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Technical Data Sheet
MELTIUM®



Product Description

Meltium® is a novel formate-based de-icing solution developed expecially for non-airport applications. The product melts snow and ice in a fast, effective and environmentally friendly way. It is free of chlorides and regarded as not harmful to the environment.

Freezing point of Meltium is less than -50 °C and can for this reason be used even at very low temperatures.



Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
General
AppearanceClear liquid
ColorColorless / light yellow
Assay50% min. active material
Density 
     @ 20°C1.33-1.35 g/cm3
Viscosity 
     @ 20°CMax. 3 mPa·s
Flash Point 
     Abel closed cupNon-flammable
Freezing Point<-58 °C
Solubility in WaterComplete
pH<11.5



Comments
Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Applications

Meltium is used as both anti-icing and de-icing chemical. Suggested application rates can be found in the table below. It is however important to take into consideration factors like surface material, surface structure, application-method and current weather situation when using the product. The below figures is therefore only a guide for application and must not be regarded as recommended dosage. We will upon request give advice on application for the respective operator.

In the case of de-icing, the surface should be treated mechanically before applying Meltium. This will reduce the amount of liquid used, resulting in minimal environmental impact and lower cost of the de-icing operation.

In the event of freezing rain, a preventive treatment is highly recommended. Applying Meltium before the start of a light snow or ice event prevents frozen precipitation from accumulating. Since Meltium is both an anti-icing agent as well as a deicer, timely application of Meltium is essential to the continued use of operative surfaces.

Careful monitoring of meteorological conditions will keep you ahead of storm events, and guide you in preventive application of the product.

Meltium can be used with all known existing spraying equipment with compatible materials.

SUGGESTED APPLICATION RATES

 

Dry Conditions
Ice thickness <1mm
Light frost

Wet conditions
Ice thickness >1mm
Heavy frost

Wet conditions
- Snow
- Packed snow

Wet conditions
- Freezing rain
- Ice Thickness 1-3 mm

Temperature (°C)

Anti-Icing

De-Icing

Anti-Icing

De-Icing

Anti-Icing

De-Icing

Anti-Icing

De-Icing

0 to – 5

20 g/m2

20 g/m2

20 g/m2

30 g/m2

30 g/m2

40 g/m2

40 g/m2

50 g/m2

-5 to – 10

25 g/m2

30 g/m2

30 g/m2

40 g/m2

40 g/m2

50 g/m2

50 g/m2

60 g/m2

-10 to – 15

30 g/m2

40 g/m2

40 g/m2

50 g/m2

50 g/m2

60 g/m2

60 g/m2

60 g/m2

Please see the Material Safety Data Sheet before handling the material.



Handling Precautions

Meltium is delivered ready to use. It should not be diluted nor should it be concentrated further.

Meltium is compatible with most known materials used in ice melting facilities, both related to equipment for storage and equipment for applying the product.

Meltium shows moderate corrosive and staining effect on zinc, galvanized material, soft solders and silver. We recommend painting or protecting these items or replace them with items of compatible materials.

The table below list materials that have been shown to be compatible with Meltium.

METALS:
Stainless Steel
Carbon Steel (note! impact like with water)
Aluminium alloys (bare & anodized)
Magnesium alloys (wrought, dichromate treated and epoxy coated)
Titanium
Cadmium plated steel
Copper (acid pickled)
Bronze (copper/tin)

POLYMERS:
Polyethylene Plastics
Glass fiber reinforced polyester (high pH resistant resin)
Polymethacrylate
Acrylic plastic
Polychloroprene
Silicone
Vulcanized butadiene-acrylonitrite
Vulcanized butadiene-propylene
Painted surfaces
Bitumen



Packaging

Meltium is available in bulk and IBC (1000L). Meltium shows no sign of deterioration when stored for a longer period of time.




Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.


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