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Calcium Chloride brine is also used as a tire ballasting agent (sometimes referred to as Heavy Water). Being a very dense liquid, resistant to freezing to -45ºC, it provides extra weight to the tire resulting in better grip. All of our employees with farming background in particular would know of this feature.
Calcium Chloride brine is increasingly being used as winter de-icing agent either directly applied as an anti icing or
de-icing agent as well as treating Salt and Sand to enhance the features of these products. Working effectively to melt snow and ice to below -45ºC, Calcium Chloride will be an excellent addition to our core product line up for winter
de-icing for our customers.
Some of the many other uses for Calcium Chloride in other industries and applications include the food industry as a firming agent and electrolyte in sports drinks. The cement industry uses it as an accelerant, the chemical industry as additives in plastics, fire extinguishers, production of activated charcoal and heating pads due to exothermic properties (generating heat). Agricultural uses include a source of calcium for soil and spraying apple trees to prevent spotting as well as many other uses. In the oil industry, due to it's higher density it is used to increase density of brines and as drilling well kill fluids.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, over the month of October, NSC Minerals raised money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We did various fundraisers throughout the month which included our Silent Auction, which would not have been successful without the support of all of the companies that donated to the auction and without all of the participants that took time out of their day to bid on the auction items. NSC Minerals is very proud to announce that we raised a total of $22,213.16 over the month of October!! Thank you again to everyone who helped us surpass our last year’s total of $15,000.
Please help us surpass last year's total with supporting our Online Silent Auction, which will be held October 23rd – 24th, 2017. We have some great prizes up for grabs! To view our auction items, please visit https://www.32auctions.com/NSCMinerals. You will need to set up an account prior to bidding on any items. Bidding will start at 8 am on Oct 23rd and will end at 3 pm on Oct 24th. Please share this link with any of your family, friends, and colleagues that you think would be interested in any of these great items! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!!
|SK Blue Cross|
|Independent Financial Services|
|Saskatoon Electrical Services Ltd.|
|Westcan Bulk Transport|
|University of Saskatchewan Huskies|
|MIdwest Sportswear Workwear & Safety|
|Hunter's Bowling Centres|
|Studio 2.0 Interior Design|
|TBM Logistics Ltd.|
|NSC Minerals Ltd.|
|Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon|
|France Financial a division of Twin Eagle|
If you have any questions, please contact Brianne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-934-6477. Thank you for your support!
The 20th Annual Business Builder Awards took place on March 30th in Saskatoon. NSC Minerals was nominated for the Export Award along with three other companies. This was awarded to the NSBA business that successfully entered or expended in a market outside Saskatchewan. NSC Minerals was honored to be the recipient of this award, a great accomplishment for our company!