirements created the need for an aircraft anti-icing fluid which combines long holdover times with excellent environmental properties. The development of Polar Guard Xtend exemplifies Cryotech’s commitment to exceeding evolving industry and customer needs.

“Customers have come to Cryotech requesting a Type IV fluid with longer holdover times,” said Craig Starwalt, President and CEO of Cryotech Deicing Technology. “These concerns, paired with our business policy and core values to formulate superior products while promoting environmental stewardship, led to the development of Polar Guard Xtend.”

Polar Guard Xtend has extended holdover times, particularly in snow conditions. In addition, it has low aquatic toxicity, is triazole free, does not contain nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants, and is readily biodegradable. Polar Guard Xtend’s superior wetting and low foaming properties enable easier handling, even dispersal, and aid in visual contamination checks. Polar Guard Xtend is an AMS 1428/1 Certified Type IV aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid. It has been successfully field trialed and will be available for limited purchase during the 2019-2020 deicing season.

About Cryotech

Cryotech Deicing Technology is a division of General Atomics International Services Corporation, a San Diego based company specializing in defense and diversified technologies. Cryotech manufactures and markets environmentally compatible acetate-based highway, commercial, and airside pavement deicers, as well as glycol-based aircraft deicers and lavatory fluids. Each is considered safer for the environment because they readily biodegrade and exhibit low toxicity to vegetation and aquatic life. Through business development, Cryotech is focused on diversification with sales and active exploration into non-deicing markets and facility utilization opportunities.

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