Cryotech Deicing Technology

Cryotech QS50 Solid Deicer

Cryotech QS50®

Solid Deicer

AMS 1431 Certified

Cryotech QS50® is the optimal blend of sodium acetate and sodium formate for solid performance. This ideal blend quickly activates, with strong hold over times, storage stability and low tracking.


  • Works longer, requiring fewer applications with better storage stability than sodium formate
  • Applies easily with same equipment as other solid deicers
  • Complimentary customer training upon request


  • Low tracking
  • Starts quickly to melt ice efficiently, especially in dry climate areas
  • Extended hold over time on pavement surface compared to other blends
  • Active to low temperatures 0°F (-18°C)


  • Biodegrades at low temperatures
  • Low toxicity to fish and mammals
  • Low BOD/COD


  • Deicing - apply in uniform patterns:
    • On thin ice, near freezing, typically start at 5-7 lbs/1000 ft² (25-35 g/m²)
    • At very cold temperatures, ( <10°F, -12°C) or on thick bonded ice, it may be necessary to increase the rate as high as 10-25 lbs/1000 ft² (50-75 g/m²)
  • Re-apply when new accumulation shows first tendency to bond
  • Plow once bond is broken
  • Prewetting - airports and pavement users may apply Cryotech E36® and Cryotech CF7®, respectively, to QS50 at spreader outlet at a rate of 10% by weight