What is Salt?

Common salt, or sodium chloride, is the chemical compound NaCl. Salt occurs naturally in many parts of the world as the mineral halite and as mixed evaporites in salt lakes. What is one of the best sources of this natural nutrient? Seawater. Containing lots of salt, it has an average of 2.6% NaCl (by weight), or 26 million metric tons per cubic kilometer. That’s 120 million short tons per cubic mile, an inexhaustible supply (Note: Seawater also contains other dissolved solids; salt represents about 77% of the Total Dissolved Solids).

Underground salt deposits are what is found in both bedded sedimentary layers and domal deposits. Salt deposits have been found to have encapsulated ancient microorganisms including bacteria. Some salt is on the earth’s surface, such as the dried-up residue of ancient seas like the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Salt even arrives on earth from outer space, and its presence on the planet Mars has led scientists to think life may exist there (or at least be supportable). Amazingly, surface salt deposits and man-made saltworks can even be seen from space.

Bulk Rock Salt and Road Deicing Products

At The Salt Factory, we offer a variety of different bulk products to suit the needs of your company and establishments. we can supply everything you need to make your winter hassle-free!

Bulk Rock Salt

One of the most readily available and efficient snow removal products is rock salt. At The Salt Factory, we offer bulk quantities of rock salt to sustain you through the winter. Whether you are stockpiling rock salt for your snow removal business or maintaining the walkways of your home, you can count on The Salt Factory to provide you with high-quality product at great prices. We have Bulk Rock Salt to better serve you quickly and more efficiently throughout the winter season. And because our snow-melting rock salt is bagged onsite, we are the only suppliers in Pittsburgh who can guarantee we won’t run out.


Washed Salt

EM SALT produce washed salt Free from any contaminating materials Fast acting washed white salt.

Washed Marine Salt

Produced by sea water evaporation process.

Contains the least proportion of insoluble impurities.

Contains the least proportion of insoluble impurities.

Large white crystals and different size crystals.

Included in many industries.

In accordance with international specifications.

Specifications: (dry basis by weight).

Sodium Chloride: 98.5 – 98 %

Soluble & Insoluble matters not more than 1.35 – 1.35 %.

Insoluble matters not more than 0.15 – 0.25 %.

Moisture not more than 4-3 %.

Road salt

A common way to clear icy roads is to apply a layer of salt, which lowers the freezing temperature of water and melts the ice. Salting roads is standard practice in several states, and many consider it an effective method for preventing weather-related collisions. In fact, the American Highway Users Alliance found that road salt reduces collisions by up to 85%.