TKS 406B contains a mixture of glycol and alcohol and offers good ice protection capability (freezing point below -60°C). Principally used for in-flight ice protection, TKS 406B can also be applied to remove frozen deposits of snow, ice and frost from stationery aircraft on the ground.
TKS 406B is designed for use in cold concentrate form (as supplied) and is available in 2.5 gallon, 5 gallon, 30 gallon, and 55 gallon containers.
Note: Clariant Corporation changed the tradename from Kilfrost TKS 406B to Clariant Safewing TKS 406B. During the transition, packaging may reflect either name and logo. Product content has not changed.
Im using this in a ground sprayer for morning frost removal. Down to about 25F this almost instantly liquifies the frost and extends my VFR flights to all but the coldest days in the midwest.
CLARIANT SAFEWING TKS 406B ICE PROTECTION FLUID 2.5
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Per supplier: This product is designed for use in cold concrete form (as supplied).
No, this will not need to be diluted. It is ready to be poured.
Clariant TKS 406B is not approved as a Type I deicing fluid. Type I deicing fluids are specified by SAE AMS 1424 and are used for ground deicing. TKS 406B is used for in-flight deicing, and only on certain aircraft.
Clariant purchased the Kilfrost business and brands for North America in 2015. We have changed the name to reflect the Clariant brand as Safewing TKS 406B. The chemical formula and performance specifications have remained the same.
Safewing TKS 406B meets DTD 406B, AL-5 and NATO S-745 specifications.
We do recommend the original TKS Fluid, now called Safewing TKS 406B for systems that are specifically designed to spray in-flight deicing fluids.
Clariant purchased Kilfrost North |America in 2015. Clariant remained the Kilfrost TKS 406B to Clariant Safewing TKS 406B. It is identical to the previous product, and is recommended for all TKS approved systems. It is also the original and innovative version of TKS 406B, the K standing for Kilfrost.
Shelf life is 2 years from date of manufacture.
Safewing TKS 406B is not designed to be used as a windshield wash fluid. It contains components that are not generally used in traditional windshield washing fluids, and is not an economical substitute either.