We develop innovative chemical technologies and systems for the asphalt paving industry in our world-class American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) accredited laboratory in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and our Rhône-Alpes Research Center (CRRA) in Lyon, France.
Our complete portfolio of products provides proven, effective solutions to meet today’s infrastructure challenges with a focus on the following key product areas:
- Warm mix asphalt additives
- Adhesion promoters/liquid anti-strip additives
- Asphalt/bitumen emulsifiers
- Preventive pavement maintenance and pavement preservation technologies – bonded pavements, micro surfacing, and chip seal
- Asphalt recycling technologies – hot and cold pavement recycling solutions
- Asphalt binder technologies – strain-tolerant pavement layers and reflective crack relief interlayers
Arkema is a leader in the development of asphalt binder technologies as well as preventive pavement maintenance and asphalt recycling applications for the asphalt paving industry.
Today, asphalt is the glue or binder that holds together more than 90% of roads and highways across the US and Europe. It is a colloidal dispersion of hydrocarbons derived from the distillation of crude oil and is the preferred type of pavement used today due to its versatility, flexibility, durability, ride comfort, and ease of recyclability. Asphalt is also used in many pavement maintenance and recycling applications in an emulsified form.
Our asphalt additives and asphalt/bitumen emulsifiers make pavements last longer and allow for easier lay-down and construction, improving life cycle costs and stretching agency dollars. Our innovative products and application systems for strain-tolerant pavement layers and thin bonded pavements cost-effectively extend the life of roads and better protects them from cracking and further deterioration compared to alternative techniques.
Our expertise also extends to asphalt recycling and the advancement of environmental stewardship and sustainability in the asphalt paving industry. We provide rejuvenator and emulsifier chemical technologies designed to make pavement recycling applications easier, more efficient, and longer lasting. We also offer construction application systems for asphalt recycling that improve roadway durability and reduce motorist user delay during construction.
Arkema delivers responsive, comprehensive, and dependable laboratory and field customer support focused on helping our customers succeed.