Earthbind® Dust Control on Roads Previously Treated with Chlorides

Magnesium and calcium chlorides are commonly used as dust suppressants on unpaved roads. These chloride compounds are used for dust control because they are hygroscopic and deliquescent…meaning that they have the ability to absorb moisture from the humid air. The absorbed moisture helps limit dust by keeping the surface of the road moist enough to hold the dust particles down... read more »

Earthbind®, the Water Resistant Alternative for Dust Control

Dust palliatives are used to control fugitive dust originating from unpaved surfaces. There are dozens of types and brands of dust palliatives. The most common types range from plain water, surfactants, chlorides, synthetic polymers, vegetable oils (soybean oil, sugar beet oil), bentonite clays, lignosulfonates, paraffinic (mineral) oils, petroleum resins, engineered modified asphalt emulsions (Earthbind®), etc. Most dust control palliatives claim... read more »

Understanding the Benefits of Earthbind 100

Magnesium and calcium chlorides have been widely used in the western part of the United States for dust suppression and de-icer for many years. They are not binders but are hydroscopic in nature and actually work by attracting moisture from the air to control dust. One of the most attractive features of both substances is the relatively low cost. However,... read more »