ICE & DUST-AWAY (CMA) – The ECO friendly and efficient De-icer

ICE & DUST-AWAY is the only Eco-Labelled (Swan label) product on the market for winter maintanence today. ICE & DUST-AWAY is a liquid solution based on Calcium Magnesium Acetat.

It has numerous advantages:

  • Easy biodegradable
  • Non-aggressive towards trees and plants
  • Non-corrosive
  • Excellent de-icing properties
  • Very low freezing points
  • Can be delivered in various solutions depending on working temperature
  • Can be applied preventive and on maintenance level
  • Eco label (Swan)
  • Prevents slippery roads up to 60 hours
  • No adverse effects on ground water, concrete/tiles/asphalt, plants, animal paws, footwear, cars/iron/metal

Spares Plants and Ground water

Conventional road salt is based on chloride salts that are toxic to trees and plants. ICE & DUST-AWAY is based on the environmentally safe Calcium Magnesium Acetat (CMA).

Every year approximately 300,000 tonnes of road salt are spread on Danish roads. 15-20 % of this ends up in verges and other green areas along the roads. Researchers of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark (KVL) have conducted a long-standing research programme on the effects of road salt on trees and other plants.

Lars Bo Pedersen, senior scientist of Centre for Forest & Landscape, says:
» The lifetime of roadside trees is limited, i.a. due to salting. Road salt put the trees under stress; it is toxic and makes it difficult for trees to absorb nourishment and water. Many things suggest that CMA will not harm trees and plants nearly as much as the chloride road salt. As a matter of fact CMA improves the soil structure and works as a fertilizer «
The Centre for Forest and Landscape has added up the annual Danish expenses for planting new roadside trees to be between 90 and 130 million DKK (between 12 and 17 million EUR). Road salt can also be traced in soil and groundwater. In the US and Canada, the salt contamination has been measured in over 100 water recoveries and wells. Researchers of DHI Water & Environment, HedeDanmark a/s and the Technical University of Denmark have measured increased concentrations of road salt in soil and groundwater in i.a. the regions of Ribe and Aarhus.

The problem is most acute near roads and in places where the groundwater is relatively close to the surface of the earth. Too much road salt in drinking water is problematic due to the high costs of water treatment.

Less corrosion with ICE & DUST-AWAY (CMA)

Looking isolated at the purchase costs, ICE & DUST-AWAY is more expensive than conventional road salt. This is due to the fact that the raw materials of CMA are more expensive than chlorides. But in a long term economic view, the overall economy is quite a different matter. According to scientific studies, road salts are at least 5-10 times more corrosive than CMA. According to the Danish Automobile Owners’ Association (FDM), an approximate 2 billion DKK (270 mill EUR) are spent every year on anti-corrosive measures and corrosive repairs (1996). Road salt is also damaging to roads and bridges but the economic cost have not yet been calculated.

CMA is supplied in various solutions depending upon the working temperature. See below for further technical documentation.

Product Registration
CAS Nr. 110518-63-3
Pre-registration number (REACH) 05-2117223637-43-0000
Bulk density at  20 °C:
1.1 g/cm³

pH:
8 ± 1

Freezing point:
-14 °C

Appearance:
almost transparent liquid

 

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Bulk density at 20 °C:
1.2 g/cm³

pH:
8 ± 1

Freezing point:
-19 °C

Appearance:
Almost transparent liquid

 

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Bulk density at 20 °C:
1.2 g/cm³

pH:
9 ± 1

Freezing point:
-23 °C

Appearance:
Almost transparent liquid

 

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Bulk density at 20 °C:
1.3 g/cm³

pH:
8 ± 1

Freezing point:
-31,5 °C

Appearance:
Almost transparent liquid

 

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