Making greener roads

One of the greener practices in the road construction industry is to incorporate chemical-free fibre modifiers into the bitumen mix. Newspapers can be transformed into a high-performance fibre product with minimal energy. The fibres have zero ozone depletion potential and are free from chlorofluorocarbons. The fibre works in the bitumen to produce a high-quality durable surface that is smooth, quiet and rutting-resistant. As no chemical additives are used, the product is safe to handle. The cellulose fibres are manufactured to tight specifications, controlling the size of the fibre. Fibre modifiers have been demonstrated to have good performance at low temperatures. The ability to hold water reduces spray and reflects less glare from the road surface. Fibre modifiers can be supplied as individual bags or via bulk tanker.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 43-4
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: QMJ PUBLISHING LTD
    • ISSN: 0305-9421

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2007 12:17AM