Why is our Name Cypher Environmental?

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Cypher: a secret way of writing; a code. It’s no secret that we’ve found a cost-effective way to control dust and stabilize soil, but that code is always changing to be more innovative. Cypher Environmental has been our name for over a decade, and our motivation behind the name has stayed the same.  The word “environmental” is in our name for a reason. Our commitment to the environment starts at our head office and extends across the globe with our distributors. All of our products are composed of natural and environmentally-friendly ingredients, but we’re also creating solutions to a lot of environmental problems that exist in the world today.  Here are five solutions to help save the environment at work:  Reduce water consumption by using Dust Stop to control dust Many mining companies operate 24/7 and only use water for dust control. Depending on the climate and the current temperature, … Read More

Road Stabilization in Manitoba – Curries Landing Update

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Curries Landing 2015 In 2015, Cypher Environmental took on a joint project with Brandon University to improve the engineering properties of clay soils using EarthZyme. The scope of the project also included an evaluation of three miles of roads treated with EarthZyme in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis — just outside Brandon, Manitoba. The idea for this project stemmed from the need for better construction techniques and stabilization of unpaved roads in Manitoba and across the country. The goal was to provide a low-cost, sustainable, and environmentally friendly solution by using affordable, clay-rich aggregates and non-toxic, organic catalysts. EarthZyme and Dust Stop were the solution. When used together, roads are compacted to a  high-density and are bonded with strong, semi-permanent clay-aggregate mixtures. This lead to durable roads that only require light maintenance, as compared to traditional high-maintenance unpaved roads. The success of this project was a breakthrough in techniques available … Read More

Decrease Your OPEX Using Dust Stop and EarthZyme

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Operating expenses add up quickly.  While Cypher Environmental’s products were made with the environment in mind, we know that cutting costs is an important part of running a business. That’s why our products are designed not only to help reduce environmental footprint but also help reduce operating costs for our industrial clients with heavily used roads, such as mine haul roads. EarthZyme works to stabilize your roads, while Dust Stop controls dust generated by the road and provides stabilization properties as a side effect. When you use one or both products you can reduce your expenses significantly.  Businesses are constantly being squeezed by increased expenses, so controlling your costs is of growing importance.  Here are a few examples of ways to decrease your operating costs by using our products! 1. Reduce your rolling resistance by operating on stabilized roads Harder roads with less deflection can mean getting from point A … Read More

With You Today, And Down The Road

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Cypher Environmental is continually working on progress because we know that’s what you need from us. We’re proud of our growth and successes, but we thought it was time to make our values, vision, and purpose clear to our staff and audience with fresh branding that represent our modern views. Our company is constantly evolving, changing and growing, so we would like to introduce our new logo:    Metric Marketing designed this logo to perfectly represent Cypher Environmental. Based on colour theory, green is generally associated with nature, while also symbolizing growth and harmony. Using green in Cypher Environmental’s colour palette helps communicate their promise to better the world by supplying “green” products worldwide. Green is also emotionally tied to the feeling of safety, which is a big concern when Cypher is choosing the environmentally friendly materials their products are made from.  The colour green is also associated with reliability … Read More

Building High-Performance Roads With Clay

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Clay is abundant in many parts of the world and causes roads to require a lot of costly maintenance. During inevitable rainfall, clay swells and loses its strength properties and contracts when it dries, which results in subgrade failures and other surface issues causing frequent and costly maintenance requirements. Cypher Environmental developed EarthZyme as a solution to solve this infrastructure issue. Roads treated with EarthZyme yield an increase in CBR (strength) and density, yet maintain a certain degree of self-healing properties, which makes it a viable long term stabilization solution.  Whether you are building a new road or maintaining an old one, treating your road with EarthZyme will reduce the swell potential of clay and increase the density and CBR of your road materials. Because of the added binding properties of the clay after treatment, you will also get less dust. EarthZyme doesn’t destroy the elasticity or the beneficial properties … Read More

Our Solution to Slippery Roads and Dust Control

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From recent field-testing, we know that Dust Stop treated roads are more robust and resistant to breakdown than roads treated with road salts. Yet, oil and salt products were the main dust control methods used all over our planet in 2019.  While we need products that control dust for safety issues, the problem with using hydrocarbon-based (oil) products and road salts (chlorides), is that they don’t mix with water — so rain becomes an issue.  After a rainfall, the oil blankets the top of the road and creates a slick, slippery surface. After the oil dries, it hardens. When you add water to that again you lose traction on the road.  Safety is a huge concern when applying a dust control product, but fixing a visibility issue and creating a slippery road doesn’t always work.  Dust Stop treated roads, compared with roads treated with road salts, were shown to be … Read More

Meet our Vice President of Research and Development

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Teaghan Wellman started at Cypher Environmental as a research specialist after earning her bachelors of Science, post baccalaureate in QA/QC, and Masters degree in Science. She quickly grew with Cypher and after a few years, landed the Director of Research and Development. Now, Teaghan has earned her role as Vice President of Research and Development.  “As Vice President of R&D, I find myself in all facets of the organization; from quality to product development,” says Wellman. “I spend significant time in the lab researching new and innovative ways to improve upon our product lines and develop new technologies to mitigate environmental contamination.” Wellman’s role at Cypher is helping her vision for the company come to life. She hopes to see Cypher Environmental expand in terms of out-reach and manufacturing capacity, but also see Cypher’s mentality and technologies continue to reach global populations.  She says the best thing about working at … Read More

Meet Our President, Todd Burns

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The Beginning Todd is a sociable guy with big plans for Cypher Environmental. With a background in business, Burns took over his father’s concept for an environmentally friendly clay stabilizer in 2010 and expanded on his vision.   It was a rough start with no repeat customers, little cash flow in the bank account, and no warehouse or property: just an idea and a business run out of a basement.  “I always saw there was a ton of potential,” says Burns. “I knew that if the company was managed a little differently, then it could really take off.”  Todd’s first step as the new owner was to take control of the manufacturing and come up with a better EarthZyme product. He refined the old EarthZyme to reduce the time, cost and energy inputs to manufacture it, while simultaneously improving the end result. Now the product has a 50% higher California Bearing … Read More

Our Commitment to the Environment

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Corporate Mandate We have a clear corporate mandate at Cypher Environmental: ensure all of our products are designed to solve environmental issues present in communities and industries worldwide.  To achieve that goal, our products must be manufactured using only environmentally friendly, non-toxic and sustainable inputs. We source the raw materials we utilize with as much local content as possible, and all finished goods that Cypher ships are in concentrated form. This reduces shipping costs, related fuel burn and GHG production accordingly.   Corporate Social Investment Strategy  Most companies refer to a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, but we like to see these donations and involvement in local charities as an investment in our community. While our products make a positive environmental impact, we also want to give back to the community through reinvestment of some of our proceeds into local charities and non-profits.  In the past, we have supported a variety of … Read More

A Great Day For Golf – Our 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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Close to 80 golfers came out to support the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre (WHRC) at Glendale Golf and Country Club for our third annual charity golf tournament a couple of weeks ago.  The day was a huge success and a lot of fun. Our hole sponsors pulled through — nobody is going to forget the sangria and sliders at the JOEY Restaurant hole, and the samples from Torque and Fionn MacCool’s. Everyone tested their golf skills at the Waverly Mitsubishi hole, but unfortunately, nobody got a hole in one and won the car, maybe next year!  We were all reminded why we were at the tournament when we had our photos taken with the Animal Ambassadors from the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. Ash is a Great Grey Owl. She came to the WHRC in the summer of 2018 as a fledgling after being found in a ditch. Her rescuers kept … Read More