Extending Service Life for a Life-Cycle Cost Advantage

The PlusTi family of smog-eating-road penetrants reduce the life-cycle costs of asphalt and concrete surfaces, doubling the service life of roadways, runways, bridges and related infrastructure. These innovative solutions transform roadways into resilient, sustainable pavements in three ways:

1 PlusTi rejuvenator / sealer 1 and PlusTi longitudinal joint stabilizer 2 use Maltene Replacement Technology (MRT), which has been lab tested and field proven for nearly half a century, to return to asphalt pavements the maltene fractions lost during asphalt production and subsequent oxidation. The UV-protective surface left behind also inhibits moisture intrusion for extended service life.

PROVEN: MRT Extends Service Life

In a seven-year study of MRT-treated asphalt pavements in a SE South Carolina county, the maltene-based treatment was able to reduce initial viscosity, thereby improving pavement resilience by over 50 percent, while effectively resetting the oxidation curve over the subsequent seven years, dramatically extending its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
In a seven-year study of MRT-treated asphalt pavements in a SE South Carolina county, the maltene-based treatment was able to reduce initial viscosity, thereby improving pavement resilience by over 50 percent, while effectively resetting the oxidation curve over the subsequent seven years, dramatically extending its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

2 The service life of the entire suite of PlusTi solutions for asphalt and concrete surfaces is further extended through the use of Photo Catalytic Technology (PCT) that effectively reduces surface temperatures. Simply put, heat shortens pavement life.

PROVEN: Cool Substrates Extend Service Life

Research has demonstrated that improving the solar reflectance of urban infrastructures experiencing Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect can range as high as 100 tons of CO2e per lane mile of pavement per year. That translates into a potential offset of over 40 gigatons of CO2e annually if cool roofs and pavements were adopted worldwide.
Research has demonstrated that improving the solar reflectance of urban infrastructures experiencing Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect can range as high as 100 tons of CO2e per lane mile of pavement per year. That translates into a potential offset of over 40 gigatons of CO2e annually if cool roofs and pavements were adopted worldwide.

PROVEN: TiO2 Improves Solar Reflectance, Mitigating UHI

In research conducted by BASF researchers, when TiO2 was added to a white or black substrate, the increases in solar reflectance were 90 percent and 75 percent respectively, in comparison with non-treated control substrates. Further, since PTI’s PlusTi family of penetrants are translucent and are fully absorbed by the substrate, they remain fully recyclable at the end of their service lives, unlike prevailing white pavement UHI mitigation strategies.
In research conducted by BASF researchers, when TiO2 was added to a white or black substrate, the increases in solar reflectance were 90 percent and 75 percent respectively, in comparison with non-treated control substrates. Further, since PTI’s PlusTi family of penetrants are translucent and are fully absorbed by the substrate, they remain fully recyclable at the end of their service lives, unlike prevailing white pavement UHI mitigation strategies.

3 PlusTi rejuvenator, longitudinal joint stabilizer all-purpose penetrant, and hardener / sealer are also super-hydrophilic, which translates into accelerated water dispersion across the substrate surface.

By exposing a PCT-treated pavement to UV illumination, the water contact angle of the TiO<sub>2</sub>-bearing surface can be observed to accelerate surface water dispersion by as much as five times, in comparison with an untreated substrate.” class=”img-responsive”><figcaption>By exposing a PCT-treated pavement to UV illumination, the water contact angle of the TiO<sub>2</sub>-bearing surface can be observed to accelerate surface water dispersion by as much as five times, in comparison with an untreated substrate.</figcaption></figure>



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