Mag at Work

MAG at Work

Safer for the Workplace

MAG® is perfect for homeowners and commercial industries with large facilities to de-ice.

MAG® delivers the best performance without compromising on issues of surface damage and environmental quality. Government sponsored tests show that MAG® causes far less damage to concrete surfaces without losing any of its prime de-icer qualities.

All ice-melting chemicals lower the freezing point of water and increase the number of freeze/thaw cycles. As a result of water repeatedly freezing and expanding, concrete surfaces will tend to spall, scale or break into small chips. New concrete surfaces and poor-quality concrete are particularly vulnerable to spalling.(Ice melting chemicals should not be used on concrete less than one year old.) As shown below in tests performed by the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), National Research Council, Washington, DC, the use of MAG® as an ice melter resulted in significantly less concrete spalling than calcium chloride or sodium chloride.

MAG® minimizes metal surface corrosion. Tests show MAG® to be significantly less corrosive than calcium chloride and sodium chloride on steel, tin and aluminum.

As this chart shows, MAG® is less corrosive on steel which can affect work equipment piping and building infrastructure, among other areas. Using MAG® helps provide a safer work environment.