Lignin Sulfonate as the Solution to Your Dust Control

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EnviRoad prides itself on providing products that are as natural as they are effective. Over time, companies and businesses have become more ecologically-conscious, and we have risen to the occasion with natural products that don’t affect the environment. EnviRoad was just recently recognized by QAS International Ltd., who focuses on ISO standards and awards companies and organizations that demonstrate a trusted correspondence with their customers. This trust and confidence with our customers has been built on the hard work we put into creating a environmentally-safe product in the hopes it will preserve the best of nature.

One of products we provide that meets the standards and regulations for environmental safety is lignin sulfonate. Lignin is extracted from trees during the pulping process, a soluble activated by water. This co-product of the paper industry acts as the adhesive in trees that holds the fibers together. As a natural “glue,” it makes sense to use it as a natural product to prevent dust buildup.

During application, lignin sulfonate is safely laid (workers don’t even need to wear special gear or clothing) and considered non-toxic for surrounding waterways, land and wildlife. By binding down dirt and gravel, this helps make the surface skid-resistant and driving much safer. This can eliminate road closures, lessen maintenance and reduce frost heaves.

Meeting the specifications of the U.S. Forest Service Administration, General Service Administration, and local and regional government standards, lignin sulfonate is a great alternative for dusty roads to help protect you and the environment. The application process is simple: water is used to dilute the lignin and then applied in about a half gallon of lignin concentrate per square yard.

If you have any questions concerning this dust control material, please feel free to give our EnviRoad representatives a call today at 1-800-536-2650. We’ll be happy to assist you with your road care needs, and we will discuss the best mode of transportation.