Marketed under SynaTek’s Entry, the fluid provides pre- and post-treatment of commercial and residential exterior traffic surfaces.
Potassium formate quickly and reliably removes thin layers of ice, and prevents new snow and ice from accumulating. At a 50 percent concentration, the freezing point is reduced to approximately minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius.). Unlike other deicing agents, potassium formate is readily biodegradable, and does not contain chlorides that can damage ecosystems. The low Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) minimizes oxygen depletion of surrounding soil and surface water.
“Entry is an eco-friendly solution that is safer for pets, plants, and metals, and provides rapid and reliable results,” said Nate Clemmer, CEO and Managing Partner of SynaTek. “The non-chloride-based product does not become sticky or slippery and eliminates chloride residue and granular tracking. Additionally, our collaboration with BASF and their formic acid production site in Geismar, La., allows us to offer a purely, domestically sourced product.”
Formic acid is an effective solution for a wide range of applications, such as formate salts for runway deicing, industrial cleaning, and other chemical intermediates. With its new plant in Geismar, La., BASF is the only company in the U.S. to produce formic acid, which reduces delivery time throughout the region.
For more information about formic acid, visit basf.com/formicacid-americas.