An odorless and colorless salt solution that can be used for both road treatment and industrial purposes
Primary applications include deicing and dust control for roads, but is also used as a concrete additive, an anti-freeze, and is often used in oilfield applications. It is available in a variety of concentrations and package types.
Deicing/Anti-icing – Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) provides effective deicing/anti-icing when applied either before or after a snow or ice storm. When used prior, it inhibits the bonding of snow and ice to the pavement, making it easier for snowplows to clear roads down to bare pavement. When used as a deicing product, Calcium Chloride will quickly begin to melt snow and ice breaking the bond to achieve a clear surface. In addition, Calcium Chloride in its dry form begins the brine process quickly to achieve a quick burn to melt accumulated snow and ice.
Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) delivers solid performance in liquid and dry form — its’ exothermic quality causes it to release heat during the chemical reaction. It is also hygroscopic: it draws in moisture and resists evaporation. These two key factors make it a versatile product for year-round maintenance programs in snow removal, dust control, and industrial purposes.
A high performance magnesium chloride (MgCl2) anti-icer and deicer that delivers longer lasting performance
MeltDown Liquid has a low eutectic point that works effectively in a broad variety of temperature ranges. Its exceedingly high ability to dilute and hold water before refreezing improves the all-weather performance of this product. Additionally, MeltDown Liquid is among the least harmful of common deicers to vegetation and groundwater according to independent studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is non-irritating and safer to handle and less harmful to road surfaces and metals when used as recommended.
MeltDown Liquid is also offered as a corrosion inhibited product: MeltDown AP, MeltDown with Shield AP and MeltDown Inhibited.
MeltDown AP, or MeltDown Liquid with Shield AP, has been approved by the PNS as a qualified product.