Cryotech Deicing Technology adds new deicing fluid to its product range

posted on 4th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Cryotech Deicing Technology has announced 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 company said 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 chief executive officer 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.