It has long been established that the use of rock salt has negative effects on the environment. In fact there are documented cases of contamination to drinking water and complete destruction of aquatic Eco systems due to excessive salt use. Samples from a storm sewer near Toronto had recorded levels 140 times over the limit set by the provincial Government. BothEnvironment Canada and the Environment Protection Agencyin the U.S. have done studies and are working on solutions to manage this problem. The salt and other chemicals get into the water system through a number of direct and indirect ways. Once the salt gets into the Eco system, there is no way of removing it. It can only be diluted over time. This can be very problematic for sensitive Eco systems that have a slow turnover of fresh water such as natural and even artificial ponds.
The best solution for this matter is to take preventative measures. XYNYTH Manufacturing has developed 3 products that are ideal to address this issue. GroundWorks Natural Icemelter™ and Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter™ were among the first environmentally friendly ice melt products to be introduced. These are fertilizer based icemelters, making them an ideal alternative for Eco sensitive areas. Because they contain potassium chloride, the run off will actually feed the plants. This ultimately means less sodium chloride will get into the water supply.
It should be noted that icemelters containing urea should be strictly avoided around water ways. Urea contains nitrogen and breaks down to ammonia in the environment, which is extremely toxic to aquatic life, even in small doses.
XYNYTH has recently introduced a new product called Winter Warrior Runway Control™. This product is completely chloride free and urea free. While it was initially designed for runway use, being that it is completely non-corrosive and federally approved, it is also ideal for use around sensitive water systems.
It is important to not associate all “pet friendly” icemelters with fish friendly products. Some products like Safe-t-Pet™ or Safe Paw™ are made with urea. While urea is usually safe around animals, it is deadly to aquatic life.
A little chloride is not so bad, as it seems to be well known by owners of fish ponds that adding some chlorides can be beneficial to act as water softeners and help reduce parasites. Some experts also recommend using potassium based chlorides as they have some benefits to fish. For best results consult your local expert.
On October 25th, some of the staff from XYNYTH’s head office had an amazing “friendly competition” curling experience at the Royal City Curling Club. Our first Curling Championship was a fun night with a lot of laughs and healthy competition. It was initially thought that the winners might have used a little environmentally friendly icemelter like Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter, to their advantage on the ice, but it was proven to be untrue. The winners truly won with drive and determination. Congratulations to all the participants!! We look forward to the next XYNYTH curling championship!
XYNYTH is very excited to hear that the GTAA (Toronto’s Pearson Airport), the largest airport in Canada, is now using Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter. Airports, for obvious reasons, have extremely high standards as to the icemelting products that are used around their facilities. The GTAA was no exception, they spent months testing and evaluating our Mountain product and have decided it was the best solution to their needs. Our Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter has replaced several of the other icemelters they were using to melt the ice around the sensitive entrances to their facilities. Important to note, they are not using it on their runways of course.
Mountain continues to be the leading choice of many large government institutions, and this is only yet another example.
At XYNYTH Manufacturing we have been offering greener, safer Ice-melting choices for the past 25 years. To commemorate our 25 year anniversary all of our customers received a “Do it yourself” party kit to join in our celebration.
For the past 25 years and the many more to come XYNYTH strives to encourage customers to help our planet go green by making the right choice and using all natural deicers that are not only safe for our children and our pets but are also gentle on the environment.
As we continue to celebrate the past 25 years, and to show our customer appreciation we had a draw that many who visited our website at www.xynyth.com had a chance to enter and win an IPad2. Congratulations to Warren from Mr. Chemical in Ontario for being this year’s winner.
XYNYTH would like to also thank our numerous customers who have put their trust in us over these years. Helping grow your business has made us both succeed. We are looking forward to continuing to serve our existing and new customers for another 25 years and more!
XYNYTH has had many requests over the years for an icemelter that is completely safe to use at airports, including the runways and taxiways. This means, an ice melter that has no chlorides and no urea: a tough request.
Winter Warrior Runway Control™ is just such a product. It is made from sodium acetate that has been treated with a sodium formate solution. It meets all the FAA and Transport Canada approved specifications, (SAE AMS 1431B) that
covers all solid runway and taxiway deicing / anti-icing compounds. It is a great product to also use around delicate commercial institutions that are close to sensitive aquatic life.
Many airports have been using Urea in the past to melt the ice on their runways. The problem faced with using urea, however, is the fact that urea contains nitrogen, and breaks down to ammonia which is very toxic to aquatic life, and thus airports are looking to switch to some other form of solid deicer.
This opens the door to a very large opportunity for XYNYTH and its distributors, so they are very excited about this. More details about this product are available from XYNYTH’s website, www.xynyth.com so check it out!
XYNYTH is very excited to announce the launch of ourNewly Re-designed Website.
Visit our website (www.xynyth.com) and check out:
– ourNEW Icemelter products
– our NEW Icemelter Resource Center – a library of information for you and your customers
– download sell sheets & MSDS on all our products
– easier customer login process
Be Green with our New Environmentally Friendly Ice melter:
Arctic Eco Green Ice melter™ is a powerful all natural deicer that is gentle on the environment, the surfaces it is applied to and harmless around children and pets. This ice melter was designed for the organically inclined.
All Natural Ingredients
Gentle on the Environment
Harmless around children and pets
Fast acting & powerful to -29° C (-20° F)
Safer on concrete
Cost effective green color
Easy to handle
For more information please visit our website: Click here
Offering safer choices- organic ice melters and absorbents