Kilfrost Reports Surge in “Sustain” De-icer Orders

July 12, 2012, 10:40 AM

De-icing fluid manufacturer Kilfrost has reported orders for its “environmentally driven” Sustain products in New Zealand, with Air New Zealand and Aviall purchasing 27 metric tons of them over the last year. “All our sustainable products offer significant environmental benefits in terms of carbon savings and low toxicity, with no compromise in terms of performance and functionality,” said CEO Gary Lydiate.

Kilfrost also said its Liquid Melt product is being used at London’s Heathrow Airport to keep the airport’s driverless passenger pods moving during winter. It helps ensure the efficient functioning of the passenger pods that travel from the Terminal 5 business car park to the terminal itself.

Liquid Melt is biodegradable and nontoxic, UK-based Kilfrost said. It was developed specifically for the fast and effective removal of frost, ice and snow, particularly in public, unattended areas. The product is fully soluble, leaving no residue and does not have the corrosive properties found in traditional rock salt, making it a safe and reliable alternative.

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