Soilworks engineers used recent advances in simulation, chemistry, processing techniques and analytical instrumentation to create Soiltac, a revolutionary polymer product that serves to control dust, erosion and stabilize soil.

How It Works

The Problem of Untreated Dust

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Untreated soil is prone to generate dust and loss of fines due to erosion and vehicular traffic.
Without an effective dust control agent, untreated soil creates adverse mechanical, environmental and health challenges.
The process of applying Soiltac for vehicle traffic surfaces begins with the preparation of the site.
Preparation may include grading for drainage and compacting for density.
Proper site preparation ensures the best possible performance and longevity of the Soiltac treated soil.
Site preparation is optional, yet optimal for non-traffic areas.
The soil is now ready for the topical application of Soiltac copolymer,
which begins by diluting the concentrate with water.
The dilution is hydraulically sprayed over the surface of the soil with any equipment capable of spraying water.
As the Soiltac penetrates, the white fluid begins to disappear resulting in a surface that appears darker or wet.
As it penetrates into the soil,
Soiltac begins to dry and cure resulting in a durable surface crust of flexible solid mass.
The Soiltac treated soil (darker center square) is now complete and has fully penetrated and cured.
Unlike the untreated soil (lighter outer perimeter), the Soiltac prevents dust and loss of fines due to erosion and vehicular traffic.
The Soiltac topical application provides long-term effectiveness;
keeping soil, aggregate and particulates where they belong; on the ground.
Soiltac’s advanced nanotechnology works on a micron level.
As its long-chain molecules coalesce, Soiltac creates a clear three dimensional cap or surface crust by linking and cross-linking particles together.
For traffic areas, the treated area is ready for use and can now withstand additional loads.
Further treatments with Soiltac will continue to increase the area’s strength, creating a cumulative effect.

The Problem

Site Prep







The Science


Dial in the Performance You Need

When Soiltac is applied to the soil, the copolymer molecules coalesce and form bonds between the soil or aggregate particles. Long molecular structures link and cross-link together forming a flexible solid-mass that is durable and water resistant. The most durable soil stabilizer of Soilworks’ product lines, Soiltac can be customized to achieve the results you need. Modest application rates are useful for dust suppression and erosion control by creating a three-dimensional cap or surface crust. Heavier application rates can generate qualities similar to cement, useful for soil solidification and stabilization found in road building. By adjusting the application rate, Soiltac can remain effective from weeks to several years.


Why Soiltac is Different

The key advantage of Soiltac originates with its long, nanoparticle molecular structure. This structure links and cross-links together, allowing stronger bonds to be obtained. After Soiltac is applied and the water disperses from the soil or aggregate, a durable and water-resistant matrix of flexible solid-mass is created. Once cured, Soiltac becomes completely transparent, leaving the natural landscape to appear untouched.

Key Advantages & Features of Soiltac

There are many things that set our products apart. But what matters is how our products work for you. Here’s a look at the key benefits and features of Soiltac.

Dries Transparent / Clear

Non-Corrosive & Safe for All Equipment

Non-Hazardous & Non-Toxic

Dyes & Pigments can be Added for Color

Simple & Easy to Apply

Water Resistant

Non-Flammable & Non-Volatile

Dries Odorless

Non-Slippery & Safe to Drive on Once Penetrated

Non-Leaching (Will not continue to seep into soil or ground water)

Dries Flexible / Elastomeric (Not Brittle)

Alkaline Soil Resistant (Resists breakdown in alkaline soils)

Non-Dissipating (Will not wash away with water once cured)

Human, Animal, Marine Life & Vegetation Safe


Cumulative Effect with Maintenance

Non-Regulated for Transportation (Land/Sea/Air)

Ultraviolet Ray Resistant

Non-Tracking & Non-Transferable Once Cured

Self-Mixes with Water for Diluting (Prior to applying to soil)

Ecologically & Environmentally Safe

PM10 & PM2.5 Compliant (Stops dust particles of 2.5+ microns in size)

Scientifically Formulated


Powdered Soiltac®

Simple and easy to apply (as a dry powder or through liquid dispersion) Powdered Soiltac is the only patented dry polymer soil stabilizer on the market.

