March 18, 2013

Bio-1,3 PDO market update

Photo source: DuPont
The blog saw this news about Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (STL) claiming to be the first in the US to use a biobased de-icing fluid using Kilfrost DFSustain Type 1 bio-propanediol (PDO). The deicing operations were carried out by Airport Terminal Services, which serves several major airlines at Lambert and other airports across North America.

According to ATS, it currently de-ices 30% of STL commercial aircraft traffic. DFSustain is currently in use by major international carriers such as All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, and LATAM airlines. ATS claimed it has the ability to blend the deicing fluid specific to the local weather conditions through a Type 1 glycol blending system installed at Lambert.

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