|Name||Lowest Practical Melting Temp(F)|
|Sodium Chloride or Rock Salt (NaCl) |
Inexpensive, readily available, extremely corrosive.
|Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2)|
Higher cost, reduces melting temperature, may have a corrosion inhibitor additive.
|Calcium Chloride (CaCl2)|
Flakes, pellets, or liquid. Powerful de-icer but very corrosive and expensive. May have a corrosion inhibitor additive.
|Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA)|
Usually supplied as a powder, crystal, pellet, or liquid. Non-corrosive and biodegradable. Expensive, but useful for areas where chlorides need to be limited.
|Beet Juice (Ice Bite)|
Liquid. Can be an additive to rock salt or brines. Primarily used to deliver residual effects. Lowers the working temperature of the product mix and acts as a corrosion inhibitor. Environmentally friendly. It is not slippery and does not stain.