FreezGard®

For generations, the use of sand and salt has been applied to our streets, parking lots and highways for the purpose of making our roadways safer.

The use of and salt is not only costly but has proved to be harmful to the environment. Salt kills vegetation and contaminates underground water sources. Sand creates dust, clogs storm drains and catch basins. Spring clean-up is time consuming and costly.

In recent years, companies have researched different ways of reducing the accumulation of snow and ice on parking lots and highways. One of the most effective methods is the application of FreezGard®.

FreezGard® is a liquid that is applied on parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, highways, etc. prior to the first snowfall if possible. Every four(4) to seven(7) days thereafter further applications should be applied.

FreezGard® is a natural product that has little environmental impact.

The product is far LESS CORROSIVE and PREVENTS the bonding of snow pack to the road surface. Snow removal is far easier. A snowfall of two(2) inches or more should be removed as soon as possible.

In order to apply FreezGard® liquid effectively proper equipment is required. The amount of liquid applied on the road surface must be regulated. Application rates vary depending upon road surface temperature.

Research has shown that applying FreezGard® is very effective in REDUCING:

  • Ice and Snow Compaction
  • Black Ice
  • Corrosion (Bridges, Vehicles, Etc.)
  • Accidents
  • Liability Claims
  • Costly Clean-up

Major cities in British Columbia are using an Anti-Icing Liquid. Results have been totally positive. FreezGard® when applied at intersections for example can dramatically reduce the accident rate.

FreezGard® is TESTED and PROVEN.

Typical Properties

Component Typical Specification
MgCl2 29% - 31%
Specific Gravity 1.29 - 1.31
pH 7 - 9
Solubility in Water 100%
Appearance Light Brown
Odour None

NOTE: Material Safety Data Sheets Available

Corrosion Performance

The Pacific Northwest Snowfighters (PNS) coalition has adopted test standards to measure and rank de-icing chemicals in terms of relative corrosion toward ferrous metals. In tests, distilled water and salt are assigned relative corrosion rates or 0 to 100 respectively.

De-icing chemicals are ranked according to these standards. Under PNS standards a de-icer must score 30 or less (70% less than corrosive salt) on a scale.

FreezGard C1 Plus meets PNS specifications and is listed as a category 1 approved product on the PNS list. It is rated at 12.2. Advanced corrosion inhibitors make FreezGard C1 Plus one of the highest quality and most economical anti-icing products on the market.

Visit the PNS website at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/partners/pns