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Road maintenance

In the autumn when black ice occurs, the functionality of the winter treatment is tested for the first time. De-icing can proactively increase safety on roads and passageways. The purpose of de-icing is to remove the slipperiness and other disadvantages caused by the ice that has already formed. By monitoring the weather conditions, changes in weather can be prepared well in advance. De-icing on frozen surfaces is significantly more demanding, and more de-icing agents must be applied.

Kemion’s widely used liquid and solids products offer road maintainers excellent solutions for both de-icing and the melting of formed ice. Environmentally friendly Eco-Melter product series can also be used in groundwater areas, due to their biodegradability.

Dust binding

On gravel roads, dry summer season, heavy rains, and winter frost cause damage. The maintenance of gravel roads affects the condition of the road surface and thereby the driving comfort of road users. One important form of maintenance for gravel roads is dust binding, which is done in the spring. With successful dust binding and road stabilisation, the formation of frost heaving can also be reduced. Kemion’s wide range of products includes excellent products for dust binding and the stabilisation of gravel roads. Environmentally friendly Eco-Binder products provide an excellent alternative to salt in areas where environmental impacts should be minimised.

Dust binding - We recommend following products

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Binder F
  • Eco-Binder G
  • Eco-Binder GF 

De-icing and ice melting – We recommend following products

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L
  • Eco-Melter LM
  • Eco-Melter LN 

Solid

  • Eco-Melter S

Salt-based solutions

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L
  • Eco-Melter LM
  • Eco-Melter LN

Solid

  • Eco-Melter S

Railways, tramways

Various problems occur on tramways and railways in winter, especially due to rapidly changing weather conditions. The accumulation of snow together with ice forming on the tracks, leading to slipping, are frequent problems. The Eco-Melter RAIL product series has been developed especially for the railway environment and other applications requiring very low material effects (e.g. windmills and special industrial applications). The Eco-Melter RAIL product series can be used to effectively prevent slipperiness and minimise the impacts of ice, snow, and other demanding conditions.

We recommend following products:

  • Eco-Melter RAIL
  • Eco-Melter S-RAIL 

Real estate maintenance

Kemion offers durable and safe solutions for summer and winter property maintenance.

De-icing and ice melting

Winter conditions create their own challenges for real estate maintenance. In winter, the stairs and passageways of properties can be treacherously slippery. A suitable de-icing agent enables safe and functional stairs and passageways throughout the winter season.

Dust binding

Parking areas and dusting in yards can be controlled easily and effectively with the help of dust binding. Street dust, which occurs especially in spring, can also be significantly combated with the help of Kemion’s solutions. The ecological Eco-Binder products can be used even during night frosts.

De-icing and ice melting -We recommend following products

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L

Solid:

  • Eco-Melter S

Dust binding – We recommend following products

Biodegradable products

Liquid: 

  • Eco-Binder G
  • Eco-Binder GF

Salt-based products

Liquid: 

  • C-Binder L

Industrial

De-icing and ice melting

A suitable de-icing agent enables safe and functional passageways throughout the winter season. Eco-Melter products are an excellent solution to all problems caused by ice, snow and freezing. When used in advance, they prevent the accumulation of snow and ice on structures and melt the ice formed rapidly and efficiently.

Dust binding

Dusting in industrial, yards and storage areas is at its worst during the dry periods of spring and summer. When the surface dries, dust easily rises into the air with traffic and wind, and in warm weather the water evaporates quickly, so the watering effect is short-lived.

Fine dust containing small particles, such as concrete dust, is a health hazard. In addition to health detriment, fine dust can also negatively affect the surrounding areas and cause operational harm to equipment and devices. Dust binding prevents the transfer of material with traffic to indoors.

Our dust-binding solutions are suitable both for managing troublesome fine dust and for general dust binding, e.g., on passageways. The power of Eco-Binder FS dust binding product is based on excellent wetting of surfaces and strong hygroscopicity, i.e., the ability of the product to bind moisture. Eco-Binder prevents moisture from evaporating and keeps the treated area dust-free.

