|Calcium chloride is the most powerful of all the common deicers used for melting ice and snow on sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. The exothermic (heat releasing) reaction when calcium chloride goes into solution makes it the de-icer of choice. No other product melts more ice, and melts ice faster than 94% calcium chloride pellets. |
Calcium chloride has the lowest freezing point and, therefore the lowest effective ice-melting temperature of all the common deicers including sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, and urea.
TETRA's Products for ice and snow melting include:
|Eutectic Freezing Point
||Practical Freezing Point
ROADMASTER™ Liquid Calcium Chloride
WinterThaw™ DI Corrosion Inhibited Liquid Calcium Chloride
To see how TETRA's ice melt products match up to the competition, take a look at our Deicer Comparisons.
Winter Maintenance: A mixture for snow and ice
-Surendra K. Mishra
Source: Roads & Bridges December 2001 Vol:39 Num:12