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Winter Woes No More

Manufacturer of specialist cleaning and maintenance products, Arrow Solutions has given train operating companies (TOCs) some peace of mind as the temperature drops by developing a new Winter Grade Screenwash for use in the rail industry. The screenwash maintains the same high level of performance as previous strengths, but ensures effectiveness down to minus 20 degrees Celsius.

Unlike similar products, Arrow Solutions’ Winter Grade screenwash is unlikely to freeze, even in the most severe of British winters.

The development comes after Arrow Solutions listened to TOCs who highlighted the need for a screenwash that worked in harsher temperatures. The Winter Grade Screenwash has been designed and produced thanks to Arrow Solutions’ research and development lab at its base in Moira, UK.

“Few factors affecting rail operations are as unpredictable as the British weather and few have as much potential to cause delays and incur costs,” explained James Lomas, Arrow Solution’s sales manager. Regular screenwash only works down to about minus four degrees centigrade. In extreme winters, this kind of fluid is likely to freeze when applied to the windscreen, making it next to useless. However, some train operating companies don’t realise these limitations before it’s too late.

“That’s why we’ve developed a genuine Winter Grade Screenwash. In its undiluted form it works down to temperatures of minus 20 degrees. Train operating companies need never be caught out again when they have this in their locker.”

The Winter Grade Screenwash is part of Arrow Solutions’ winter rail range which comprises rugged products engineered to handle whatever the weather. This line includes a de-icer than works down to minus 20 degrees Celsius, for use on windscreens, locks, bolts and hinges.

The Winter Grade Screenwash product uses the Rail Cat number 007/500150.

For more information about Winter Grade Screenwash or Arrow Solutions complete rail product range, call 0845 618 1931 or visit