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An Environmentally Safer Alternative to Just Using Salt

Why is salt used in the winter time?

Rock salt is economical to purchase in large amounts. It is readily available and is an effective tool for keeping our surfaces clear of ice and snow.  Yet, it is very important to manage the usage in order to reduce the negative impact that rock salt may have on our environment.

Salt can have damaging costs for all of us. As an individual user, it could affect our clothes, shoes, animal friends, lawns, gardens, and vehicles.  As a community it can damage sidewalks, roads, buildings, and bridges and can lead to increased maintenance costs.

Kissner has a solution, but first let’s look at some of the effects of rock salt:

On our urban environment . . .

  • Buildings:outside structures (bricks/concrete/sidewalks), doorways and flooring may become damaged, increasing repair costs.
  • Vehicles (cars/trucks):salt can accelerate rusting, causing damage and increasing repair costs.
  • Clothing:salt can stain and potentially ruin footwear and clothing.

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On our natural environment . . .

  • Drinking water sources:damaging sodium and chloride from winter salt eventually makes its way to drinking water wells in some communities.  High chloride levels may make drinking water taste salty.
  • Vegetation (plants/trees/shrubs):if sprayed with salt, vegetation can lose its hardiness to the cold and be killed by freezing temperatures and high salt levels.
  • Wildlife:attracted to salt on or by the road, which increases the threat of collisions with vehicles.
  • Pets:salt trapped on paws can irritate and crack skin.

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What is the environmentally safer alternative to salt?

The secret to creating an environmentally safer alternative to salt is the combination of Beet Extract and Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA). Kissner was proud to introduce Ice Beeter™ Responsible in 2015. Ice Beeter™ Responsible is specially formulated with Beet Extract solution and CMA.

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Here are some benefits to Beet Extract and CMA:

  • Beet Extract works down to a lower freezing point temperature of -20C, where as rock salt works down to -10C
  • Beet Extract solution gives the salt granulations a tacky coating. This allows the salt to stick to the intended surface, meaning less application of salt, which we know is better for the environment.
  • Beet Extract solution is a farm waste product, which Kissner has repurposed thus giving it an organic label

In addition to the Beet Extract solution, the granulations are combined with Calcium Magnesium Acetate. CMA is a patented chemical formulation from dolomitic lime and acetic acid. CMA is generally used in a solid form and spread on the surface like other de-icers. CMA is used worldwide to answer environmental concerns and solve problems associated with corrosion and concrete spalling.

  • CMA helps reduce damage to vehicles and equipment, as well as other metal surfaces
  • CMA works as an excellent inhibitor, reducing chloride corrosion
  • It is safe for the environment as it has a low toxicity and is biodegradable
  • CMA requires fewer applications

When looking for a safer alternative to rock salt, choose Ice Beeter™ Responsible and keep our environment healthy!

 

 

Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

 

The Story Behind Ice Beeter

The Beginning (Volume 1)

Ice Beeter Treated Ice Melter is rock salt specially coated with beet extract. This residue is also known as beet molasses… it is used for production of yeast, medicine and chemicals such as ice melt. Sugar beet fields are easily mistaken for a field of potatoes. Above the ground they appear as only greens. But underneath lies the beet, which is light tan, also like a potato. However, sugar beets are more closely related to a red garden beet.

When it comes time, the farmers harvest all of their sugar beets. Sugar beets are second only to sugar cane for sources of sugar. They are grown from a seed which produces a root, stem and leaves. The actual sugar beet is the root, which contains many cells. Large cells contain water, while small cells contain the sugar.

To extract the sugar from the beet, they are washed and cut into thin slices. These slices are put in hot water which soaks the sugar out and forms syrup. The syrup is then purified, filtered and boiled again. Finally it is dried to sugar, which is packaged and marketed. This is only a brief explanation of the step by step beet sugar process.

Over 60% of United States sugar comes from the sugar beets… however, the rest of the beet is thrown away. That is when the Kissner Group decided to reduce the amount of waste and use the remains of the sugar beets. That is when Ice Beeter Treated was born!

 

The B-Team (Volume 2)

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While Ice Beeter Treated works hard to keep the cities safe… a large snow storm blows in, bringing -30° weather. Ice Beeter Treated will need some assistance fighting these extremely low temperatures. That is when Ice Beeter Ultimate comes to the rescue! Ice Beeter Ultimate is specially formulated with beet extract and calcium chloride flake, making this an exceptionally powerful ice melt. The snow storm was no match for Ice Beeter Ultimate!

