LUCOWAX® - THE ADDITIVE FOR THE
MODIFICATION OF BITUMEN OR ASPHALT
Today, asphalt mixes have to meet high demands, regardless of climatic and traffic-related aspects. Economic solutions are expected to offer increased resistance to deformation, material fatigue and the formation of cracks and scoring, while at the same time improving the workability of the materials.
Often, energy-intensive, high temperatures are used, with negative effects on other parameters such as polymer additive degradation, bitumen oxidation or the increased risk of cracking. Consequently, compromises must be made in order to meet these changed requirements. One solution is the addition of LUCOWAX® to polymer modified bitumen (PmB) with the effect of reducing viscosity and improving processability. The addition of this material allows a lower production and installation temperature to be used, which in turn increases cost-effectiveness and reduces environmental impact.