AkzoNobel has launched an additive for road salt which helps to protect against frost damage.
Ecosel AsphaltProtection is a biodegradable additive for de-icing brine. It works by slowing the freezing process, resulting in soft, slushy ice, rather than hard, abrasive ice. The product is available to customers in Italy and the Netherlands.
“Adding EcoselAsphaltProtection to normal winter road salt can reduce frost damage by around 50 percent,” says Werner Fuhrmann, member of the AkzoNobel Executive Committee responsible for Specialty Chemicals.
“Municipalities and governments will substantially benefit from the results – less need for road repairs, fewer traffic jams, lower maintenance costs and greater road safety.”