Butyl (2-butoxyethanol) is an active ingredient commonly found in most runway cleaning chemicals and presents significant health and environmental risks. This chemical compound poses immediate health hazards and can lead to long-term damage. In response to these concerns, the aviation industry has turned to Avion—a revolutionary runway rubber removal detergent that prioritizes safety, effectiveness, and environmental friendliness in runway rubber removal.

The Problems with Butoxyethanol:

Butyl is an organic compound that belongs to the glycol ether family and is extremely dangerous. Butyl can cause headaches, nausea, and eye and nose irritation in the short term. It can also cause serious long-term health risks like low blood pressure, low hemoglobin levels, respiratory issues, liver and kidney damage, and metabolic acidosis in the long run.

Exposure to this compound may negatively impact aquatic life, even at low levels. Butyl is toxic to aquatic life, breaks down cell membranes, and inhibits internal biological functions. This affects aquatic species like fish, invertebrates, and algae, affecting how they grow, reproduce, or even survive. Eventually, it can work its way up the food chain and intensify its harmful effects, with the ability to bioaccumulate in the tissues of aquatic life and make its way into the human diet.

Introducing Avion: The Smart Solution To Runway Rubber Removal

Avion’s revolutionary method of removing runway rubber, prioritizing safety, efficacy, and environmental friendliness, is a game-changer for the industry. In contrast to conventional techniques like high-pressure water blasting, which destroys the runway’s surface, Avion provides a process that eliminates rubber buildup softly and doesn’t harm the surface. Its non-butyl, user-friendly formula guarantees effective rubber removal without damaging the runway surface.

Avion is available to airports of all sizes due to its simple application process and use of standard equipment. Unlike some chemicals or high-pressure water-blasting, Avion requires no additional training or investment in costly machinery, as it can be applied using common equipment readily available at airports, such as snow brooms, water trucks, and a few workers.

Applying Avion requires just three simple steps—apply Avion, scrub it, and then rinse it down with water. Because of its simplicity, it requires less physical effort, which makes it an economical and practical option for airports. Thanks to its streamlined process, Avion saves time and dollars by ensuring effective runway maintenance without requiring many workers.

Avion helps extend the lifespan of runways, minimizing the frequency of costly repairs and maintenance, unlike high-pressure water blasting. In the long run, Avion is a smart investment for airports, delivering immediate savings and lasting benefits for runway infrastructure.

In contrast to conventional techniques that rely on harmful chemicals like butyl or high-pressure water blasting, Avion offers a safer, more efficient, and environmentally-conscious alternative. Its innovative approach minimizes health risks for workers, preserves runway integrity, and safeguards aquatic ecosystems. By simplifying the rubber removal process and reducing the need for extensive manual labor, Avion saves time and resources and ensures long-term cost savings by extending the lifespan of runways.