Salting the roads with sea salt in winter conditions reduces the possibility of frozen roads, as well as improving their general safety conditions. Thanks to being packed in bags, MA.CO.T. salt is favourable for preventative spreading in commercial areas, schools, nursery schools and private homes.
MA.CO.T salt for roads is also recommended in bulk form or packed in PE bags of 5, 25, 50 or 1000kg. We are also the largest suppliers of dried salt (max 1% moisture) for winter road maintenance, which is transported in tank lorries and stored in silos.
The above-mentioned salt is recommended in standard particles of 0-4mm, but we can fulfil every demand depending on the wishes and needs of the purchasers, as well as the technical conditions. Thanks to our experience and equipment, MA.CO.T can finish every task properly and on time, and we are reliable suppliers in all critical weather conditions.
Ice forms when water temperatures reach 0C. When you add salt to water the temperature of the ice lowers: 10% solution freezes at -6C and 20% solution at -16C. In practice, this means that when salt is sprinkled on the ice, the ice melts. If you have ever watched this process, you will have noticed that the ice immediately around the grain of salt melts the quickest, and that the thawed area widens. In so far as the temperature is less then -7C then the melting process is notably slower, or even stops, because of the impossibility of the salt grains entering into the ice structure (the start of the thawing process).
As a result of its’ characteristics, salt is effective for temperatures down to -7C. For temperatures lower than this MA.CO.T recommends CaCl2 in bags of 25kg, and depending on the use also a special mixture of NaCl and CaCl2. By using this mixture ice can be effectively melted to temperatures of -33C.
Our key task is to insure sufficient quantities of bulk salt and deliver it to the destination according to client’s dispositions. We are thus focused on major organizations for winter services in Croatia and neighbouring countries (local autonomies, concessionaires, communal organizations, organizations for road maintenance etc.). Thanks to our huge experience we can guarantee quality service to our partners since we completely dedicated our last 25 years of business to road safety throughout the winter season. Therefore we dispose of our own storage and production facilities and we can store up to 20.000 tonnes of bulk salt for roads. The unpredictability of weather conditions makes planning reserves of salt on time a very important factor in a well organized winter service. When intensive precipitations occur on broader area most clients from all over the country request huge quantities of salt for roads at the same time and winter conditions cause traffic delays. It is therefore important that end users have enough storage capacities and readily available reserves of salt to be able to act immediately during bad weather conditions.
In terms of warehouse capacity, silos require notably less storage space compared to conventional warehouses, and they also allow that only one person is required to load the salt into the vehicle. As well, they do not require additional mechanisms for loading. The correct positioning of the vehicle on the track allows the vehicle to be more effectively filled with a new load of salt and at less expense. For customers who use salt for winter services, and who store them in silos, MA.CO.T has salt that because of its characteristics is able to do this. The moisture content in this salt is less than 1%, and with the addition of anti-caking agents the salt is able to flow through the silos’ opening. Thanks to special vehicles for the transportation of salt MA.CO.T can fill your silos on order.
For organisations, firms, households and individual users of salt for spreading we package it in smaller packages, which can be found sold in well stocked stores and centres. For those who use packaged salt because they do not have the storage capacity for bulk salt, MA.CO.T offers supplies of packaged salt for destinations throughout the winter season. All our packaged products are in palettes and wrapped in foil in order to prevent spillage.
As a result of its’ characteristics, salt is effective for temperatures down to -7C. For temperatures lower than this then MA.CO.T recommends CaCl2 in bags of 25kg, and depending on the use also a special mixture of NaCl and CaCl2. By using this mixture ice can be effectively melted to temperatures of -33C.