An ice melter’s speed of action is determined by how easily it dissolves to form a brine solution upon contact with snow or ice. Brine lowers the freezing point of water and melts snow and ice on contact. PELADOW™ attracts moisture from its surroundings, speeding up the creation of brine and giving its melting action a head start.
With PELADOW™, the reaction that creates brine also generates heat, making it more effective at colder temperatures than other materials, which only draw heat from their external environment. PELADOW™ turns on the heat for exceptional performance across a wide range of temperatures. A melt-volume comparison at 5°F (-15°C) reveals how PELADOW™ is much more effective at melting snow and ice than other ice-melt materials. While magnesium chloride loses effectiveness at 0°F (-18°C), PELADOW™ continues working to -25°F (-32°C), the lowest effective temperature of any ice-melt product.
The round shape of PELADOW™ enhances performance because a small portion of each pellet rests on a small area of ice, enabling it to “concentrate” on boring through ice up to 3 times faster than flat or crystal-shaped ice melters. By contrast, flat or crystalshaped products spread their melting ability across the ice, which means slower penetration.