Unlike traditional engine coolants that are based on glycol, a synthetic material derived from fossil fuels, GXLC5 is based on glycerine, a natural material that is a by-product from bio-diesel production and is derived from renewable resources. The use of glycerine as a heat transfer agent dates back as early as 1920, but was eventually replaced by Ethylene Glycol in the 1930’s due to cost considerations.
Stacy Norville, Group Managing Director commented, “We are excited to announce the launch of GXLC5 in the UK bus market. By utilizing glycerine supply from biofuels, and the positive environmental aspects of using glycerine instead of toxic Ethylene glycol, we feel FCSL is embarking on a cutting edge product within the antifreeze market”
Supply is available in bulk, IBCs and smaller packed sizes and is completely compatible with ethylene and propylene glycol based coolants.