Freeze Conditioning

NovaMax BWD (Conveyor Belt Wetting De-Icer)

NovaMax BWD is a non-toxic belt wetting anti-freeze/de-icing compound developed by Novamen Inc. The material is very safe to handle, is non-hazardous and is fully compatible with glycol based belt wetting fluids such as ethylene and propylene glycol. The product has been freeze tested for stability and the fluid retains a low viscosity even at -40º C. It has a flash point of 140°C, compared to 112°C for propylene glycol and 10°C for methan... Read More

NovaMax Deicer Type I

NovaMax Liquid Deicer Type I is an industry leading liquid deicer because of its' environmentally friendly and highly effective properties. Only available in liquid form, this deicer is ideal for preventing coal, petroleum coke and other aggregates from freezing to truck boxes, conveyor belts and rail cars. It is considered non-hazardous and is less corrosive than calcium or magnesium chloride as well as many other liquid deicers currently fou... Read More

NovaMax Deicer Type II

NovaMax DeicerType II is manufactured from environmentally friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable organic compounds. The product has excellent release properties to allow aggregates to release from the sides of trucks, hoppers and rail cars cleanly. It is blended to provide a minimum freezing point of -40º C.

Spray on affected area before coal, steel, or other aggregate is put in contact with the conveyor belt, rail car, truck box, or othe... Read More


Potassium acetate can be used as a deicer instead of chloride salts such as calcium chloride or magnesium chloride. It offers the advantage of being less aggressive on soils and much less corrosive, and for this reason is preferred for airport runways and areas of environmental sensitivity.

Novamen provides high technical grade potassium acetate for various applications. In liquid form, it is blended to a variety of concentrations and c... Read More

Side Release Agent (Winter and Summer)

Novamen has a variety of release agents for many common uses in the mining industry including for rail cars and conveyor belt release agents. The solution to preventing coal and other particulate products from sticking to rail car interiors, truck boxes, conveyor belts, hoppers and feeders is a side release agent. One of Novamen's solutions is NOVAMAX SSR, comprised of naturally occurring triglycerides and environmentally friendly emulsifiers.... Read More