DowFlake™ Xtra is clearly superior
The advantages of calcium chloride flakes for snow and ice removal are that they provide a flat surface area and stay put when applied. The profile allows them to sit on surfaces that are sloped, exposed to wind, or on stairs that would typically have a roll-off effect when using a pellet style deicer. Flakes pass through ice melt spreaders and equipment freely, providing an even and consistent coverage when applied. While pellets tend to bounce and scatter, flakes simply provide more control and are typically a better choice for properties with significant slope and/or stairs.
Calcium chloride flakes, such as DowFlake™ Xtra, are highly effective at cold temperatures down to -25°F.
DowFlake™ Xtra when used as part of a “hot mix” provides additional performance benefits when mixed with rock salt and/or sand. When DowFlake Xtra is mixed with rock salt it improves performance by melting 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 DowFlake™ Xtra to sand helps keep it free flowing in cold temperatures and provides a spike in temperature improving the performance of the sand.
DowFlake™ Xtra Calcium Chloride Flake is a fast, effective ice-melt material.
DowFlake™ Xtra contains 83-87% calcium chloride, so you can melt ice and snow faster and across a wider temperature range.
Melt more ice and snow. In 20 minutes at 20°F (-7ºC) DowFlake™ Xtra melts approximately:
“Xtra” ice-melting power means:
Use DowFlake™ Xtra for additional performance benefits. “Hot mix”- mix it with rock salt and/or sand:
While most ice melters are composed of a blend of active ingredients, there are performance differences among the following:
DowFlake™ Xtra contains 83-87% pure calcium chloride making it the main ingredient.
High performance is scientifically engineered into every DowFlake™ Xtra flake by way of its:
Each of these characteristics makes DowFlake™ Xtra flakes perform better.
Advantage: DowFlake™ Xtra creates brine faster, giving its melting action a head start.
Advantage: DowFlake™ Xtra works even when the temperature plummets to -25’F
The flat shape of DowFlake™ flakes enables them to sit and adhere to surfaces under extreme conditions.
Advantage: DowFlake™ breaks the bond with the ground surface more quickly allowing for improved ice and snow removal.
DowFlake™ Xtra contains 83-87% calcium chloride, so you can melt ice and snow faster and across a wider temperature range. DowFlake™ breaks the bond with the ground surface more quickly allowing for improved ice and snow removal.
50-lb. Bags – 55 bags per skid
Approx 1 ton
All of our dry calcium chloride products are packaged in 50-pound bags, 2,205-pound super sacks, and in bulk. We ship by the truckload ( using standard box van and flatbed trailers), by rail car, by ocean vessel, and by the container direct from the port. Consult with one of our technical representatives about how to find the product that works best for your environment and conditions and how we can most cost effectively get it to you.