Ice Beeter Treated continues to work hard to keep the cities safe; however, consumers are seeking an environmentally friendly ice melt. Ice Beeter Treated has the perfect solution… that is when Ice Beeter Responsible comes to the rescue! Ice Beeter Responsible is specially formulated with beet extract and calcium magnesium acetate, making this an environmentally benign ice melt. The consumers are happy with their eco-friendly ice melt, Ice Beeter Responsible!

The cities will be safe once again, because nothing beets ice better than… Ice Beeter!


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs…

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

Be ready this year with Ice Beeter.

The Kissner Group is committed to preparing you this winter by saving you money and time with our effective ice melt! We have created a way to keep your walkways safe this season with an ice melt that can’t be “BEET.” The Kissner Group has created a family line of products that will outperform other leading brands by melting ice in even the extreme cold temperatures.

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The Kissner Group introduced an Ice Melter that provides a blend of the latest ice melt innovations to our customers, that product was Ice Beeter™ Treated! Ice Beeter™ Treated is specially formulated with Beet Extract Solution. During extreme winters, salt alone just doesn’t cut it. Beet juice has become a very popular snow and ice-melting tool due to its sticky properties and organic goods. Kissner is now proud to introduce two new extensions to the Ice Beeter™ Family, Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate.

How do the Ice Beeter™ products differentiate?

Like Ice Beeter™ Treated, both Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate begins with the extraction of the sugar particles from a sugar beet, leaving the molasses syrup. The organic solution is then infused with salt crystals, enabling the formulation to work at chilling temperatures.

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Ice Beeter™ Responsible is an environmentally friendly choice. This product is infused with Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA), which is less harmful to surrounding vegetation, pets and children. Ice Beeter™ Ultimate is enriched with Calcium Chloride, which allows this product to work in -30°, making it one of the most powerful ice melts on the market today.

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The Kissner Group takes pride in providing the highest-quality products and has further enhanced its ability to keep customers supplied at all times. So this winter when nothing else works ask for one of the exceptional Ice Beeter™ products. Be ready this year with Ice Beeter!

Ice-Beeter-FamilyCheck out our article in the July/August 2015 Maintenance Sales News magazine. Kissner invites you to come see for yourself and speak directly with our sales team. ISSA/Interclean Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV. Booth 360. October 21st-23rd, 2015.


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

Winter is quickly approaching, are you ready for another round?

Be prepared this winter and save money and time with an effective ice melt! Keep your walkways safe this season with an ice melt that can’t be “BEET.” The Kissner Group has created a product that will outperform other leading brands by melting ice in even the extreme cold temperatures.

“We conducted a survey with a group of our customers to find out what they wanted in an ice melt and we received some interesting results,” said Tim Orleman, Executive VP of Kissner Group Inc.

Tim Orleman adds.

“We have already experienced a great deal of success with our customers by providing them with premium ice melt formulations. Our research is now revealing that our customers are interested in an ice melt that offer organic options and work in severe winter conditions and still preserve the surroundings.”

The Executive VP of Kissner Group explains.

“We realized we could serve a segment of the market that is requesting an organic and effective ice melter as well as provide them with an ice melter that will work in even the coldest conditions.”

It’s the best of both worlds, and a win, win situation for everyone.

The Kissner Group’s newest Ice Melter provides a blend of the latest ice melt innovations. Meet: The Ice Beeter™! This product is specially formulated with Beet Extract Solution. During extreme winters, salt alone just doesn’t cut it. Beet juice has become a very popular snow and ice-melting tool due to its sticky properties and organic goods.

How does Ice Beeter™ work? Tim Orleman explains the process of the Ice Beeter™.

“Our process begins with the extraction of the sugar particles from a sugar beet, leaving the molasses syrup. The organic solution is then infused with salt crystals, enabling the formulation to work at chilling temperatures.”

Tim Orleman further explains.

“Not only does Ice Beeter beat ice, it is less wasteful because it is made from a waste product that would normally be discarded into landfill. We listened when our customers requested a safer product, and by utilizing the beet vegetable it is as organic as it can get. “

Ice Beeter™ is triple-screened to provide uniform spreading with maximum results. It is color coated to ensure visible complete coverage. This helps reduce waste and prevents over-spreading, which can be harmful to vegetation and is also less binding to carpet fibers, resists tracking therefore reducing costly clean ups.

The Kissner Group takes pride in providing the highest-quality products and has further enhanced its ability to keep customers supplied at all times.” So this winter when nothing else works ask for Ice Beeter™.

 

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Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road,

Cambridge, ON, N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248; Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com