By Will Soutter
Arkema, along with its subsidiary CECA, will participate in the 5th Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress that will be held from 13 to 15 June, 2012 in Istanbul.
Arkema will showcase its functional polyolefin range that can serve as modifiers in bitumen binders. CECA will display its comprehensive additives portfolio for the road industry.
The European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) and the European Asphalt Producers Association (Eurobitume) host this event every four years.
Arkema’s line of functional polyolefins such as Lotryl, Evatane, and Lotader will be showcased at Arkema-CECA booth for its visitors. These polyolefins can be used as modifiers in bitumen binders for enhancing its mechanical properties such as resilience elastic recovery, softening temperature, and penetrability. CECA has long-term recognition for its expertise and technical support in road construction technologies and will demonstrate a series of specialty surfactants effective as emulsifiers, process aids and adhesion promoters. The bitumen-aggregate bond, which is resistant to extreme temperatures, results from this unique series. It is effective for constructing new roads or can be used for renovating existing ones.
The 2012 focuses on sustainable development and warm mix techniques in specific. CECA / Arkema Research & Development Center’s Juan Gonzalez will speak on the topic "Environmental aspects of warm mix asphalts produced with chemical additives" on 14 June. This joint paper is the effort of Pankas, CECA’s Danish partner and will comprise measurements of energy and emission reductions as well as lifecycle assessment.
During 2012 congress, CECA will offer a free estimate relating to the potential reduction in the energy bill for asphalt manufacturers’ mixing plant while using the CECABASE RT warm mix asphalt additive.