Benefits of Emulsions

From new construction, through pavement preservation, to asphalt recycling and reclamation, asphalt emulsions are critical to maximizing pavement life for the lowest life cycle cost.

  • Lower Costs

    • Save up to ten times the cost with emulsion-based preservation and recycling treatments

    • Optimize the life cycle cost of pavement through extending pavement life in the most cost-effective way possible

  • Customized Performance

    • Enhance pavement’s physical properties with modifiers that deliver increased flexibility, strength, rejuvenate aged pavement, improve moisture resistance, adhesion, cohesion, durability, or chip retention

    • Improve compatibility with available materials and conditions, with emulsions engineered for specific, wet, or dusty aggregates, and especially hot or cold climates

    • Versatility in construction – emulsion mixtures can be made at a central plant or on-site. They can be mixed during construction, trucked to the job-site, or stockpiled for later use.

    • Optimize for the job – emulsions can be modified to optimize storage, curing, mixing, traffic return, and strength.

  • Increased Safety

    • Cooler temperatures and non-flammable materials improve worker safety

    • Faster construction times minimize worker exposure and consumer delays

  • Environmental Benefits

    • Reduce or eliminate petroleum solvents, hydrocarbon emissions

    • Reduce excessive heating, greenhouse gas emissions, and fumes – (ideal for non-attainment areas)

    • Maximize re-use of existing materials

    • Minimize unnecessary trucking, hauling, and transport through in-situ processes

Asphalt Emulsion Illustration: Water + Emulsifying Agent + Asphalt

What is an Asphalt Emulsion?

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After more than 100 years of performance testing and expert engineering, asphalt emulsions have become the most environmentally sound, energy efficient, and cost-effective products used in the pavement maintenance and construction industry.

An asphalt emulsion is a chemically engineered formula designed to achieve specific performance benefits. These emulsions make asphalt cement usable without excessive heating or petroleum dilution and are commonly comprised of three elements: asphalt , water , and an emulsifying agent (also known as a surfactant).

How is an Emulsion Made?

Designed for Precision & Performance

Wondering about those complex names?

Emulsions are identified by specific letters and numbers relating to performance and behavior.

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