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Ice Melt Comparison Chart

Ice Melt Comparison Chart

Justin Rollin

Not all ice melt options are the same, even if they do the same thing (melt snow and ice). Even the term “ice melt” can be deceiving—that moniker covers a broad range of products, all with their own chemical makeup and distinct application. At the end of the day, even using a great tool can be useful if you’re using it at the wrong time. Knowing your ice melts means you’ll always be making the right choice to keep your thruways clear of snow and ice even during the worst weather.

We’ve compiled a helpful chart that compares products so you can decide for yourself which product (or products) best fit your circumstances. Chemical compounds are denoted as green and products are blue.

Product Freeze Point Anti-Icing Application De-icing Application Plant Safe? Pet Safe? Water Table Effect Soil Effect Corrosiveness
Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter -9 F Good Great Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Infernal Melt -36 F Good Good Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Sifto Ice Salt 5 F Poor Good No No Moderate Moderate Moderate
GroundWorks Natural icemelter -9 F Great Okay Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Triple Melt 5 F Good Okay Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Avalanche Ice Melter with CMA 5 F Great Good No Yes Moderate Moderate Minimal
Arctic Eco Green Ice Melter -20 F Great Good Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
ThermaPoint R -41 F Great Good Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Stealth Blue Premium Ice Melter with CMA & Calcium Chloride -22 F Great Good No Yes Moderate Moderate Minimal
Winter Warrior Runway Control -6 F Great Good Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Supermix 80-10-10 -10 F Good Okay Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Calcium Chloride Flakes -25.6 F Good Great No Yes Minimal Moderate Substantial
Arctic Orange Icemelter -24 F Good Good Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
Arctic Blue Icemelter 5 F Good Good Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
32% Liquid Calcium Chloride -17 F Okay Great Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Substantial
Urea 39.2 F Okay Okay Yes Yes Minimal Minimal Minimal
True North Icemelter 5 F Good Good No Yes Moderate Moderate Minimal
Liquid Sodium Chloride 5 F Good Good No No Moderate Moderate

Substantial

Sometimes, the Best Choice is Multiple Choice

We find that versatility is more important than the efficacy of a single product. As you can see, there are many different freeze points across products and chemicals. Depending on your regional climate, you may even want to use a range of products rated for higher temperatures that are more effective at melting snow and ice at those temperatures.

Like ordering at a restaurant, it’s good to have options. And most of us aren’t just going to order one thing. A custom-tailored application of a few outstanding products will always get you the best results and make your clients happy!

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