On October 16 1986, British Aerospace Military Aircraft Division, Aircraft Laboratories, Weybridge, Surrey, approved the first ALGLAS™ formulation (JB/B2) non-flammable glass cleaner for use on civil and military aircraft.

Cabin glass acrylic cleaning products

This formulation is the formative basis for ALGLAS AGC/22 1 litre cockpit/cabin glass, acrylic cleaner; Visial™ instrument/monitor/ radar cleaner; and its eminently successful wet/dry instrument wet/dry wipes.

In 1989, the U.S. Douglas Aircraft Company’s Lead Engineer- Transparencies, J.L. Lister performed evaluative testing of AGC/22 (JB/B2) cleaner in accordance with Mil-P-8184 and ASTM F484-83 using a Type C stretched acrylic material conforming to Mil-P-25690.

John P. Scholl, Deputy Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, McDonnell Douglas, stated:

“ALGLAS™ AGC has been tested as a cleaner for acrylic surfaces and has been added as an approved aerospace product to the Douglas Qualified Products List.”

Subsequently, DERA on 28 January 1998 issued a qualification certificate for ALGLAS™ AGC/22 liquid cleaner for use on aircraft transparencies.

It is currently successfully used on H.M. Royal Air Force fixed wing and rotary aircraft and by many of the world civil airlines.