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Advanced Packaging Company

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
12678 Burt Rd.
Detroit, MI

Website(s): No Websites Found

Petroleum Quality Institute of America

Antifreeze/Coolant Test Program

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

Polar Zone Permanent Premixed Formula


Marketed by: Advanced Packaging Company in Detroit, MI

Purchased at: Monroe, MI

Date of purchase: 7/24/2015


Website(s): No Websites Found

Test Results and Assessment:

Consumer Alert -

Test results show the product has a freeze point of -6.9°F. Label also claims methanol as a component. Methanol is not an approved component in any engine coolant by any active industry standards. The use of methanol in Antifreeze/Coolant may present a safety hazard if used in an internal combustion engine. The product does not contain bitterant.

According to The Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, this products "may cause damage to passenger car engines." And "cannot be offered for sale in the state of Missouri."


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Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if coolant meets standards, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

Physical Properties and Chemical Analysis  Polar Zone
Percent Antifreeze, (Based on Percent Glycol) N/R
Freeze Point, (ASTM D3321) in ⁰F -6.9-a
Bitterant, (ASTM D7704) in ppm Not Detected
pH, (ASTM D1287) 11.9
Color, (Visual) Fluorescent Green
Chloride and Other Anions by Ion Chromatography (ASTM D5827)  
Glycolate, ppm Not Detected
Formate, ppm Not Detected
Chloride, ppm 8
Sulfate, ppm 19
Nitrite, ppm 141
Nitrate, ppm 5
Phosphate, ppm Not Detected
  1. ASTM D1177