In the first part of this two part blog entry, we highlighted how road salts cause corrosion to architecture and buildings. However, the level of corrosion caused by road salts is not only determined by the ingredients and distribution of particles, but also by the materials used in the construction of the architecture and buildings. Aluminium is considered a highly corrosive resistant material; mainly because of the protective oxide film used in its construction. Road salts, which contain chlorides, can easily penetrate this protective film and cause corrosion. The only way to prevent corrosion, apart from ensuring that only a product such as Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate is used for dust control and de-icing, is to regularly clean the surface and remove salt deposits. Aluminium corrosion is identified by a white or greyish dust forming on the surface of the metal. Although not the most significant contributor to the corrosion … Read More
While there are a variety of competitive products on the market, especially here in North America, most do no possess the same environmental qualities that our Cypher Dust Stop products can attest to. Other alternatives in the product category are road salts, more specifically and primarily Magnesium Chloride, followed closely by Calcium Chloride, both of which are highly corrosive products. The main attraction to these products is their low cost, which is admittedly lower than the options Cypher provides. However as time goes on and environmental issues become more and more in public view, customers are more willing to pay a slight premium for an environmentally / non-corrosive product. Advantages of Dust Stop Over Road Salt Products Studies have shown that de-icing salt damage is not limited to areas immediately adjoining roadways but also to architectural metals and other construction materials. Seasonal de-icing salt accumulations have been documented to affect areas up to … Read More
As of 2003, as much as 70% of the 3.9 million miles of roadway in the United States were unpaved. These unpaved roads are responsible for more than 10 million tons of particulate matter emissions each year. There are dangers to unwanted fugitive dust -these particles can become lodge in the respiratory area where they can cause severe irritation when inhaled. Smaller particles (particles that are 2.5 microns or smaller) can go even deeper into the human respiratory system and into the lungs where they can cause damage to the epithelial cells. These small particles may even be passed into the blood stream. Aside from health concerns for those living near or come into contact with unpaved roads, there are also impact to the surrounding environment and ecosystem. Water clarity can decline, which affects the wildlife and plant life that depend on the water source. Cypher Environmental’s Dust Stop products … Read More
Saturday, November 17th was The Purple Party, a fundraiser to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness. Not only was our team proud to support such a great cause, we had a great time too! Here are a few photos from the evening. For more photos, visit our Facebook page. Visit our Facebook page for more photos!
At Cypher Environmental, corporate social responsibility is one of our core objectives. Not only do we strive to create and distribute products that are friendly to the environment, we are also deeply committed to the issues of health, wellness and education in all the communities in which we operate. For a third consecutive year, Cypher Environmental is proud to support The Purple Party – in support of Pancreatic Cancer research and awareness, happening on November 17th, 2012. All proceeds from the event will go to Pancreatic Cancer Canada for research and awareness efforts. It is our hope that new and better ways to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer will be discovered through research and the quality of life for those living with this disease can be improved. Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada and every year, about 4000 Canadians will be diagnosed. Pancreatic cancer … Read More
Cypher Environmental was featured in Business Excellence Magazine on our sustainable solutions for dust control, soil stabilization, and water treatment. Read the article Cypher Business Excellence Feature – Mining.
Cypher Environmental received approval from the Panama Canal Authority on all the products within our product line including EarthZyme, Dust Stop and UltraZyme. Approval was granted after the results of the tests and experiences of the products were positive. See the approval letter PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY Translation.