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.

BUILT-IN PRESERVATION THAT’S STRONGER TO LAST LONGER

Midwest’s EnviroKleen® and EK35® innovations are proven blending performers.

Created in Midwest’s own laboratory, EnviroKleen and EK35 were the first synthetic organic dust-control products on the market. They stand as the only Boeing-laboratory approved products for this purpose. Unique in the industry, both products feature binder systems that capture fine particles and keep them locked into the surface, preventing dust from escaping. Both were formulated to be as gentle on the environment as they are tough on dust and unstable surfaces.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND SURFACE STABILIZATION

Midwest’s unique technology keeps gravel and fines bound together and in the surface. Ordinary topical applications are temporary, losing aggregate and releasing dust.

Results of four year study of 28 Alaskan gravel runways conducted by AKDOT and the University of Alaska Fairbanks

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WHY MIDWEST'S UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY

Greater strength and longevity make your Midwest gravel runway more like a paved surface.

Midwest’s unique technology strengthens runway surfaces and renders them better able to retain fines by preventing them from coming loose as dust or washing out of the surface. In addition, treatment with products containing Midwest’s technology last longer, increase a runway’s resistance to weather and require substantially less product to get the job done over time.

Checking out Manley’s new Runway


The science behind Midwest’s unique technology

THE RIGHT CHOICE CAN MAKE YOUR GRAVEL RUNWAY
PERFORM LIKE A PAVED SURFACE

The choice is between a Semi-Permanent solution vs. repeated temporary, less effective surface applications.

That choice is between Midwest science – in the form of a fluid synthesized to penetrate, coat and bond for longevity and surface strength PLUS a binding system – vs. ordinary fluid WITHOUT any binding.

That choice is between expert application based on the actual conditions of your soil characteristics, your aggregate quality, availability, your weather conditions and usage particulars your community needs and environmental concerns vs. a one-size-fits-all periodic repetition of simply reapplying a topical fluid and hoping for the best.

That choice is between the most advanced chemistry, customized engineering, and methodical installation practices designed to last long and stay strong vs. lost opportunity and lost investment.

Synthetic fluid technology
EnviroKleen and EK35 meet all synthetic fluid requirements as defined by the US EPA 40 CFR part 435.
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Effective penetration
The Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway System is designed to effectively penetrate the runway surface ensuring the binder stays locked in the soil near the surface for optimum performance.
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Versatile application
The Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway System was developed to be versatile enough to be applied easily even in the harshest, most remote environments.
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Engineered binder system
Through extensive research and development, the Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway System was specifically engineered with a unique binder system which ensures that the surface performs at a high level over time.
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Treated surfaces can be exposed to traffic immediately
Once installed, the Semi-Permanent Runway System is ready to be exposed to aircraft and/or vehicle traffic. No curing or down time is required.
Constantly active
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.

MADE FOR MORE APPLICATIONS AND MORE MATERIALS IN MORE CONDITIONS

The science behind a Midwest Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway centers around a proprietary polymeric binder and a resin binder made from renewable resources.

  • Superior for industrial, commercial and municipal applications
  • Quickly penetrates dust and remains actively effective on clay, sand, gravel, limestone and most native soils
  • Remains in stable binding mode, regardless of weather or traffic severity
  • Binder systems interlock to 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)
  • As particulates are generated, they are captured to prevent them from escaping
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Yes, it is possible now to see skid marks on a gravel runway just like a solid pavement surface.

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Learn how a Midwest synthetic binder can transform your gravel runway in our “Why a Binder” whitepaper. Click here to download pdf.

MIDWEST SEMI-PERMANENT DUST CONTROL IS THE GOLD STANDARD

Midwest science makes pavement-like strength and stability possible for your gravel runway.

A synthetic fluid and binder scientifically formulated by Midwest, specifically for the purpose of drastically improving gravel runway performance, delivers.

  • Superior strength and longevity
  • A lower cost of ownership
  • Freedom from cumbersome regulations
  • Better community service

For even more proof, get our “Synthetic Fluid for Real Results” whitepaper.

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