The patented, powdered product is biodegradable and can solidify roads and other surfaces without harming the earth. It can be distributed as a powder, followed by adding water to the application area or it can be pre-diluted with water before application.

The 100 percent engineered formula contains no unnecessary ingredients, no byproducts and no recycled content. Each batch is consistent with previously produced batches, meaning the performance of the product is repeatable every time it’s applied.

The powdered version of Soiltac can be used as both a dust control agent and a soil stabilizer. It acts as a dust control agent, creating a dust-free surface crust when applied to the surface. Alternately, it can be mixed into the soil to solidify and stabilize the ground.

Powdered Soiltac is the highest (100%) solids soil stabilizer and dust control agent on the market.

Effective Dust Control
Powdered Soiltac is an efficient way to control dust and prevent erosion as well as enable effective soil stabilization, depending on the application method. With no added water, Powdered Soiltac offers a smaller logistical footprint while also offering the economy of being lighter to transport.

Because it is not an emulsion or dispersion, Powdered Soiltac has an unlimited shelf life – the longest on the market.

Key Advantages & Features of Powdered Soiltac®

In addition to the same key advantages and features of the liquid version of Soiltac, Powdered Soiltac offers these for consideration.

55 lb/25kg Bags Make it Easy to Move

Lab Tested Formula

Use Where Ground Moisture Isn't Ideal For Pre-Mixed Product

Treat Broader Range of Soil When OMC Cannot be Achieved

Precipitation/Rain Can be Used to Activate

Can be Stored in Freezing Conditions

Unlimited Shelf Life

Mix As Needed

Dispersible Powder Easily Mixes with Water

Only Patented Powdered Product on Market

Shipping & Logistics for Pure Product

Soiltac® in Action

Environmentally Friendly

This innovative product is completely eco-safe, biodegradable, water resistant, ultraviolet ray resistant, non-flammable and is safe for humans, animals, vegetation and marine life. In short, it’s environmentally safe to use.

GSA (1)

Looking for more specifics about Soiltac?

Here’s the physical data you need to know as well as additional documents, including a Safety Data Sheet [GHS (Rev. 3) (2009)], on Soiltac. Learn More

Soiltac Safety Data Sheet


Soiltac Safety Data Sheet (Spanish)




Looking for more specifics about Powdered Soiltac?

Here’s the physical data you need to know as well as additional documents, including a Safety Data Sheet [GHS (Rev. 3) (2009)], on Powdered Soiltac. Learn More



Powdered Soiltac Safety Data Sheet - English


Department of Defense Creating Landing Zones with Soiltac®

ITX 3-18: LZ Construction

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 construct a helicopter landing zone during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-18. ITX is a large-scale, combined-arms training exercise intended to produce combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine air-ground task force. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Paige Stade)


Soilworks UAE Military Road Stabilization - Soiltac® Mix-In

Soilworks® provides engineered solutions to the broad needs of the dust control and soil stabilization industry. Whether your market is commercial, industrial, military or residential, we have the innovative tools, unmatched technical support, and environmentally-friendly technologies to fulfill your specific requirements. Soilworks® performance-driven portfolio of industry-leading products include Soiltac®, Powdered Soiltac®, Gorilla-Snot® and Durasoil®. Our international sales network, global distribution centers, and integrated customer service provide an ideal platform to satisfy your needs. Get to know us better at or call 1-800-545-5420.


Related Reference Documents

To view all of the Soiltac related documents click here.

ERDC - Corrosion and Performance of Dust Palliatives: Laboratory and Field Studies


Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation

TRI Environmental Rainfall Erosion Testing of APS Series 700 Siltstop and Soilworks Soiltac using Site Specific Soil


Golder Associates, Inc.

Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery Next Generation Backfill Technologies Comparison Experiment


Headquarters, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Comparison Between Results on Midwest and Soilworks Polymers


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The Bulletin - Manteca, CA

Tensile Strength-Retained Coagulum & Ash Content for Soiltac


PRI Construction Materials Technologies, LLC

Oregon DOT Qualified Product List


Oregon DOT Construction Section

Maricopa County Soilworks Renewal Contract for Dust Palliative Stabilizer


Maricopa County Office of Procurement Services