Japanese Airline use renewably sourced Propanediol de-icing fluid

Japanese Airline to use renewably sourced Propanediol de-icing fluid

3:45 PM, 7th June 2011
Japanese Airline to use renewably sourced Propanediol de-icing fluid
De-icing fluid being used on a plane.

UK, EUROPE: One of Japan’s leading airlines has just reinforced its commitment to the environment by placing a significant order for the world's first de-icing fluid based on glycol from a sustainable source. All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed the order for DFsustain with Kanto Chemical Ind, an official licensee for the Kilfrost range of innovative de-icing and anti-icing fluids. ANA participated in a trial of DFsustain made with Susterra renewably sourced propanediol (Bio-PDO) during the winter season last year.


“We’re delighted that ANA has taken on DFsustain as it has the potential to further reduce the airline's carbon footprint. It’s a world-first fluid and truly leads the way in terms of both green credentials and efficacy,” explained Gary Lydiate, Chief Executive, Kilfrost.


Developed using Susterra propanediol, created by DuPont Tate and Lyle BioProducts, DFsustain has the potential to use up to 40 per cent less energy in manufacturing than more traditional fluids. In performance tests, the fluid was effective at temperatures as low as -40ºC.


“We congratulate Kilfrost on the continued success of Dfsustain. ANA’s decision continues to demonstrate that products based on rapidly renewable resources can deliver the high performance that meets the needs of the marketplace,” said Steve Mirshak, President, DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts.

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