Aggregate Industries launch Superlow asphalt
Company launches new range of more environmentally friendly low-temperature asphalts
AGGREGATE Industries have launched Superlow, a new range of low-temperature asphalts that allow quicker, more environmentally friendly project completion.
Specially formulated for use on highways and road infrastructure schemes, Superlow is mixed at temperatures 20–40 degrees C lower than conventional hot-mix asphalt, thus ensuring a reduced carbon footprint.
Superlow also remains compactable for longer at lower temperatures, which allows more time for full compaction and, as a result, enhanced durability. It is also longer lasting, as lower asphalt temperatures during production reduce binder ageing and enhance in-service life expectancy.
Moreover, Superlow reaches trafficking temperatures quicker than conventional hot asphalt, resulting in less road occupation, less traffic disruption and earlier reopening of carriageways to the travelling public.
Low-temperature asphalt is also safer than conventional solutions as it reduces nuisance fuming and lessens the risk of burns from material handling.
Jo Wilkins, head of business development for asphalt and ready-mixed 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. As with all our products, our in-house team of technical experts will work with customers to enable quicker and more cost-effective project completion.’