Magnesium Chloride Flakes
Magnesium Chloride Flakes like all magnesium chloride ice melt chemicals, provide outstanding performance while having very low impact on the environment. Magnesium chloride flakes provide a large flat surface area and stay put when applied. They also easily pass through various ice melt salt spreaders. Here are just some of the benefits of using a magnesium chloride ice melt:
Magnesium Flakes Highlights
Applying magnesium chloride flakes results in significantly less chloride runoff and pollution than potassium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride. Magnesium flakes are desirable when mixing with other dry products used to manage snow and ice, like rock salt, sand, or other abrasives.
Typically, flakes are more cost effective than pellets, but you will want to use pellets when you are spreading straight magnesium chloride, though most people only use magnesium chloride in a blend with rock salt.
Magnesium Chloride Flakes are great for blending are for using in a brine solution. The popular Hot Melt Deicer is a very popular blend that is simply 80% rock salt and 20% magnesium chloride.
The magnesium chloride flakes also work well spread dry in front of entrances (they won’t roll like the pellets) or in a brine solution in front of entrances. Magnesium chloride tends to “stay put” and one application can have efficacy for multiple winter events, depending on how much you use and the severity of the event.
How It Works
Magnesium chloride flakes absorb moisture and creates brine fast which causes quick ice melting and allows for easier ice removal.
MAG flakes produce the ice melting speed of calcium chloride ice melt, but without the harsh effects on the environment and surface corrosion. Unlike other ice melt chemicals, magnesium chloride ice melt leaves minimal to no residue which makes clean up ultra easy.
Magnesium chloride flakes are a high performance deicer, effectively melting ice in temperatures as low as -13°F and it works fast – In tests at 21°F, within 15 minutes of application, Magnesium chloride melted twice as much ice as rock salt.