Dust binding - We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid: 

  • Eco-Binder F
  • Eco-Binder G
  • Eco-Binder GF

De-icing and ice melting – We recommend following products:

  • Biodegradable products

    Liquid:

    • Eco-Melter L
    • Eco-Melter LM
  • Solid:

    • Eco-Melter S

Mines

De-icing and ice melting

On access roads in mining areas, de-icing plays an important role in ensuring the safe passage of heavy traffic. In addition, long transport lines and process equipment can easily stop due to freezing. With Kemion’s products, de-icing of passageways and the melting of frozen transport lines can be handled effortlessly. Biodegradable Eco-Melter products also do not accumulate in closed water cycles in mines.

Dust binding

Dust causes many challenges in mines and surrounding areas. Inhalation of dust can cause health problems. In addition, excessive dusting can cause functional damage to equipment and processes as well as aesthetic damage in the area.

Kemion’s environmentally friendly products are perfectly suited for dust binding in mines and nearby areas. Dust can be managed effectively with sustainable Eco-Binder solutions. The products can be used in groundwater areas, as they do not accumulate in nature or waterways. The dust-binding capability of Eco-Binder products is based either on binding moisture from the air to moisten the surface structure (hygroscopicity) or on modifying dusty fine matter into larger entities (flocculation). In both methods, the formation of dust in the air is reduced. Flocking can also reduce the solubility of harmful substances in the environment.

Suitable uses include, e.g.

  • mines
  • quarries
  • concentrators
  • roads

The Eco-Binder product series can also be used for dust binding in winter, and the products are easy to store all year around, as they can withstand temperatures going down to -50 degrees below zero when stored.

Dust binding - We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L
  • Eco-Melter RAIL

Solid:

  • Eco-Melter S

De-icing and ice melting – We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid: 

    • Eco-Binder F
    • Eco-Binder G 
    • Eco-Binder GF

Ports, ships, and ferries

De-icing and ice-melting

There is a lot of traffic in the ports, and it is important that the passageways remain in good and safe condition. Effective solutions are needed for the winter maintenance. Near waterways, it is also important to consider the environmental effects of the product used. Eco-Melter products are completely biodegradable, so they do not accumulate in nature or waterways and are safe to use.

De-icing is also an important part of maintenance. When conditions change quickly, ice can accumulate in critical places. Efficient Eco-Melter products react quickly with snow and ice and keep areas safe and usable.

Dust binding

Dust in port areas can be a significant safety hazard. In addition to road dust, dust sources are typically substances handled in the port. Kemion’s dust-binding agents offer effective solutions for managing various dusty materials. The corrosion effect of ecological Eco-Binder products is very low, and they are also safe to use near water bodies.

Dust binding - We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid: 

  • Eco-Binder F
  • Eco-Binder G
  • Eco-Binder GF

De-icing and ice melting – We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L
  • Eco-Melter LM

Solid:

  • Eco-Melter S

Sport fields and playgrounds

De-icing and ice melting

Kemion’s products enable the use of sports fields also in winter. With the help of effective products, the fields are ready for use all year round without the effect of ice and snow.

Eco-Melter products are an environmentally friendly, as they are biodegradable and do not accumulate in nature. The products are safe and easy to use.

Dust binding

For sand fields, playgrounds, and unpaved areas, it is often necessary to apply a dust-binding treatment to effectively control dusting. This can significantly improve the comfort and safety of playing and playing sports. With Kemion’s sustainable Eco-Binder products, it is possible to do the dust-binding treatment in such a way that sports and playing are safe and adverse effects caused by salting do not occur.

Dust binding - We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid: 

  • Eco-Binder G
  • Eco-Binder GF

De-icing and ice melting – We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L

Solid:

  • Eco-Melter S

Golf courses

Kemion’s environmentally friendly de-icing granule is used on dozens of golf courses around Finland.

Fluctuating weather conditions and a layer of ice forming on the grass are a yearly problem on many golf courses. In the winter maintenance of the golf course, it is important to find suitable substances and methods and to prepare in advance for rapidly changing weather conditions.

Effective ice removal methods are critical for golf courses, as ice causes significant damage to the greens. The lawn suffocates under the ice when oxygen cannot get there, and harmful gases cannot escape. When green is suffocated, it turns brown and requires additional sowing in the spring, which in turn incurs additional costs. Eco-Melter granules effectively penetrate through even a thick layer of ice and thus enable air circulation for lawn and ice can be removed effortlessly. Granules quickly biodegradable in the soil and when properly used, do not cause harm for the lawn.

From the perspective of the operation of golf courses, it is important that greens last through the winter and are in good condition when the golf season opens in the spring. The poor condition of the green may cause significant delays in opening the season, which can lead to considerable financial losses.

