An anti-ageing solution increases the road’s lifespan by 5 years
Good quality streets should be able to sustain immense traffic, withstand all types of weather and keep noise levels to a minimum. To avoid many and lengthy road works, we all benefit from long-lasting roads.
In the Netherlands, the chemical industry has worked with knowledge institutes on an “anti-ageing solution” for porous asphalt.
Porous asphalt becomes brittle due to exposure to sun, frost and oxidation, causing it to lose stones excessively. The innovative “anti-ageing cream” for roads made from bio-based renewable materials makes the road’s surface more supple and fills cracks in old asphalt. Doing this helps prevent the forming of potholes.
This method increases the lifespan of roads from 10 to 15 years, and the solution is simple to apply, just like a cream!
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In 2015, the European Commission published its Circular Economy package to promote the transition from a linear economy into a circular economy, where resource efficiency is increased and the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible. When a product reaches the end of its life, options such re-use, remanufacturing and recycling can be explored to create additional value. Circular Economy can bring forth economic benefits, by contributing to growth and job creation and stimulating innovation, and in parallel provide environmental benefits.