Polymer modification of bitumen has been commonly performed since the 1980s in order to decrease bitumen (and pavement) susceptibility to high and low temperatures, allowing reduction in common failure mechanisms as rutting and cracking.

Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) is one of the specially designed and engineered bitumen grades that are used in making pavement, roads for heavy duty traffic and home roofing solutions to withstand extreme weather conditions. PMB is a normal bitumen with the added polymer, which gives it extra strength, high cohesiveness and resistance to fatigue, stripping and deformations, making it a favorable material for infrastructure.

By changing the characteristics of normal bitumen with the addition of a polymer, either they are of elastomeric nature or elastomeric, we succeed to obtain bitumen that allow the mixture to be more cohesive, with much more strength and significant higher resistance to parameters like fatigue and permanent deformations for road pavements.

Advantage of using polymer modified bitumen

  •     stronger road with increased marshall stability value and greater Rigidity.
  •     better resistant towards rainwater and water stagnation.
  •     no stripping and no potholes.
  •     Better resistance to permanent deformation
  •     reduction in pores in aggregate and hence less rutting and raveling.
  •     Much higher durability

Kiapetro can comply with any standard requirements in the country of use, including EN 14023-2012 as well as ASTM D5976-00 and the PG Grading System (e.g. PG 80-10, PG 74-10, PG 70-26, PG 70-28, etc.) or SUPERPAVE™.


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