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Calcium Magnesium Acetate

Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA)

  • Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) is a de-icer and can be used as an alternative to road salt.
  • This de-icer can be effective in stopping road ice from forming down to around -27.5 °C (-17.5 °F).
  • CMA can be produced from a reaction of a magnesium/calcium compound with glacial acetic acid.

Road Salt

Road salt de-icing started in the United States during the 1940s and is still commonly used today. The consequences of using road salt on the environment were discovered in the 1970s, and in 1976 the Environmental Protection Agency completed its first assessments on road salt. The results lead the Federal Highway Administration to seek an alternative to road salt.

Road Salt Alternative

Sodium chloride road salt costs less than $50 per ton to produce but is corrosive to metals in highway structures and increases the concentration of sodium in drinking water which can lead to adverse health effects. Alternative de-icing substances have been sought to alleviate these problems. CMA has been found to be an effective de-icer and environmentally benign, though its production cost of $650 per ton is much greater than the cost of road salt. On average, $615 per ton would be saved in vehicle corrosion and that $75 per ton would be saved in aesthetic damage to roadside trees when switching to Calcium Magnesium Acetate as a de-icer instead of sodium chloride rock salt: these costs also far outweigh CMA’s initial production cost.

Characteristics of CMA

Calcium Magnesium Acetate is an environmentally friendly alternative. Calcium Magnesium Acetate is biodegradable and does not contaminate the environment. CMA sometimes leaves a residue after being applied; however, this residue increases the products effectiveness and does not track easily inside. Calcium Magnesium Acetate is a non-corrosive formula that does little damage to the infrastructure and environment around it. With few problems, CMA was chosen as the most promising, sustainable solution.

 

The Kissner Group's Premium CMA Blends

The Kissner Group’s Premium CMA Blends

 

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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™.

 

Ice Beeter

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