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Euclid Chemical lands patent for low-dust fine aggregate

A new patent covers dust-limiting aggregate in the E3 epoxy grout series from Cleveland-based Euclid Chemical Co. Researchers developed the DL Technology to support worker safety by reducing the amount of handling and mixing dust in re-grouting routines typical of manufacturing or process equipment movement.

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Aggregate with the DL Technology curtails dust as Euclid Chemical demonstrates in a comparison of conventional and E3 series epoxy grout handling. The DL-bearing E3 grouts suit machine base, rail and other industrial settings where operators are increasingly keen on dust minimization.

Dust reduction has become more urgent in grout, mortar or concrete production and placement since the 2017-2018 implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s revised standard for respirable crystalline silica exposure in construction and general industry workplaces. In addition to the DL’s low-dust performance, Euclid cites other E3 series contractor-friendly features: easy installation, flowability, soap and water cleanup, plus work area staging without the need for assembling dust-free clean rooms.

The line spans E3-Flowable, a high-strength formulation for large base plates and narrow configurations warranting flowability; E3-Deep Pour, formulated for placements up to 18 in., especially machine or equipment bases; E3-Xtreme, a three-component, high-flow formulation with high compressive strength, low compressive creep, and broad effective bearing area characteristics; and, E3-HCR, developed for aggressive chemical environments prone to concentrated acid, alkali, corrosive agent or solvent exposure. www.euclidchemical.com