The advantages of calcium chloride flakes for snow and ice removal are that they provide a large flat surface area and stay put when applied. The flat profile allows them to sit on surfaces that are slopped or exposed to wind that would typically have “roll-off” when using a pellet style deicer. They also easily pass through ice melt spreaders and equipment freely providing an even and consistent coverage when applied.
Calcium chloride flakes, like DowFlaketm Xtra, are highly effective at cold temperatures down to -25F.
DowFlaketm Xtra when used as part of a “HotMix”, provides additional performance benefits when mixed it with rock salt and or sand. When mixed with rock salt it performs faster and at lower temperatures. Using Calcium Chloride flake in a dry mix can reduce salt use by as much as 60% when blended in a 1:4 ratio with rock salt.
Additionally adding DowFlaketm Xtra to sand helps keep it free flowing in cold temperatures and provides a spike in temperature improving the performance of the sand.
DowFlaketm Xtra Calcium Chloride Flake is a fast, effective ice-melt material:
At 20’F (-7’C) melt more ice and snow in 20 minutes with DowFlaketm Xtra melts approximately:
“Xtra” ice-melting power means:
“HotMix”, use DowFlaketm Xtra for additional performance benefits, mix it with rock salt and or sand:
While most ice melters are composed of one or more, or a blend, of active ingredients, there are performance differences among the following:
DowFlaketm Xtra contains 83-87% pure calcium chloride, so it is the main ingredient.
High performance is scientifically engineered into every DowFlaketm Xtra flake by way of it’s:
Each of these characteristics makes DowFlaketm Xtra flakes perform better.
Advantage: DowFlaketm Xtra creates brine faster, giving its melting action a head start
Advantage: DowFlaketm Xtra works even when the temperature plummets to -25’F
Advantage: DowFlaketm breaks the bond with the ground surface more quickly allowing for improved ice and snow removal