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Kilfrost Celebrates 90 Years in Business

Manned flight has been with us for the past 120 years with massive technical improvements during this time. For the past 90 years Kilfrost has been involved in safety critical advances to get aircraft airborne safely in icing conditions whilst safeguarding the passengers and crew. We are justifiably proud of our achievement, our heritage and people.

For 90 years it has not just been about aviation, with attempts to de-ice the football pitch at Newcastle United and developing ‘Slimego’ to remove slime from meat in the 1930’s, working in the rail industry, working on Arctic convoys to keep ships safe, supplying products for Antarctic surveys and inventing the first ever glycol based aircraft de-icing and anti-icing fluids that have been modified many times but remain the basis of today’s products globally.

We remain a family owned SME business working across the globe. Aviation is a key market, but we are making strides into Geothermal activities, refrigerants including for the drinks industry as well as our low viscosity range of products. We are also part of the community and support many charities and events from Opera to helping people with Alzheimer’s and loneliness.

The future beckons; a new range of our Advanced Low Viscosity products, new Geothermal products and a new range of Aircraft De-icing Fluids. Gary Lydiate, CEO commented, ‘We cannot sit still, we need to continue innovating and thrive as we have done for the past 90 years. We embrace those challenges’. That future also means looking at our community both large and small to support them too. As with any business that has thrived for 90 years there have been rollercoaster moments. But, Kilfrost has always thrived and will continue to do so.

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