Manipulating the press

This article looks at the use in UK road surfacing of bitumen modifiers made with recycled paper waste. The recycling process is mechanical and low-energy and the fibres produced are free from harmful substances, designed to have the correct fibre length and consistency to deliver optimum performance on the road. When added to bitumen the fibre produces a high quality, durable surface with high levels of resistance to deformation and rutting. Once the fibres are dispersed in the mix, the viscosity of the bitumen is modified and the controlled manufacturing process ensures consistency in fibre size. The finished surface is able to hold water rather than leaving it on the surface, improving wet-weather road conditions.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16-7
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 195
    • Issue Number: 5913
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 1:32PM