When calcium chloride and magnesium chloride based dust control agents first came into use, they were perceived as a cost-effective alternative to water truck delivery for controlling dust on unpaved roads. After all, water trucks required extensive man hours, available water resources, and often multiple applications each week during excessively dry conditions.
As time went by, these chloride-based dust control agents revealed their own minor flaws. Their corrosive nature meant increased maintenance and repair time on equipment as well as special protective equipment for operators.
The mineral content added to the roadbed could attract wildlife, while the ecological impact could attract the attention of environmental regulation entities.
To answer the need for a cost-effective, and biologically friendly dust control solution, EnviRoad® developed Earthbind® 100. Based on a modified biopolymer, it is ecologically friendly and meets environmental standards. Since its non-corrosive, it also saves costs in equipment maintenance and doesn’t require excessive protective equipment for operators.
Even as the season goes on trace amounts of Earthbind® 100 will remain in the roadbed, maintaining a secure matrix between minute particles and surrounding aggregate. This means it will require less time and money in reapplication.
If you are interested in learning more about the ecological and cost-saving benefits of Earthbind® 100, you should call 1.800.536.2650 to speak to one of the representatives at the EnviRoad® headquarters in Portland, Oregon.