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Safeway® Runway De-Icing

Safeway - An Efficient Way of Runway De-Icing

Clariant, one of the largest specialty chemical manufacturers worldwide, offers liquid and solid runway de- / anti-icing chemicals.

The specially designed composition of all Safeway® de-/anti-Icers ensures that the corrosion of materials used in aircraft construction is reduced to a minimum. Safeway® runway de-/ anti-Icers meet the requirement of internationally recognized Aerospace Material Specification AMS 1431 and AMS 1435 for solid and liquid de- / anti-icers, respectively. Certificates awarded by the independent Scientific Material International Inc, USA (SMI) recognize the compatibility of Clariant de- / anti-icers with various metals and polymer materials.

Commercial airports and military air bases concerned with the quality of storm water run-off and requiring a high performance de-icer can benefit from Safeway® de- / anti-icers. With increased concerns about de-icing chemicals, airport managers regard Safeway® runway de- / anti-icers as an important tool in managing environmental issues associated with storm water run-off.

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Relevant Products

Liquid Runway De-/Anti-Icers

Clariant liquid runway de-/anti-icing products are manufactured and certified according to AMS 1435 specifications.

Liquid runway de-/anti-icers are be used in combination with "classic" mechanical clearing methods to ensure safe take-offs and landings.

Clariant’s runway de-/anti-icers offer three distinct advantages: they melt ice and snow effectively, provide protection against re-freezing (holdover) and set new standards in environmental friendliness.

Clariant supplies liquid runway de-icers based on potassium acetate or potassium formate.

  • Safeway® KA HOT

    Safeway® KA HOT is an advanced acetate-based runway de-icing solution. The HOT formulation gives the fluid an outstanding wetting performance, ensuring maximum surface coverage, optimizing friction values and de-/anti-icing performance, as well as reducing corrosion and environmental impact.

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  • Safeway® KF

    Safeway® KF is an advanced formate based runway de-icing solution. The formulation gives the fluid an outstanding wetting performance, ensuring maximum surface coverage, optimizing friction values and de-/anti-icing performance.

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  • Safeway® KF HOT

    Safeway® KF HOT is an advanced, formate-based runway de-icing solution. The fluid not only uses the HOT formulation, but it also contains approximately 5 % less water than standard de-icers. This optimizes runway friction, surface coverage, ease of slush/ice removal and overall de-/anti-icing performance.

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Solid Runway De-/Anti-Icers

Clariant solid runway de-/anti-icing products are manufactured and certified according to AMS 1431 specifications.

Solid runway de-/anti-icers are used in combination with "classic" mechanical clearing methods to ensure safe take-offs and landings.

For the most economical use of the Safeway® de-/anti-icers, apply the solid Clariant Safeway® product to the ice- or packed snow layer, in which it will develop holes. When the liquid Safeway® de-/anti-icers are then applied, the liquid has a path to the pavement surface and quickly breaks the pack prior to mechanical removal.

  • Safeway® SF

    Safeway® SF is an advanced sodium formate-based runway and apron de-icing solid. The formulation makes Safeway SF an extremely effective and easy applicable de-/anti-icing product that gives long-term protection against snow, slush, and ice.

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