BITUMEN EMULSION (COLD PROCESS) IN PLACE OF CUT BACK
•Emulsions have no effect on environment and do not emit any volatile fumes adverse to health
•Application temperatures are within 65 degrees Centigrade thus ensuring SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
•BITUMEN CONTENT left on surface is similar to Cutback
•Kyoto Protocol accepts emulsion use. Nigeria is a signatory.
•Surface is ready for next layer after ONE DAY of spray, thus SAVING TWO DAYS.
•Penetration is similar to cutbacks
•Ready to use - No processing required at site – SAVING ON HEATING COSTS
•Bitumen emulsion is a dispersion of microglobules of bitumen (> 3 microns) in water. •Each micrglobule of bitumen is imparted a negative charge in the manufacturing process to enable the emulsion stability. •The adhesion of bitumen on the surface is improved by specific chemicals used in the process •Bitumen emulsions impart the correct adhesiveness and penetration as specified for cutbacks too.