DECATUR, Ill., March 14, 2014 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and Hawkins, Inc. today introduced Chill-Pro, a USDA Certified Biobased heat transfer fluid made using ADM Evolution Chemicals™ propylene glycol.Chill-Pro is designed to maintain a constant temperature and provide superior freeze protection for closed-loop, water-based HVAC systems. It is formulated with a comprehensive food-grade inhibitor package that provides corrosion protection without reducing the efficiency of the system components. The corrosion inhibitors first passivate the surface of the metal to maximize the corrosion resistance and then buffer the organic acids formed through the glycol oxidation process to prevent the fluids from becoming too acidic.
“ADM recognizes the increasing demand for renewable chemicals, and we’re excited to partner with Hawkins to offer Chill-Pro to a range of customers,” said Lindsay LeMaster, manager of propylene glycol at ADM Evolution Chemicals. “Our high-quality biobased propylene glycol and Hawkins’ excellence in customer service and support provides customers an alternative to traditional petroleum-derived chemicals.”
The benefits of Chill-Pro over petroleum-derived products include the fact that the majority component, propylene glycol, is 100% biobased and has lower cradle-to-gate greenhouse gas emissions. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label indicates that the product contains 100 percent biobased content. ADM is the first company in the world to make biobased propylene glycol that complies with both industrial requirements and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) specifications.
For more information on Chill-Pro and other Hawkins products, visit www.hawkinsinc.com. For more information about Evolution Chemicals, visitwww.adm.com/evolutionchemicals.
About Evolution Chemicals™
ADM’s Evolution Chemicals™ line of biobased products is derived from renewable resources like corn and soy. Evolution Chemicals places ADM’s renewable chemicals, such as isosorbide, propylene glycol, glycerin, industrial ethanol and ethylene glycol, under one brand. ADM has more than 100 years of experience producing renewable chemicals. The first product offered for sale by the Daniels Linseed Company in 1902 was linseed oil, which is still used in industrial applications such as paints and varnishes. Today, ADM produces polymers, solvents and starches for industrial and personal care applications like paints, plastics, household cleaners and pharmaceutical excipients. To learn more about Evolution Chemicals, visit adm.com/evolutionchemicals. For more information or to order products, contact ADM at 800-637-5843 or ADMEvoChemCS@adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company