- Eco-, pet- and kid-friendly
- Enhanced with CMA (calcium magnesium acetate) for fast and effective results
- Color-coated crystals help to visually measure and dispense the right amount
- Convenient resealable bag for easy storage and extended shelf-life
- Long lasting, time-relaxed formula provides superior traction control
- Will not harm grass, wood, concrete, metals, or other vegetation
- Net weight: 25 lbs
+ What is CMA?
Calcium Magensium Acetate (CMA) is a green, environmentally safe ice and snow melter/deicer, safe for pets, plants and sidewalks. Where metal corrosion is a concern, CMA creates a bond between the surface area and the elements to protect against corrosion, unlike the corrosive nature of traditional rock salt. CMA reduces damage to vehicles, equipment and all metal surfaces; it biodegrades in soil, stimulates plant growth, does not affect groundwater, and guards concrete against scaling.
+ Does CMA affect the environment?
When absorbed into the soil, CMA’s calcium magnesium components benefit the soil structure just as liming a garden improves permeability, while the acetate portion of CMA biodegrades naturally.
+ Why was CMA developed?
There has been a concern for damage to the environment and to structures like bridges and parking garages caused by the use of chloride deicers. In the 1970’s, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) identified Calcium Magnesium Acetate as the only low-corrosion chemical alternative to road salt that also protected the environment. Years of research and field applications have proven CMA is no more corrosive than tap water and does not harm vegetation or receiving waters.
+ Does CMA cause corrosion on roads, bridges, parking garages, etc.?
No significant corrosion of steel, aluminum, or concrete has been found in repeated tests with CMA sponsored by the FHWA, state Departments of Transportation, and private researchers.
+ How should packages of MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter be stored?
MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter is both hygroscopic and deliquescent. This means that the product can absorb moisture from the air, even to the point of converting to liquid brine. For this reason, protecting solid calcium chloride from excessive moisture exposure is the primary requirement to maintain product quality while in storage. MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter should be stored in a dry place. Avoid storing in areas where product leakage could cause damage. Some types of bags (i.e. valve closure bags) do not seal well if stored standing on end and should be stored lying flat. Opened packages should be tightly resealed after each use to prevent caking and liquid brine formation that may result from exposure to humid air. Palletized product covered by an intact plastic shroud may be stored outdoors on a well-drained asphalt or concrete surface. If the shroud is torn, pierced or removed, the palletized product should be stored indoors or under a waterproof covering. Products packaged in drums or FIBCs (aka. Super Sacks or Big Bags) are typically not shrouded. Therefore, these packages should be stored indoors or under a waterproof covering. MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter is temperature-stable under all ambient storage conditions.
+ Is MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter safe around children and pets?
Not only is MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter easy to use, no protective clothing is necessary to handle it, meaning it is safer for children and pets. It does not dry out or irritate the skin like traditional rock salt would.
+ Is there government awareness of CMA?
In 1991, Congress passed the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) providing states with 80% reimbursement for use of CMA on bridges, overpasses, and approaches. Again in 2005, the federal government showed continued support by passing the SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users). Additionally, many states have passed legislation concerning environmentally friendly deicers like CMA.
+ Is MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter safe for sidewalks?
MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter greatly reduces the risk of damage to concrete sidewalks and wood surfaces, and is widely rated as one of the safest ice melters available when used as directed.
+ What is the best way to use MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter?
MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter when pre-applied prevents the snow and ice from bonding to the surface area. As CMA ice melter goes to work, its time-released formula stays on the surface area longer, helping to control the freeze/thaw cycle. In terms of melting coverage, CMA-blend deicer last 3 times as long! Not only will you see the quick action of MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter going to work on snow and ice, it is specially coated with a green color indicator, allowing precise spreading and ensuring cost-effective dispersion.
+ What temperature does MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter melt to?
Your MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter is effective to below -7.6°F (-22°C).
+ Is MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter safe on all surfaces?
MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter is safe for use on all surfaces, and will not harm grass, wood, concrete, metals, or other vegetation when used as directed. MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter should not be used on freshly poured concrete that has not had time to cure.
+ What are the active ingredients in MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter?
MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter contains the safest and most effective materials for melting ice and snow in the industry. The active ingredients are as follows:
- Sodium Chloride CAS No. 7647-14-5
- Magnesium Chloride CAS No. 7786-30-3
- Calcium Magnesium Acetate CAS No. 76123-46-1
+ Is MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter safe when tracked?
When properly dispensed, MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter's non-tracking formula minimizes tracking indoors; it will not harm floors and carpets or damage leather and footwear. With MELT Environmentally-Friendly Blend Ice Melter, there is no slimy residue being tracked in, making clean up virtually non-existent.