(MULBERRY, FLORIDA) Road Science, a division of ArrMaz, introduces ArrTekk 1295 as the latest addition to its line of asphalt emulsifiers. The new formula creates cationic emulsions for micro-surfacing, a preventative maintenance application that provides an aesthetically pleasing, skid-resistant surface to restore pavement profile and seal the underlying pavement. This protects the pavement from further deterioration and extends the life cycle of your road.
“You want your roads to last and micro-surfacing is what protects them against wear and tear,” states Ivann Harnish, Emulsifier Products Business Manager. “ArrTekk 1295 provides micro-surfacing that’s even more durable than other available options and much easier to apply in extremely hot and cool conditions. This allows you to get your roads back in use, much faster.”
Going beyond meeting typical specifications – including the International Slurry Surfacing Association’s (ISSA) A143: Recommended Performance Guideline For Micro-Surfacing – the unique ArrTekk 1295 chemistry offers significant performance advantages:
(1.) The strong adhesion properties result in less early construction and long-term raveling or aggregate loss. Comparative testing versus two market-leading chemistries show ArrTekk 1295 consistently averages 30 to 70 percent less aggregate loss in 6-day Wet-Track Abrasion (WTAT) testing, the industry’s primary test for predicting micro-surfacing life cycle duration and long term durability. Field testing in Kansas and Florida confirmed these results.
(2.) Additionally, the chemistry allows for 20 to 150 percent more mixing time with hot pavement and hot aggregate, allowing for paving in hot conditions without struggle. Easy control of chemical break allows for fast traffic return times when paving in cooler conditions and at night.
ArrTekk 1295 is compatible with all asphalt types, including paraffin-rich and SBS-modified, as well as polymer modifiers like SBR and natural latexes. It can be formulated to perform with both reactive and unreactive aggregates of various types, including granite, diabase, basalt, chert, limestone and sandstone.
As their latest product, ArrTekk 1295 is one more way Road Science is providing the paving industry with high-performance solutions to improve the quality of roads for people worldwide. Road Science will continue to focus on its research and development efforts, and advance its products to exceed industry expectations.