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The classic – Asphalt Modification with Lucobit® 1210A

The reliability of our roads is largely determined by the climatic conditions and the increasing number of automobile traffic. With the exponential increase in the number of road users, especially heavy goods vehicles with high axle loads, roads and bridges are exposed to significant stress, which often manifests itself in the form of ruts and cracks. In order to counteract this negative traffic development, extensive measures would have to be taken.

By adding Lucobit® 1210A, the mechanical properties of asphalt concrete, stone mastic and mastic asphalt are significantly improved.

Lucobit® 1210A can be added both into the binder by pre-mixing with bitumen (PmB) and directly into the asphalt production mixer (PmA).

Lucobit® 1210A: Scientifically proven top performance for long-lasting road infrastructure

Lucobit® 1210A is a thermoplastic granulate that consists of a mixture of high-quality polyethylene copolymers and special bitumen (ECB). The bitumen is finely dispersed in a continuous polymer matrix.

Lucobit® 1210A is a material that was developed by BASF SE in the 1950s. Its outstanding properties have been repeatedly confirmed by scientific studies by independent testing institutes. In a direct comparison with conventional asphalts, the addition of Lucobit® 1210A shows clear advantages over standard asphalt, particularly in terms of track formation and resistance to climatic influences such as heat and cold.

The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) has successfully completed a research project with polymer-modified sections of the BAB 7, in which the functionality and sustainability of Lucobit® 1210A was confirmed under real conditions and longer periods of load.

Depending on the specific application, the amount added is usually up to 5% of the binder. When added to the asphalt mixer, only a moderate extension of the mixing time is necessary, as the polymer in Lucobit® 1210 is already broken down by bitumen.

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Lucobit® 1210A is used in a variety of asphalt applications

  • Heavy-duty roads
    By modifying asphalt mixtures with Lucobit® 1210A, resilient road surfaces can be created that can withstand heavy traffic loads.
  • Airfield fortifications
    Lucobit® 1210A improves the deformation resistance of the asphalt, which offers decisive advantages, especially on areas with heavy point loads, such as airports.
  • Parking lots and industrial areas
    Lucobit® 1210A helps extend the service life of heavily frequented parking areas and industrial areas and delays the formation of ruts and chatter marks at bus stops.

Features and benefits of Lucobit® 1210A

  • Black plastic granules
  • Addition to the binder or direct dosing in asphalt mixing plants
  • High temperature resistance
  • Increased elasticity
  • Improved adhesion
  • Long-term stability

Reference projects with Lucobit® 1210A in Germany

Munich – Ungerer Strasse, 1969

Hamburg – motorway bridge, 1969

Hamburg – Osdorfer Landstrasse, 1969

Ohlstadt – Feeder Street, 1971

Hofolding – Highway test track, 1971

Nuremberg – Katzwanger Strasse, 1972

Frankfurt am Main – Omega Bridge, 1973

Osnabrück – “Hellern” roundabout, 2005

Cologne – Aachener Straße, 2005

Düsseldorf – Kennedydamm, 2007

Düsseldorf – Mecumstrasse, 2007

Reference projects with Lucobit® 1210A worldwide

With its exceptional versatility and excellent performance, Lucobit® 1210A has established itself as a cornerstone in a variety of demanding applications. Below we present a selection of outstanding reference projects that illustrate how Lucobit® 1210A has made a significant contribution to realizing innovative solutions in various industrial sectors. These projects impressively demonstrate the impressive performance and wide range of applications enabled by Lucobit® 1210A.


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