NASA Spinoff Database: Anti-Icing Formulas Prevent Train Delays

NASA Center: Ames Research Center
Public Release Year: 2012
Reference Number: ARC-SO-185
Category: Transportation
Origin: Fluid for deicing aircraft

Because an airplane must be snow- and ice-free to fly safely, researchers at Ames Research Center devised a solution that prevented ice from sticking to the surface. Midwest Industrial Supply Inc. of Canton, Ohio, licensed the technology for use in anti-icing products for train tracks and switches. Now the products increase the company's revenue by $300,000-$600,000 a year.

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