PlusTi™ Ti-intro CME® All-Purpose Penetrant
Transforms asphalt and concrete surfaces into pollution- and heat-reducing change agents
PlusTi™ Ti-intro CME® all-purpose penetrant* is a titanium dioxide (TiO2) enhanced cationic molecular emulsion in a carrier liquid that deeply penetrates asphalt and concrete pavement. It uniformly distributes Photo Catalytic Technology (PCT) to the surface and upper matrix of the substrate structure in a process known as distributive embedding.
PCT, first introduced to pavements in the 1970s, is playing an increasingly important role in reducing the pollution and excessive heat associated with urban living. The TiO2 photocatalytic material creates and accelerates natural oxidative electrochemical reactions at the road surface that reduce atmospheric vehicle exhaust gas by removing harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other contaminants, such as tire-wear debris, generated by automotive, bus, truck and air traffic.
The solar-reflective top surface reduces heat absorption and related radiative forcing (RF) by materially reducing the convective re-release of UV radiation that would otherwise contribute to the heat island effect common to our urban centers. The resulting air- and stormwater-purifying surface perpetually regenerates itself, contributing to compliance with U.S. EPA’s stringent National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and amassing both U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED and Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision credits.
PlusTi™ all-purpose penetrant slows down pavement oxidation, thereby extending the service life of treated surfaces. Treated asphalt and concrete pavements, runways, bridges, parking lots, highway shoulders and other surfaces also benefit from the quick-drying attributes of a chemistry that creates a super-hydrophilic high-performing water-resistant barrier.
“When you combine this penetrant’s environmental benefits with its service-life-extending properties for pavements and related substrates, it’s a win-win for engineers and sustainability managers, the administrators responsible for maintaining our infrastructure, and the communities they both serve.”
PTI Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning