Aggregate Industries has launched ‘Superlow’ a low temperature asphalt enabling quicker, more environmentally friendly project completion.
This range of asphalt is mixed at 20°C-40°C lower than hot mix asphalt as it requires less energy to manufacture than conventional asphalt, ensuring lower carbon footprint.
Specially formulated for use on highways and road infrastructure schemes, the launch of this product comes just a month after the UK became the first ever country to legally commit to cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050.
Superlow reaches trafficking temperatures quicker than conventional hot asphalt enabling earlier reopening of carriageways to the travelling public, resulting in less road occupation, less traffic disruption and reduced build cost.
It remains compactable for longer at lower temperatures allowing more time for full compaction for enhanced durability.
It’s also longer lasting, as lower asphalt temperatures during production reduces binder ageing and enhances in service life expectancy.
Jo Wilkins, Head of Business Development for Asphalt and Ready Mix Concrete at Aggregate Industries, said: “With contractors and clients under increasing pressure to meet the Government’s ambitious sustainability targets, often the first step will be specifying more environmentally-friendly construction materials.
“That’s why we've developed Superlow, a new range of low temperature asphalts which have a lower carbon footprint than traditional asphalt.”
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