Mining Services: durablend™

Full chloride products are the most prominent treatment for dust control and road stabilization in North America. durablend™ is just as effective for mining sites as it is for road maintenance.

durablend™ achieves the same performance as a typical magnesium chloride treatment, but can require half the amount of product per application. durablend’s™ enhanced polymer blend helps it bond to the aggregate, lowering migration of chloride from the road to improve friction in moisture situations and provide for safer driving surfaces.

 

Increasing environmental regulations pertaining to certain mine types and regions makes reducing chlorides more important than ever. Perhaps even more important, durablend™ is at the center of water conversation programs being instituted throughout the country.

 

Road preparation for durablend™ application is the same as for a typical chloride product, including rolling after grading is finished. This process provides for optimal surface penetration of durablend into the top half inch of the road and improves fleet efficiency. Less time applying product or water to access roads or processing areas saves raw product, as well as labor costs.

 

durablend™ is applied to roads using the standard spray system, but can cover twice as much area per truck load than full chloride products. It does not require blade mixing to extend performance. Continual use reduces road base loss and improves the efficiency of the fleet, reducing man hours.