Boryszew ERG, one of the key manufacturers of automotive chemicals in Poland, is planning to enrich its product portfolio with new innovative solutions. Particularly advanced research is underway on a project of an environment-friendly car radiator nano-coolant and an aircraft anti-icing liquid. It is expected to be completed in 2020, which is when the products will be placed on the market. Before that, already in the 2019/20 winter season, Boryszew ERG’s offer will include a de-icing and an anti-freezing liquid intended for the railway sector.
Market dynamics requires manufacturers to continuously improve and adapt their product range to changing needs. Therefore, research and development projects will be gaining importance, particularly among developers of solutions for the automotive sector and the transport sector in the broad sense. De-icing and anti-icing liquids designed for the railway sector will join the Boryszew ERG portfolio already in the 2019/2020 winter season. De-icing of railstock elements is one of the basic operations performed in winter. The formulations under development will be used mainly for de-icing of rolling stock running gear. These elements are the most vulnerable to icing, leading to the immobilisation of trains.
Boryszew ERG is also carrying out important works on an aircraft anti-icing liquid formulation. The ingredients of the compound under development include an aqueous propylene glycol solution, enriched with an innovative package of corrosion inhibitors designed for metals and metal alloys used in aircraft construction, as well as additives changing its rheological properties, i.e. thickeners and surfactants. The final formula will be tested for compliance with restrictive aviation standards in several independent certifying units.
– “Aircraft anti-icing agents must meet the highest safety standards. Planes must be cleared from snow, de-iced and de-frosted to prevent their airfoils’ lift from dropping and to keep their general aerodynamic properties from deteriorating. The increasing number of air operations is also significant; it raises the probability of employees committing mistakes while preparing the machines for flight. At Boryszew ERG, we make it a priority to offer the best and safest technologies”, says Marlena Krohn, Boryszew ERG executive director.
Borygo Runway, present on the market, proves effective in de-icing and preventing the icing of runways. The quality of this product is backed up by numerous certificates. More and more professional clients are using it in European airports, i.e. in Poland, Italy and Lithuania. – “We believe that Boryszew ERG will stay at the forefront of this operating segment in Poland. Expanding our offer by adding anti-freezing agents is a natural step forward” – adds Marlena Krohn.
Also, the project “Environment-friendly car radiator nano-coolant with innovative performance characteristics” (POIR.01.02.00-00-0031/17) is of key importance. It consists in developing a formulation and manufacture technology of a completely new radiator coolant and coolant concentrate for combustion engines, currently unavailable on the market. Its innovative character is due to the use of nano-additives which enhance its conductivity and thermal capacity, thus significantly improving the liquid’s ability to receive heat from the engine, increasing, in turn, the life and capacity of the latter. The project is co-financed by European funds under the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020.
Boryszew ERG is known mainly as the manufacturer of the BORYGO radiator coolant. This flagship product has been manufactured in the company’s plant in Sochaczew for 50 years now. The Company’s offer includes not only automotive liquids, such as the aforementioned radiator coolants and brake and windshield washer liquids, but also a growing number of products intended for the aircraft sector, along with plasticisers, stabilizers and construction materials. The company forms part of Boryszew Group, one of the biggest industrial groups in Poland.