We handle a wide range of projects and site conditions with varying climatic conditions, exposed to wind and water erosion. Our Dust Control solutions for Open Areas include Gluon™, DustLig and Hydromulch.

Gluon™

High Performance Veneering

Gluon™ is a versatile water-bound polymer emulsion. Applied as a surface veneer or soil stabiliser, the Gluon™ polymer bonds upon hydration creating a surface mesh and binding the soil/ore. The bonding chain remains stable and flexible, to fix soil in place. Gluon™ Water Erosion Control Applications generate a tighter rolled surface which create low permeability skins to prevent water erosion.

Rainstorm’s Gluon™ range has been developed over 30 years in response to client and site requirements to provide highly effective dust control and soil stabilisation blends. Gluon™ Veneering is for civil subdivisions and small sites through to large scale mining operations.

Why use Gluon™?

  • Independently verified to deliver outstanding performance for veneering (ask us for report details).
  • Achieves zero dust lift off at 20 metres/second in wind tunnel testing.
  • Rainstorm warranty Gluon™ applications.
  • We supply dye marking options, batching guides and site procedures OR on-site application services by our experienced team.
  • Product development to suit client/project requirements – choose long term veneering control (6 to 12 months) or short term low cost veneering (30 to 60 days – extremely valuable for ore stockpiles requiring wind protection before shipment).
  • Easy to apply for large or small projects – we batch Gluon™ to suit your project size and type.

Dye Marking

Gluon™ dries to a clear coat, detectable by touch, but can be combined with dye markers to colour code application areas, a useful tool to manage open area applications. Natural soil colour will influence dye colour selection – green is most common for lighter coloured soils, but brown, blue and black are also options. Application frequency can then be monitored visually by colour tone.

DustLig

Simple Short-term Solution

DustLig is a calcium lignosulphonate (a natural derivative from the pulp wood industry) used to stop dust in trafficable and non-trafficable areas. It is a short-term solution to prevent wind erosion on open areas or stockpiles.

It is an environmentally friendly product – biodegradable and non-toxic to flora and fauna.

DustLig is easy to apply, very cost effective and safe to use. It doesn’t require any specialised equipment and can be applied at any time during the year. It is not material specific and will therefore work on most surfaces.

Hydromulch

Hydromulching is an extremely effective and economical method of binding sand and soil surfaces to prevent erosion and dust emissions, at the same time providing an ideal environment for seed germination and growth. Colour coding with dye is optional for treatment area coding. Paper materials last 6 to 12 months duration.

What is Hydromulch?

Typically, a mix of water (hydro) with recycled newsprint paper (mulch), and other additives suited for the particular purpose. Additives might include selected seeds and fertilisers for re-vegetation, dyes for colouring the surface, and/or a variety of chemicals/emulsions (such as Rainstorm’s Gluon240® to extend treatment life cycle).

Principally applied to large, sandy tracks of land such as those opened up by property and land developers, government departments, civil contractors and mining companies, Hydromulch is applied to suppress windblown dust, prevent wind erosion, improve appearances, and accelerate re-vegetation and/or environmental rehabilitation.

Perth Metro Area

If you are looking for Hydromulching in the Perth metropolitan area, our sister company Sunhawk is well-equipped to help you (Rainstorm and Sunhawk have been industry leaders in hydromulch for over 20 years). Visit sunhawk.com.au for more information.

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