The Ecosolutions advantage
The specific formulation of the Azalt® ECO2 range allows the coating and laying stages (application of the prepared asphalt mix to the road) to be carried out at temperatures 40°C lower (and 20°C lower for BTR bitumens) than those achieved with a conventional bitumen of the same grade. Compared to an equivalent hot mix solution, Azalt® ECO2 bitumens also allow: - Improved comfort for road construction crews with a reduction in the perceived temperature compared to an identical hot mix solution. - a faster return to road traffic for road users.
The Environmental Performance
- 9% (and 2% for BTR Asphalts) energy savings over the entire life cycle and 29% (and 15% for BTR Asphalts) during the asphalt production stage.
- 10% (and 5% for BTR Asphalts) reduction in CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle and 27% (and 13% for BTR Asphalts) during the coating stage.
The use of Azalt® ECO2 bitumens also allows the reduction of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions by 3% over the whole life cycle and 11% for BTR bitumens by 21% for asphalt manufacturers.