We recommend following products: 

Biodegradable products

Solid:

  • Eco-Melter S

Riding arenas

De-icing and ice melting

The purpose of winter maintenance is to keep the riding arenas in usable condition throughout the winter. In addition to laning and plowing, a suitable de-icing agent is an essential component.

Eco-Melter products enable efficient and environmentally friendly winter maintenance of riding arenas. Biodegradable products do not accumulate in the base material and thus harden it. The products are at least as effective as traditional salt solutions. With the help of a suitable de-icing product, the area can be kept melted throughout the winter season, and the usage period of the outdoor fields can be significantly extended. By using Eco-Melter products, the riding arenas are ready for use early in the spring.

 

Dust binding

Especially in summer, dust causes challenges for daily maintenance and ties up resources. Excessive dusting results in health, functional and aesthetic harm. We have developed various solutions for dust problems in riding arenas and stables. We mainly focus on biodegradable products, but our wide selection also includes more traditional and cost-effective options. Our products are completely safe to use within near people and animals and have no strong odour.

The effect of watering can be prolonged with Kemion’s dust binding agents. Moisture-binding products can be spread on the field after watering, which binds moisture to the base material and slows down its loss. Our dust-binding agents are also an excellent solution for competitions and events. With a high field utilisation rate and reduction of the need for watering, competitions and events can be run smoothly.

Dust binding - We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid: 

  • Eco-Binder F
  • Eco-Binder G 

Partially biodegradable products

Liquid: 

  • M-Binder Bio  

Salt-based products

Liquid: 

  • C-Binder L 

De-icing and ice melting – We recommend following products:

Biodegradable products

Liquid:

  • Eco-Melter L
  • Eco-Melter LM

Solid:

  • Eco-Melter S

Salt-based products

Liquid:

  • C-Melter L 

Agriculture

We offer environmentally sustainable solutions for agriculture. Machinery used in farming and industry is often exposed to corrosive environment. For example, silage-making equipment such as forage harvesters and bagging machines are heavily corroded by the combined impact of silage-related mechanical stress, acidic preservative agents, and water. This leads to the following problems that we intend to resolve:

  • Machinery exchange value is reduced
  • Service life is shortened
  • Maintenance costs increase
  • Increased bearing damage and breakdowns
  • Problems with electrical connections
  • Working safety deteriorates
  • Aesthetic disadvantages

We recommend following products:

Corrosion Stop

Corrosion Stop is an eco-friendly solution for washing and protecting steel equipment and devices. The product is suitable for daily washing of the equipment as well as for longer-term protective oil use. Corrosion Stop contains carefully selected safe additives suitable for the agricultural environment to provide the best protection for metal surfaces.

In addition to washing and corrosion protection, Corrosion Stop improves the work safety of feed production by reducing odor caused by acid residues. The product is also suitable for protecting other agricultural machines and equipment prone to corrosion (e.g., fertiliser spreaders, etc.).

The frost resistance of the product is about -20 °C.

Ice rinks, arenas, and refrigeration

The preparation of ice for ice rinks and arenas requires several professionals. In order to guarantee the quality of the ice, the technology and ice management methods must be carefully planned.

Environmental friendliness and energy consumption are increasingly being taken into account already during the ice rink constructions.

The Eco-Cooler cooling solution runs in the pipes under the ice, creates ice and maintains the ice at the appropriate temperature.

Eco-Cooler belongs to Kemion’s environmentally friendly special product range. Due to its excellent thermodynamical properties, the Eco-Cooler is an energy-efficient solution for cooling. The product is excellently suited as a cooling solution for ice rinks and large ice arenas, for instance.

Refrigeration and heat transfer - We recommend following products:

Eco-Cooler 

Eco-cooler is an environmentally friendly cold and heat transfer solution. Thanks to its low viscosity, the product’s heat transfer properties are excellent, especially at low operating temperatures. If product gets into the ground, the substance breaks down completely and is therefore safe to use in groundwater areas as well. Eco-Cooler is perfectly suited as a cooling fluid for ice rinks and arenas.

Corrosion protection - We recommend following products:

Koresto

Koresto is an environmentally and safe corrosion inhibitor additive for aqueous solutions. Areas of application include, for example, heat transfer fluids, cooling solutions, and metal-working solutions.