Ice B’ Gone

Magic Granular

IBG Magic Granular starts out as ordinary rock salt, which is then treated with a liquid, agricultural by-product of the distilling process blended with magnesium chloride. This patented liquid is trademarked as IBG Magic Liquid and dramatically transforms rock salt into a new de-icing material.

Our product is safer to use on concrete since it is less corrosive, and does not harm curbside grassed areas or plants, as it melts ice below-35F° if used as directed. The benefits and results of treating your salt stockpiles or your sand/salt stockpiles with IBG Magic Liquid are amazing!

 

Material Safety

Data Sheet

Click on the "Material Safety Data Sheet" button below to download the IBG Magic Granular Material Safety Data Sheet. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing purposes, if you can't view the PDF: Click here to download Adobe Acrobat.

 

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Features and

Benefits

IBG Magic Granular is regular rock salt that has been treated with the liquid IBG Magic Liquid at a rate of 8 gallons per ton of rock salt.

With a simple motorized pump and tank system, IBG Magic Liquid is easily applied to bulk rock salt stockpiles, to transform this corrosive, potentially destructive and inefficient material into IBG Magic Granular.

IBG Magic Granular is a highly effective ice melting product which is less corrosive, safe for concrete and brick and environmentally friendly.


 

Packaged

Magic Granular

Aside from purchasing in bulk, IBG Magic Granular is also available in pre-packaged 20 pound bags and 50 pound bags.

  • 20 pound bags are oriented toward the retail market, local hardware stores, builder supply stores, and garden centers.
  • 50 pound bags are much more economical and are targeted toward snow removal contractors.

Bags are convenient for use on sidewalks and steps, and other areas not accessible by truck. Bags are relatively easy to transport, inventory and distribute. Because of these features, some contractors rely heavily on bagged products, especially in urban areas. They are shipped in pallet quantities of:

  • (120) 20 pound bags
  • (49) 50 pound bags

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CONTRACTOR

Benefits

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General Benefits of IBG Magic Granular

IBG Magic Granular is economically superior. Because it works better and lasts longer, less IBG Magic Granular is required to displace an equal amount of ice or snow than with any other ice-melter – at any price.
  • Rock salt applications are reduced by 30% to 50%
  • The need for sand in most circumstances is virtually eliminated.
  • The need for sand in most circumstances is virtually eliminated.
  • IBG Magic Granular works faster and lasts longer at much lower temperatures than ordinary rock salt.
  • IBG Magic Granular has a working temperature of -35°F, whereas regular rock salt is ineffective below 18°F. This is a net 53°degree gain in working temperature.
  • Because of its residual effect, snow and ice will not bond to the pavement. Black ice is virtually eliminated.
  • IBG Magic Granular is less corrosive than any other melting agent. Unlike plain rock salt or calcium chloride, independent tests show IBG Magic Granular to be completely less corrosive.
  • IBG Magic Granular will not damage steel doors, thresholds, equipment, carpets, flooring or concrete. In fact, it neutralizes rust! IBG Magic Granular will not cause concrete to split or any paved surface to degrade in any way.
  • Unlike calcium chloride and ordinary rock salt, IBG Magic Granular leaves no visible residue.
  • Unlike calcium chloride and ordinary rock salt, IBG Magic Granular is safe for people to handle.
  • IBG Magic Granular is environmentally friendly, releasing far less chlorides into the environment than either plain rock salt or calcium chloride.

Contractor Benefits of IBG Magic Granular

General Usage

Use of IBG Magic Granular exclusively (i.e. sand is ordinarily not required or necessary) results in substantial reduction of the volume of material required for de-icing applications.
  • Twice as much ordinary rock salt is required to produce the same effects.
  • Three times (or more) as much sand/salt (60/40) mix is required to equal IBG Magic Granular.
These major reductions in material volume obviously more than compensate for the premium price IBG Magic Granular commands.
  • Bulk IBG Magic Granular prices are typically 30% to 40% more than ordinary rock salt, although only half as much is required.
  • Bulk IBG Magic Granular usually costs about twice as much as a decent sand/salt mix, but only one third as much is needed to produce the same effect.

Specific Benefit Examples

In addition to these material volume cost advantages, IBG Magic Granular offers distinct benefits to every snow removal contractor, large or small and irregardless of whether services are billed hourly, per visit, or flat rate/seasonal.
  • Contractors who bill hourly or per visit will especially benefit by shutting spreader gates to one third normal. Since less material is used, fewer refill trips are required. Fewer refill trips save time and fuel.
  • Contractors who bill hourly or per visit will especially benefit by shutting spreader gates to one third normal. Since less material is used, fewer refill trips are required. Fewer refill trips save time and fuel.
  • IBG Magic Granular turns brown, which means the customer can see material being applied.
  • Flat rate contractors will make fewer visits.
  • To apply IBG Magic Granular during snow flurries or light snow events (two inches), set spreader gates to half the opening you usually use. Snow will “burn off” with no plowing. Customers don’t care how you do it or how long it takes, they just want to see clear pavement.
  • By eliminating the use of sand, every contractor will realize great savings from reduced spring clean-u costs. In the meantime customers will appreciate the absence of sand tracked into buildings and cars.
  • Contractor equipment will last much longer and with less maintenance expense without the extreme corrosiveness of rock salt and frictional damage from sand on chains, bearings, etc.
  • IBG Magic Granular will not harm grassed areas or horticulture when applied correctly. Therefore, incidental damage to customer’s property is dramatically reduced.