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Fairmount Santrol Branches Out


Fairmount Santrol announced the commercialization of Accel dust-preventing polymeric sand. The company introduced the new paver jointing sand at the Hardscape North America trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in October.

Accel polymeric sand, with Prevent technology, reduces on-site dust and haze up to 90 percent compared with traditional polymeric sand. This latest Fairmount Santrol innovation enhances air quality with an engineered, environmentally cleaner formula for worker safety in the building products industry. Additionally, the product’s uniform gradation enables a quicker, even filling of joints.

“Our R&D team’s goal was to develop a product that would improve working conditions for the building industry and increase project value,” said Mike Lenahan, vice president of sales for Fairmount Santrol’s Industrial and Recreation business segment. “We are very excited to offer this innovative product to the market.”

The exclusive polymer formula ensures a durable bond for strong and flexible joints while preventing stress cracking even in extreme hot and cold weather conditions. Contractors and subcontractors, following initial product applications, confirmed Accel’s characteristics that nearly eliminate dust and haze while advancing their finished projects.