Elvaloy RET Improving Pavement Performance
- January 01, 2016 -
The asphalt modifier, Dow™ Elvaloy® RET, creates a permanently improved bitumen-based binder that delivers long-lasting performance in well-engineered pavements.
Pavement design projects best suited to using Dow™ Elvaloy® RET typically involve broader temperature swings, heavier wheel loads, or more critical links in the transportation infrastructure. Wherever longer-lasting pavement, or greater smoothness and traction safety is needed (such as at intersections).
Using Elvaloy® RET results in a binder with better-engineered resilience, less stripping, less cracking, and often higher total value from extended service life and reduced or postponed need to disprupt traffic or create business hardships to fix premature pavement failures.
BY PAVEMENT TYPE
Smoother, Longer-Lasting Airport Runways
Expressways in Growing Economies
Reducing the Strain on Intersections
Resisting Damage from Fuels and Heavy Loadings
IMPROVING ASPHALT PROPERTIES BY GEOGRAPHY OR CLIMATE RANGE:
Around the world, engineers and contractors typically want to maximize asphalt properties to meet local conditions.
Testing Local Asphalt Properties
Reduced Rutting in Hot Climates
A Key Brasil Transportation Corridor
Reducing Cold Cracking
Challenging Canadian Winters
Managing Hot-Cold Range Extremes
Montana Maintenance Costs Reduced