Anti-Icer Information

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.

Application Methods

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.

Cost Savings

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.