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NAAC – Sodium Acetate

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Sodium Acetate – Cryotech NAAC® Solid Runway Deicer


NAAC is selected for non-airside applications, primarily because it does not contain chlorides that cause corrosion to steel embedded in concrete. Additionally, NAAC is effective at much lower temperatures, 0 degrees F (-18 degrees C), than sodium chloride and urea, which lose their effect below 20 degrees F (-7 degrees C).

Note: If concrete quality is the primary concern – for example new concrete – then CMA is recommended.

Safe for runways: meets FAA approved specifications.

Exothermic: gives off heat as it dissolves, melting ice faster than common deicers.

Fast and better: works fast like calcium chloride, without chloride-induced corrosion.

Staying power: works longer, requiring fewer applications.

Easy to apply: applied with the same equipment as urea.

Safe for the environment: non-persistent, biodegradable.

Manufactured from pure materials: NAAC does not track like common deicers.


  • Contains no chlorides.
  • Excellent melting properties.
  • Works faster than urea and sodium chloride.
  • Is active at lower temperatures -0° F (-18° C).
  • Requires less material to achieve similar effectiveness.


Deicing – apply in uniform pattern:

  • Near 32o F on thin ice = 3-5 lbs./1000 ft.
  • Less than 10° F on 1 inch ice = 10-25 lbs./1000 ft.
  • Re-apply when new accumulation shows first tendency to bond.
  • Plow once bond is broken.

Prewetting – airports may apply potassium acetate to NAAC at spreader outlet at a rate of 10% by weight.


  • Lower BOD than urea.
  • Biodegrades at low temperatures.
  • Low toxicity to fish and mammals.


  • Store in original container.
  • Avoid excessive moisture which may cause caking.
  • Excessive handling may cause dustiness.

Data Sheets

SPECIFICATION SHEET – Sodium Acetate [1]

MSDS SHEET – Sodium Acetate [2]