Kilfrost

Aviation/Aircraft De-Icing & Anti-Icing Fluids

For over 80 years Kilfrost has led the global de/anti-icing market and works closely with customers in over 63 countries and five continents from operational hubs in the UK, Europe, North America, Japan and China.

Kilfrost’s Winter Division delivers its safety-critical de/anti-icing products to the aviation, rail and ground de-icing sectors. Kilfrost’s Speciality Fluids Division produce a wide range of inhibited glycol based heat transfer fluids which are used in heating, cooling and industrial applications.

Kilfrost’s world-renowned R&D facility continues to develop ground breaking new products, and is continuing to invest heavily in the innovation of ever-more environmentally-friendly solutions.

Its team of research and development specialists ensure that these fluids meet international standards and ever more stringent environmental demands. Kilfrost's reputation for quality products and excellent delivery is known throughout the world.

During its long standing history, Kilfrost has formulated an excellent logistics system that ensures delivery to the right place, at the right time. It responds to customer demand at any time of day or night, whatever the weather, using a network of approved hauliers and a 24-hour, seven-day a week helpline.

Company Profile

  • Type I De/Anti-Icing Fluids

    Type I de/anti-icing fluid are manufactured and qualified to AMS 1424 / ISO 11075 specifications.

    They are primarily used for de-icing and do not offer any significant anti-icing holdover protection. Because of this Type I fluids are commonly used as part of a two-step de/anti-icing procedure when the final application of a Type II or Type IV fluid provides the required extra protection.

    Kilfrost offers two different Type I fluid options: DF Plus, the most popular choice of fluid,and DFSustain, which operates at a lower temperature, has good storage stability and is low foaming/triazole free.

    Runway/Aircraft De-Icing & Anti-Icing Fluids
  • Type II De/Anti-icing Fluids

    Type II de/anti-icing fluids are manufactured and qualified to AMS 1428 / ISO 11078 specifications. Type II fluids can be used for de-icing purposes but (unlike Type I fluids) also offer extended anti-icing holdover protection and can be used in a variety of ways:

    • Unheated and undiluted (or diluted) for anti-icing
    • Heated and undiluted for de-icing / anti-icing as a one step process
    • Diluted with water and heated for de-icing / anti-icing as a one step process
    • Diluted with water and heated as the de-icing stage in a two-step process, when used with the unheated and undiluted fluid

    Kilfrost offers two different Type II fluid options: ABC-3, which provides extended anti-icing holdover protection and ABC-K Plus, which offers extended hold especially in snow conditions.

     

    Runway/Aircraft De-Icing & Anti-Icing Fluids
  • Type IV De/Anti-Icing Fluids

    Type IV de/anti-icing fluids are manufactured and qualified to AMS 1428 / ISO 11078 specifications. Type IV fluids offer maximum anti-icing holdover protection, but can also be used for de-icing purposes.

    Similar to Type II fluids, Type IV fluids can be used in a variety of ways:

    • Unheated and undiluted (or diluted) for anti-icing
    • Heated and undiluted for de-icing / anti-icing as a one step process
    • Diluted with water and heated for de-icing / anti-icing as a one step process
    • Diluted with water and heated as the de-icing stage in a two-step process, when used with the unheated and undiluted fluid as step two.

    Kilfrost offers two different Type IV fluid options: ABC-S Plus, which provides maximum hold-over performance especially in snow conditions and ABC-4 Sustain, made from a Bio-PDO™ glycol base which comes from a renewable and sustainable raw material.

     

    Runway/Aircraft De-Icing & Anti-Icing Fluids
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    Runway/Aircraft De-Icing & Anti-Icing Fluids

Contact

Kilfrost
4th Floor Time Central
32 Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
NE1 4SN
  • +44 (0)1434 320 332