DustMag is in high demand for remote roads

DustMag is in high demand for remote roads

Rainstorm produce DustmagTM in the Pilbara & Eastern States – The hydroscopic material is proving a huge cost and water saving for compaction and dust control on remote roads in Australia.


DustmagTM is in high demand across Australia as an ideal quarterly treatment for road compaction and dust control. DustmagTM requires no watering for 100 days after application – proving extremely effective for remote area roads. It improves free-rolling resistance, fuel efficiency, gear life for tyres, filters, and engines by reducing dust and maintaining optimum surface condition.

Cost Per Square Metre Per Day

Rainstorm provide clients with unit cost spend per square metre per day. We combine unit cost and new industry technology measuring road dust emissions GPS tracked (before and after), to determine the type of dust control treatments and their effectiveness. Mason Trouchet from Rainstorm says, “reducing operating costs is key in the current market. So much is boiling down to a cost per square metre on mining and civils projects. Every dollar spent counts and performance is key, which is why we are having such good success with DustmagTM and our high performance range”.

4 Key Areas: Roads. Open Areas. Materials Handling. Site Rehabilitation

Rainstorm have been developing high performance dust control systems for 30 years and target four areas: roads, open areas, materials handling and site rehabilitation. Mason says, “We like to scope and design a whole of site strategy for dust control that fits our client’s budget and needs. We spend time with our clients and plan applications carefully along with unit cost analysis to sort out dust issues on site. Customers want an apples for apples comparison when choosing dust control materials and we can provide that data, and additives fit for purpose”.

“So much is boiling down to a cost per square metre on mining and civils projects. Every dollar spent counts and performance is key.”

Knowing Your Road Maintenance Cost

Rainstorm encourages clients to weigh total road maintenance costs, with and without DustmagTM. “We want clients to quantify their spend per square metre of road per day. There is a big cost to running trucks and water. Clients save a fortune on roads with fit for purpose DustmagTM or water extender treatments,” says Mason. “With unit cost analysis, clients now have the option to use science and new technology to determine dust control material effectiveness, as opposed to thumbs up or thumbs down reporting”.

How DustMag Works:

DustmagTM is a hydroscopic material providing high performance road compaction and dust control, supplied in bulk or IBCs. For application: grade-trim to the road surface, pre-water, then apply DustmagTM. Site traffic can continue during application, and there is no watering after. Rainstorm produce DustmagTM in the North-West & Eastern States of Australia and haul to mining and civils projects from Broome to Broken Hill.