Our Anti-Icing Products
BEET 55™ is a sugar beet-based anti-icing product that is chloride-free and improves and accelerates the action of the other melting agents such as road salt, salt brine, etc. BEET 55™ is brown in color with a slightly sweet odour and is environmentally friendly, all natural and renewable resource that is derived from sugar beets during the sugar making process. BEET 55™ is effective to minus 30 degrees.
Isoway™ and Isomex® are clear and odourless anti-icing products. Isoway is effective to minus 30 and Isomex is effective to minus 50.
BEET 55™ product can be used in a variety of applications.
Several of the most common application methods including:
- used as a straight liquid,
- mixed with sand for anti-freeze in piles,
- mixed with salt for anti-caking,
- and pre-wetting sand and salt at the spinner on the trucks.
There are significantly reduced costs as a result of fewer applications required thus savings on labour, maintenance and lower material costs (less salt used), as well as:
- Reduced corrosion on equipment as less salt is used,
- Lower bounce and scatter,
- A Proven Residual effect,
- Lower effective temperatures (-34C with salt brine),
- Helps reduce crusting and piling.
Benefits of BEET 55™
When BEET 55™ is mixed with the melting product/agent such as salt brine, road salt results in outstanding features and benefits as shown below:
- Melting at lower (colder) temperatures,
- Faster melting,
- Effective for a longer period of time (residual effect),
- Combination of anti-icer and melting agent is more effective thus allows reduced application rates,
- Environmentally beneficial as it reduces the number of harmful chlorides entering the environment and doesn’t harm vegetation,
- 100% organic and renewable resource,
- Does not attract animals,
- Does not promote bacterial growth,
- Does not cause corrosion on vehicles.
Are you having trouble picturing how liquid (wet) anti-icers work? Below is a video from the Government of Ontario on the benefits of beet-based de-icers and their methods of using it. They have recently explored different applications and have run many trials using beet-based anti-icers.