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Title:
AIRCRAFT ANTI-ICING FLUIDS THICKENED BY ASSOCIATIVE POLYMERS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO1993024543
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An anti-icing fluid suitable for ground treatment of aircraft, being a glycol-based, aqueous solution containing a hydrophobe-bearing, macromonomer-containing polymer thickener in an amount of less than about 5 weight %. Thickening occurs predominantly by association among hydrophobe groups. Thickening may be enhanced by addition of a surfactant or other materials which act as co-thickeners. Use of this thickened fluid does not adversely affect airfoil lift characteristics during takeoff, because the fluid exhibits shear thinning and readily flows off the aircraft surfaces when exposed to wind shear during the aircraft's takeoff run.

Inventors:
JENKINS RICHARD DEAN (US)
BASSETT DAVID ROBINSON (US)
LIGHTFOOT RICHARD HALL (US)
BOLUK MEHMUT YAMAN (CA)
Application Number:
US9304865W
Publication Date:
December 09, 1993
Filing Date:
May 24, 1993
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Assignee:
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY CORP
International Classes:
B64D15/06; C08F16/14; C08F20/26; C08F20/28; C08F220/28; C08F290/06; C08L29/10; C08L71/02; C08L101/00; C08L101/12; C09K3/18; (IPC1-7): C08F246/00; C09K3/18
Foreign References:
EP0216479B1
EP0011806A1
EP0003235A1
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