W 1.32 calcium chloride (cacl2)

Calcium Chloride Properties. (CaCl2)

Most often Calcium Chloride can be found in nature in small amounts. The most common places to find it is in sea water and many mineral springs. Ward's source well is a very large natural source of CaCl2 which has provided a constant supply since 1985 with a very static concentration. Calcium Chloride is a chemical composition which has been found to have numerous applications and uses. These include but are not limited to various road construction and maintenance applications, including, road de-icing, dust control and base stabilization.

Properties of CaCl2

CaCl2 is exothermic, releasing heat as it reacts to speed the de-icing process. As well as exothermic it has hygroscopic properties allowing it to attract moisture to assist in the salt's melting action. Because of the above properties, the CaCl2 solution remains active on the roads surface for an extended period of time allowing it to prevent further bonding of the water to the road's surface.

MG-30 calcium chloride/magnesium hydroxide

The all new MG-30 produced by Ward Chemical is a calcium chloride, Magnesium hydroxide solution. The solution has the benefits of dust abatement, base stabilizing properties and also aggregate loss reduction. MG-30 is a proprietary blend designed for roadways with little or no clays in the aggregate. The results are that roads are developing stronger bases and requiring less maintenance per year. A study, by the Journal of Transportation Engineering, reported that use of calcium chloride can reduce aggregate loss by 42% per year compared with an untreated road. Therefore, the new MG-30 is breaking waves in cost, environmental considerations and performance. The best way to see the results first hand is to try an application in your area.

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