Semi-Permanent

GRAVEL RUNWAY

Extend your gravel runway surface life between 7 to 20 years.

The first and only Semi-Permanent gravel runway from the leading innovators in soil stabilization and dust control.

EK35® AND ENVIROKLEEN®: ADVANCED PRODUCTS FOR A
PAVED-LIKE SURFACE

Two products formulated to create Semi-Permanent Gravel Runways with the performance characteristics of permanent pavement.

Midwest has created a dynamic duo that can turn your gravel runway into a Semi-Permanent surface that lasts longer, withstands traffic and weather conditions, and helps protect your environmental surroundings.

 

EK35

EK35: TOUGH ON DUST, EASY ON THE ENVIRONMENT

One of two Semi-Permanent Runway innovations from Midwest.

Two products, created in our laboratory in tandem to serve any application, protect against any conditions, and perform better than ordinary methods (from water to ordinary topical applications) in order to provide you with lasting strength and environmental safety.

EnviroKleen has been formulated with a polymeric binder, while EK35 has been synthesized with a pitch/rosin binder. Together, they offer engineers an alternative based on your particular runway needs.

Made to cover any applications in any condition, the two offer local communities a choice.

Binding chemistry shows the science behind Semi-Permanent performance.

EnviroKleen has been formulated with a polymeric binder, while EK35 has been synthesized with a pitch/rosin binder. They both provide lasting strength and environmental safety, with the main benefit to transform an ordinary gravel runway into a Semi-Permanent gravel runway that acts like a paved surface.

Unique in the industry, EK35 features a system of naturally-occurring pitch/rosin binders to interlock and durably bind surface aggregate and fines together through both a cohesive mechanism (the internal strength of an adhesive) and an adhesive mechanism (the bonding of an adhesive to a substrate).

Dust is more than a nuisance. It’s a major health issue.

Get a pavement-like surface and superior dust control with EK35.

As fines are generated, they are captured and prevented from escaping as dust.

EK35 stands as the superior choice for industrial, construction and municipal applications. It quickly penetrates dust and remains actively effective on clay, sand, limestone and most native soils, regardless of the weather or how severe the traffic. EK35 provides longer-lasting performance and retains its performance with fewer applications compared to other dust-control and surface-stabilization methods.

 

Untreated Runway: Why all Gravel Runways Should Use EK35

 

 

 

Beech 100 braking on EK35 runway

 

 

 

Cessna 172 landing on runway – 4 years after application

 

 

EK35 Advanced Benefits

Requires fewer applications than ordinary methods

Due to EK35’s unique technology, several governing agencies allow EK35 to be applied to runways using 33% less product compared to other dust control products that do not contain the same technology.

Creates pavement-like strength; enhanced by traffic

The result of Midwest's Semi-Permanent Runway System is a pavement like surface that resists deformation and provides the required strength to land even the most demanding aircrafts.

Can be reworked without reapplication

Midwest's unique technology remains constantly active after installation, allowing the surface to be reworked and remain effective without requiring additional product to be applied.

Performs well at extreme temperatures 

EK35 can be applied at temperatures below 40oF without adverse effects on performance and can be stored at temperatures below -50oF as EK35 will not freeze. This makes EK35 the ideal solution for cold regions.

Works with all types of soils and aggregates

Although Midwest recommends an optimum aggregate gradation for the best performance, EK35 can be applied effectively to all soil types. Midwest offers site specific laboratory testing to determine the correct product and application rate that will yield the best results for your specific soil.

Superior dust control

EK35 was proven through third-party field testing to effectively control dust emissions by over 80% even after 4 years without a reapplication. In the laboratory third-party testing, EK35 reduced dust emissions by over 96% when compared to untreated samples.

Read more about how EK35 can give you a semi-permanent runway that performs like a paved runway.

ENVIROKLEEN

ENVIROKLEEN: ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL DUST-
CONTROL SYSTEM

Another Semi-Permanent Runway Innovation from Midwest.

Before Midwest invented EnviroKleen and EK35, communities with gravel runways were stuck with inferior ways to keep runways from breaking apart and to reduce the proliferation of dust. None work well. Water is obviously an extremely temporary method and ordinary topical applications are ultimately ineffective and require frequent re-application.

Midwest specifically formulated two products, both patented and both created in our laboratory, to solve real problems with real gravel runways.

Made to cover any applications in any condition, the two offer local communities a choice.

Unique in the industry, EnviroKleen features a system of synthetic fluid plus polymeric binder (polymers to protect structural integrity) to interlock and durably bind surface aggregate and fines together through both a cohesive mechanism (the internal strength of an adhesive) and an adhesive mechanism (the bonding of an adhesive to a substrate).

Ordinary treatments do not work or last.

Transform a gravel runway with EnviroKleen.

Fines are locked into the surface, preventing fugitive dust from escaping.

EnviroKleen is cost effective for controlling PM10 and PM2.5 from open fugitive dust sources, and unlike other available products will not track onto public roadways or stick to vehicles. EnviroKleen provides longer-lasting performance and requires fewer applications than any other dust-control and surface-stabilization methods — regardless of season.

 

Gravel runway treated with EnviroKleen

 

 

ENVIROKLEEN Advanced Benefits

Colorless and odorless

EnviroKleen is a clear, odorless synthetic fluid enhanced with polymeric binders. EnviroKleen is not dilutable and is applied to the surface neat.

Creates pavement-like strength; enhanced by traffic

The result of Midwest's Semi-Permanent Runway System is a pavement like surface that resists deformation and provides the required strength to land even the most demanding aircrafts.

Can be reworked without reapplication

Midwest's unique technology remains constantly active after installation, allowing the surface to be reworked and remain effective without requiring additional product to be applied.

Performs well at extreme temperatures 

EnviroKleen can be applied at temperatures below 40ºF without adverse effects on performance and can be stored at temperatures below -50ºF as EnviroKleen will not freeze. This makes EnviroKleen the ideal solution for cold regions.

Works with all types of soils and aggregates

Although Midwest recommends an optimum aggregate gradation for the best performance, EnviroKleen can be applied effectively to all soil types. Midwest offers site specific laboratory testing to determine the correct product and application rate that will yield the best results for your specific soil.

Independently tested and verified

Independent testing has been performed and the results verify EnviroKleen performs as stated and is safe for people and the environment.

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