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Warm Mix Asphalt: Extends Paving Season, Reduces Fuel Consumption

Warm mix asphalt, a green technology, allows for the production and placement of asphalt mix at warm temperatures 50° - 70°F lower than hot mix asphalt. Such drastic reductions have the obvious benefits of cutting fuel consumption and decreasing the production of greenhouse gases. In addition, engineering benefits include better compaction on the road, the ability to haul paving mix for longer distances, and extending the paving season by being able to pave at lower temperatures.

Benefits of Warm Mix Asphalt

Transportation Agencies
•   Reduced Emissions
•   More Consistent Densities
•   Faster Opening of Roads to Traffic
•   Cold Weather and Night Paving
•   Smoother Roads Paving over Crack Seal
•   Reduction in Premature Binder Aging

Asphalt Manufacturers / Paving Companies
•   Energy Savings
•   Increased Use of RAP
•   Compaction Aid for Stiff Mixes
•   Extended Season/Cold Weather Paving
•   Longer Workability and Hauls
•   Lower Emissions
•   Pave Over Crack Sealing
•   Consistent Density Across the Mat

 

Want to learn even more? Click below to watch an Introduction to Warm Mix Asphalt.