Magnesium chloride (MgCl2) occurs naturally in the ocean and in some ancient sea beds around the world. In North America, it has been found in the brine of the Great Salt Lake. We harvest magnesium chloride there, using only the sun, wind and gravity, at our environmentally friendly solar evaporation plant.
Magnesium chloride is a high quality, economical product for low temperature deicing. It’s a critical tool for safe, effective winter road maintenance, and is trusted by transportation professionals to combat even the most severe winter storms. When highways are treacherous, magnesium chloride can help prevent the ice bond, allowing snow plows to clear the roads more efficiently.
It is also the best deicer for sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots, because it is less corrosive and gentle on concrete and vegetation. Its pet-safe characteristics make it ideal for home ice melting use.
Magnesium chloride also is a commonly used gravel stabilizer and dust suppressant. Its hygroscopic properties draw water from the night air, keeping the surface slightly damp and minimizing unhealthy fugitive dust. Whether it’s keeping unpaved roads visible and safe, or reducing road maintenance costs, magnesium chloride is the work horse of unpaved road maintenance.
We offer magnesium chloride in both liquid and solid formulations.