Polyvinyl chloride plastic waste, which has given the plastic industry a problem in disposal, is being used in combination with aromatic hydrocarbon pitch for a low-cost binder material, designed to be used on concrete-surfaced roads that carry particularly heavy traffic. The mixture contains 20 percent granulated pvc and 80 percent pitch. The developers of Compo 2020, as it is called, have examined the results of two years' testing on main roads and claim that it is highly resistant to rut formation and to cracking, while being impervious to rain penetration and providing good antiskid characteristics.

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    • Further information is available from Ste Internationale Routiere, 19 rue Broaca, 75240 Paris Cedex 05, France.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00195616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM