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What is CMA Ice Melt

Natural Alternative® Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) Ice Melt provides a breakthrough in snow and ice management with chloride-free, low-corrosive and environmentally-friendly properties, melting ice and snow to 15°F.

  • CMA is chloride-free and less corrosive than tap water.
  • CMA is safe to use on properly installed concrete 30 days after installation.
  • CMA exceeds LEED guidelines, making it the safest ice melt for high-value structures.
  • CMA won't harm plants, pavement or lawns when used as directed.

Where Is CMA Ice Melt Manufactured?

Natural Alternative® CMA Ice Melt is produced exclusively in the United States—never offshore.

How does CMA Ice Melt work?

CMA doesn't create a brine like traditional chlorides such as rock salt. The calcium magnesium acetate creates an oatmeal-like consistency, making snow lighter, drier and easier to remove. Calcium Magnesium Acetate is also more effective, melting ice quickly and keeping it from re-forming.

How IS CMA Ice Melt Applied?

Apply CMA Ice Melt before or at the beginning of a storm to prevent snow/ice bonding, and lighten applications as the storm continues.

  • For commercial use, apply 5 - 15 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • For highways, apply 300 - 400 lbs. per lane mile.
  • Homeowners should apply 6 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

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