Adding a liquid surfactant into the bitumen allows a temperature drop of the asphalt mix production and paving processes up to 40°C (70°F) in some circumstances, which turns into savings on the energy bill and lower GHG emissions.
The additive Cecabase®RT also brings better workability and easier compaction of the mix, for instance for the addition of higher rates of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) or Shingles (RAS).
Criteria to choose your adhesion promoter well
- Storage: direct use or several days before construction
- Aggregates: limestone, siliceous, …
- Addition technique: via a bag directly in the mix or addition in the bitumen via a pump
- Form: prills, pasty, liquid, …
At the service of the environment
Since 2004, we have been serving the pavement industry by manufacturing workability additives, with our Cecabase® RT. These patented surfactant additives provide all asphalt mix producers and road contractors with ready access to the most straight-forward and most effective technology to enhance the workability of the asphalt, while maintaining the mechanical properties of the asphalt mix.
The benefits brought by the use of Cecabase®RT
- Less fumes and heat
- Lesser smell and green-house gases
- Use of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and RAS
Longer hauling (up to 3 times)
Night and off-season work
20 to 30% energy savings
Increased plant capacity (up to 30%)
Faster compaction and opening to traffic
Cecabase®RT products are added directly to the bitumen, in a tank or in the line, just like adhesion agents. Thanks to the very low dosage required, the use of Cecabase®RT ranks among the least costly additive techniques.
With Cecabase®RT for warm asphalt mix, we have genuine experience in difficult techniques such as high modulus course “EME”, very thin surface course “BBTM”, asphalt mix with polymer-modified binder and with crumb rubber.
Environmental issues, a field of innovation
We relentlessly continue its innovation drive in warm mix asphalt, for example by offering even “greener” bitumen additives. Cecabase®RT Bio10 increases workability in the same way as other Cecabase®RT grades, while offering unrivalled environmental advantages.
Other additives: rapid setting emulsions, the strength of our Additif V100
The rheology Additif V100 improves stability during storage, and prevents spillage during application thanks to a higher viscosity brought to the emulsion. The Additif V100 is used in rapid setting emulsions at a low dosage (50 to 600 g /T) in aqueous phase or directly in the emulsion.
- Tack coat
- Surface dressing
- Emulsions with low binder content