A synthetic polymer formulated for fine dust and erosion control

AquaTarp is spray-on, solvent-free water and surfactant-based emulsion of latex polymer.

It is specifically designed for easy application onto roads and exposed materials experiencing dust and/or erosion issues.

Once it has been sprayed on, AquaTarp produces a crusting effect that creates a surface seal which exhibits extremely good wind and water erosion resistance whilst also preventing dust particles from being emitted into the atmosphere as well as sediment run-off with less wet-weather delays due to faster surface drying times.

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Product Overview

​AquaTarp is a surfactant (also known as a wetting agent) and has been formulated to reduce the surface tension of water when used for dust suppression.

Ratio feeding surfactants to water sprays in dust suppression systems for material processing and transfer points softens the water by enhancing the attraction of treated water molecules to the dust particles and increases the water droplets’ performance. Dust particles are therefore less susceptible to becoming and remaining airborne. The presence of acrylic matter in the product binds exposed materials and dust together to prevent particles from becoming airborne.


  • Haul roads

  • LV/MV roads

  • Civil works

  • Laydown / yards

  • Processing and material handling

  • Erosion control

  • Veneering

  • Water management

Key benefit

  • Operational dust reductions

  • Reduced sediment run-off and surface erosion

  • Substantial water savings

  • Safer operations due to improved visibility

  • Operational cost savings and efficiencies

  • Reduction in water cart operating hours

  • Improved wet-weather trafficability and fewer washouts

  • Lower surface maintenance costs

  • Safer haulage conditions

How to apply AquaTarp

AquaTarp is an extremely versatile product that is easy to handle and apply without any specialised equipment required. In order to suppress dust on roads and other surfaces, AquaTarp can be applied via a series of light dilutions using a water cart.

Once applied, the need for reapplication is minimal. Mines which typically rely on continuously spraying untreated water on haul road networks in order to control dust will dramatically reduce water usage and water cart hours by switching to AquaTarp.

AquaTarp is conveniently delivered in a concentrated liquid form ready to use. It is typically diluted in a water cart at a concentration of 2.5% up to 20% depending on the specific requirement.

Dust-A-Side packages

We’re flexible with how we deliver our services and products. Choose the right delivery package that best fits your scope of work and how your site operates. 

Full Service

In addition to having a full time project supervisor on site, Dust-A-Side can also supply clients with required assets and personnel such as trucks, water carts, graders, suppression equipment and operators. Telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting are available with a Full Service package.

Managed Service

A full time project supervisor from Dust-A-Side will attend site to oversee the delivery and implementation of all dust control solutions, utilising the clients existing assets (e.g. water carts). The project supervisor will provide further support through telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting in order to help clients achieve the most efficient and cost effective outcomes possible

Remote Supervision

One of our project supervisors can visit your site at agreed upon times in order to provide telemetry, consulting and reporting. We’ll evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions and products we’ve provided and make recommendations to improve efficiency.

Supply Only

Binder products can be supplied in bulk or via intermediate bulk containers. Dust-A-Side will advise clients on how much of the product to apply and how often. Clients then apply the products using their own equipment.


Dust control equipment such as fog cannons can be rented as required and clients can manage the operation of the equipment.

Product range

We are proud to present an array of practical and innovative solutions.

Backed by Experience

With decades of research and refinement to rely on, Dust-A-Side Australia has everything it takes to provide quantifiable results on every level.

Innovative Formulations

Our binder products include bitumen and polymer based emulsions, as well as organic binders, surfactant technologies and a range of blended products.

Committed to Sustainability

Our goal is to achieve Zero Harm and enhance environmental sustainability. Dust-A-Side binders are biodegradable and help to lower water consumption.

Continued Support

Our technical team will always be on hand to help ensure the success of your dust control strategy.

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