8290 N. Lapeer Rd
Mayville, MI  48744
Phone:  (989) 843-6163
Fax:      (989) 843-6451
Email:  info@wilkinsoncorp.net


Q.  What is in ThermaPoint™?
A.  ThermaPoint™ is a blend of liquid calcium chloride brine and a proprietary organic material.

Q.  What is the freeze point/working temperature of ThermaPoint™?
A.  The target temperature of ThermaPoint™ is -32
°F, much lower than that of many other ice control agents.

Q.  Is ThermaPoint™ corrosive?
A.  When tested to PNS specs, ThermaPoint™ had a corrosion rate of a low 4.3, just above distilled water
     at 0 and well below rock salt at 100.  ThermaPoint’s corrosion rate was also significantly lower than most
     other ice control agents on the approved PNS list.

Q.  What makes ThermaPoint™ work?
A.  Because it is a calcium chloride-based product, ThermaPoint™ has exothermic properties.  In other
     words, it creates heat as it works.  It also begins working immediately, unlike rock salt.

Q.  How much ThermaPoint™ do I need?
A.  As an anti-ice agent, typically 30-40 gallons per lane mile.  When used for pre-wetting, 8 to 12 gallons
     per ton.  Usage will vary according to weather conditions, traffic flow, your own program, etc.

Q.  How does calcium chloride brine work for dust control?
A.  Calcium chloride is hygroscopic, which means it has the ability to draw moisture from the surrounding
     environment to keep the gravel fines bound together and compacted.  Unlike water, calcium chloride
     brine resists evaporation so it has a long working time.

Q.  Is calcium chloride brine safe for the environment?
A.  Yes, our product is a non-hazardous, natural mineral well brine.

Q.  How much do I need for dust control?
A.  We use 1000-3000 gallons per mile depending on the type of application the customer desires.

Q.  How does calcium chloride brine compare to 35-38% calcium chloride?
A.  Both products share many of the same properties.  The 35-38% is heavier in solids and will last a little
     longer, however, our product is much less expensive so you can do two and sometimes three applica-
     tions for the same cost as one application of 35-38% calcium chloride.

Q.  Can calcium chloride brine be used for arenas?
A.  Yes, our product is safe and will not harm pets and livestock.

Q.  When is the best time to apply the product for dust control?
A.  After a grading and while there is some moisture in the road.  A light rain is fine, but applications just
     before, during or immediately after a heavy rain should be avoided.

Q.  How often will I need to apply calcium chloride brine to achieve an effective dust control program?
A.  Our product will last an average of 4 to 6 weeks as long as there is moisture.  Extreme dry conditions
     and excessive wet conditions will affect the longevity of the product.  Most of our customers do two to
     three applications for a dust free summer.

The Wilkinson Corporation warrants that their products are fit for the purpose as described when applied in a manner consistent with such products.  No other warranty, express or implied is made.  In no event shall The Wilkinson Corporation be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential losses or damage of any kind.  The information in this publication is accurate to the best of the seller’s knowledge.


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