Selected Elvaloy® RET Project Examples from Around the World
DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET is used in modified bitumen binders delivering long-lasting smoothness and crack resistance in projects around the world.
Improving the Quality of Roads in Ghana
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers collaborated with Platinum Seal to install a state-of-the-art Polymer Modified Bitumen Plant with a total blending capacity of 150 tons per day. The plant has the capability to pave up to 660km of surfaced roads with DuPont technologies every year, that will make Ghana's roads safer and help protect thousands of commuters every day.
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High-altitude cross-Peru road starts to connect local economy
The road from Limacpunco to Huaya, Peru, was recently repaved using Elvaloy® RET. The road crosses Peru and helps indigenous families move goods to market.
» A new road to market
Where Bitumen Performance Matters Most
A NATO airport runway in Czech Republic uses modified bitumen made with Elvaloy® RET to help keep military flights landing and taking off smoothly.
» Military runway
A-V Highway Helps India Grow
DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET helps India build a highway supporting economic expansion, using modified bitumen to assure that the roadway keeps traffic moving along safely.
» Adhesion and rut resistance
Oregon Highway 97: Early Proof of Superior Performance
Using modified bitmen helped Oregon's DOT handle the high-altitude climate and truck traffic in highway sections that far outlasted those made without Elvaloy® RET.
» Outlasting other binder modifiers
Modified Bitumen in "Big Sky Country"
Montana paving projects fight extra-cold winters and extra-hot summers, using polymer-modified asphalt (PMA) made with DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET.
» Montana highway experience
Handle Loads with Less Rutting
The added rut resistance of PMA made with Elvaloy® RET can be especially valuable where wheel loads are heavier and traffic is slow, such as a Sisak, Croatia, bridge resurfacing.
» Local bitumen modified
Brasil Highway BR101 Uses Modified Bitumen
Brasilian Highway BR101, crosses 12 states, including Bahia, where modified bitumen helps fight rutting.
» Part of Pan-American Highway
In Mexico, Aeropuerto Internacional Federal de Culiacan handles international traffic
With a capacity of 22 operations per hour, Cucliacan airport handles the highest number of passengers and operations in the state of Sinaloa.
» Culiacan runway
Pave Faster, with Less Traffic Disruption
Using modified bitumen binder made with RET, crews in Punjab, India, can pave roads faster, and put traffic onto it sooner, for less traffic disruption.
» Punjab, India
Bridge Surface Upgraded in Ecuador
Few applications for modified bitumen pavement are more important than bridges, which are always key links in transportation infrastructure.
» Urban infrastructure link
Viapar Paves Parana Highway Using RET
Interconnecting roads, railways, ports, airports and waterways give Paraná a multimodal transportation system linking major production centers
» Advanced transportation technology
Trans-Brasilian Highway Uses Modified Asphalt Binder
Two sections of Rodovia Transbrasiliana (BR-153), a federal highway crossing Brazil in a north-south direction, were repaved using Elvaloy® RET.
» Federal highway projects
Repaved Czech Republic Race Track Strengthens Its Asphalt
RET-modified asphalt delivers a race surface with extra rutting and fuel resistance needed to maintain motorsports competition.
» Fuel-resistant pavement
Popular Road for Shopping, Tourism and Trucking
A busy section of route US-41 near Gap, Pennsylvania, leads to an intersection with lots of trucking, tourism and shopping traffic.
» Easily worked, long lasting
India's GVK Expressway Provides Side-by-Side Paving Comparison
GVK Expressway (Jaipur to Kishangarh) in the State of Rajasthan is located in a high-temperature desert zone, with sections subject to heavy traffic.
» Resists rutting and stripping
Elvaloy® RET Helps Pave the World's Highest Road
RET-modified bitumen chosen for resistance to thermal cracking and easy workability using hand-tools in the exhaustingly thin air.
» Extreme paving
PMA Chosen to Handle Extreme Cold in Magadan Russia
Reconstruction of a landing strip, ramp, taxiways and a drainage system was undertaken using Elvaloy® RET to allow heavier aircraft.
» Upgrading Russian airport
Guadalajara Airport Repaved Using Easy-Handling PMA
Asphalt paving materials modified with DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET handle easily and perform well, making them ideal for cost-effective airport improvements.
» Mexican airport improvements
Oklahoma Highways Challenge Distance and Temperature
Hot mixes made with Elvaloy® RET can travel farther without getting sticky, lumpy or hard to work.
» Binder stays workable
Pakistan Motorways Use Latest Bitumen Technology
In Pakistan, modernization of highway infrastructure has included several projects paved using polymer-modified bitumen made with Elvaloy® RET
» Contractors enjoy performance
Prague Bypass Helps Move Cars and Cargo Across Europe
In Prague, Czech Republic, a 23-km section of highway was paved using Mofalt E®, a polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) made with Elvaloy® RET.
» Important market corridor
Nearby Rock Quarry Assures Extra-heavy Truck Traffic
After 10 years of service in severe circumstances, repaved FM-1810 in Texas was inspected and still performing well.
» Rutting prevented
Sao Paulo's Second Longest Highway Uses Elvaloy® RET.
A 62-km section of Rodovia Marechal Cândido Rondon was paved using a CBUQ Faixa III Dersa mix, made with Elvaloy® RET.
» A decision for the long road
Strengthening a High-Volume Transportation Corridor
Rodovia Anhangüera (SP-330), a 4-lane toll highway, connects the city of São Paulo with the state's northern industrial and agricultural areas.
» Sao Paulo artery
Two airports in Bulgaria Choose Modified Asphalt for Durability
An international airport in Sofia and a military airport in Graf Ignatievo, both in Bulgaria, chose polymer modified bitumen (PMB) containing Elvaloy® RET for resistance to fuels and rutting.
» Built to last
TANROADS chooses Modern Binder for 125-km Infrastructure Project
DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET has been used in the East African nation of Tanzania, where a 125-km highway section from Chalinze to Kitumbi was recently specified.
» East African project
Local Refinery in Perm, Russia Uses Modified Binder Made with Elvaloy® RET
The paving test established side-by-side lanes in Perm, Russia, where monitoring shows superior performance has been delivered with the Elvaloy® RET modifier.
» Modifying local bitumen
Busy Central Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Avoids Rutting
Anticipating high loads from military parades and traffic celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ukraine independence, local officials repaved the Vistory Square and its approaches using Elvaloy® RET.
» 10 years strong
Modified Binder Helps Keep Busy Australian Intersections Smooth and Safe
Traffic-light-controlled intersections in Adelaide, Australia, were part of a test showing extra resistance to rutting from standing loads, using Elvaloy® RET.
» Measured smoothness improvement