Say no to diesel
Don’t use kerosene or diesel fuel as an asphalt release agent and cleaning.
The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association, to advise the industry on good practices. In a recent paper from the AAPA regarding “Controlling Fumes, Emissions and Odours from Hot Mix Asphalt Plant and Paving Operations,” the guidance given for controls, both at the plant and at the paving site, is “Do not use diesel fuel and kerosene as release agents and cleaning.”
With the introduction of performance grade (PG) binders, SBS, SBA polymers, Novachip and OGFC type mixes, there has been a great effort to find products that will perform well as release agents at the plant, as well as at the paving site. Some independent truck drivers refuse to haul these mix designs, because the mix cools rapidly, cures and sticks to anything it touches. Productivity is lost and truckers revert to diesel fuel again to clean out their truck beds.
Solvents including diesel fuel and kerosene should not be used on truck beds or paving equipment and tools, anywhere the integrity of the asphalt mat can be jeopardized. Solvent based release agents or cleaners, when dripped on fresh asphalt mat, causes voids and seed potholes and rutting.
Pavertrend is Eco-friendly & Safe
Pavertrend™ is an effective, economical and environmentally friendly asphalt release agent + cleaner. Extensive tests were conducted using Pavertrend™ on different types of mix designs. Pavertrend™ has successfully released and cleaned the toughest mix designs across the country. The product has been thoroughly tested and proven effective on the following mix designs:
- Polymer Modified Mix Designs
- SMA (Stone Mastic Asphalt)
- SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene)
- SBA (Styrene Butadiene Amine) •Novachip and
- Polymer Modified OGFC (Open-graded Friction Course)
Regardless of which type of asphalt is used, Pavertrend™ delivers superior results with minimal if any asphalt residue remaining on the truck beds or equipment. Unlike any other release agent + cleaner available.
Pavertrend™ is a completely non-hazardous, 100% biodegradable blend of various all-natural materials that creates a micro film on the surfaces of metal, allowing asphalt to slide easily and clean from truck tailgates, shovels, tools, equipments. It is unique in the industry - Ready-to-Use product that requires zero dilution, is 100% biodegradable, non-hazardous and has recorded zero negative impacts to asphalt or equipment.