June 2022 – As originally published in “Rock to Road”, Canada’s aggregates & roadbuilding magazine. This article highlights many impressive projects that Cypher Environmental has completed in Canada for the City of Winnipeg, Baffinland Iron Mine, oil and gas customers in British Columbia using their environmentally friendly dust control and soil stabilization products.
CHOKING OFF THE DUST
A Manitoba company, successful internationally, is making domestic inroads with its dust-suppression and road stabilization products – By Carrol McKormick
In cinematic fantasies, romance is a car kicking up a milelong plume of dust as the protagonist escapes to somewhere. In the real world, however, road dust is a curse. When fought at all, it is with endless applications of water or products typically containing corrosive, toxic salts. Winnipeg-based Cypher Environmental is working hard to change that.
Cypher has been making and selling two products for just over a decade now that speak to these problems: DUST/BLOKR®, a dust suppressant concentrate that is mixed with water and sprayed on roads with a standard water truck, and ROAD//STABILIZR®, which is worked into poor-quality roads to stabilize and strengthen them, as well as to suppress dust.
Unlike commonly used products that contain, for example, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride, Cypher promotes its formulations as non-corrosive and non-toxic.
About Cypher Environmental: Cypher Environmental is a leading global environmental solution provider for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.”.
About Rock to Road Magazine: Rock To Road serves the entire aggregate and roadbuilding industry by providing readers with up-to-date news and information, features on aggregate plants, case stories on quarry and highway construction operations, in-depth coverage on vital topics affecting the industry including taxation, land use, trucking and other regulatory issues, updates on new products and equipment and maintenance tips as well as personnel changes, manufacturer / supplier news, convention / trade show coverage and other items of interest to aggregate producers and roadbuilding contractors.