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Showax is a special compound wax for bitumen asphalt use in order to offer a balanced combination of bitumen modification, workability improvement at reduced temperatures.


General description:

Showax is a special compound wax for bitumen asphalt use in order to offer a balanced combination of bitumen modification, workability improvement at reduced temperatures.

 

Advantage:

  • viscosity reduction & considerable work-ability improvement
  • significant modification of the bitumen’s physical characteristics: increases softening point - decreases penetration.
  • decreases mixing & paving temperatures, and compaction ability of the asphalt
  • permits fume reductions due to reduced working temperatures
  • improves rutting resistance and permits quicker opening to the traffic

 

Dosage:

1 – 3 % from total bitumen weight.

 

Application method:

• Showax is put immediately after the addition of the aggregates into the mixer at the temperatures minimum 140 ° C .

• After minimum 10 seconds of "dry" mixing, add the bitumen, and continue to stir for another 10-15 seconds.

 

Physical Properties:

Melting point                                    100 -120°C

Brookfiel Viscosity  @ 160 °C             15 CPS/MPAS

Penetration             @ 25 °C               2 – 7 DMM

 

Storage:

Sheltering From Weather And hot Temperatures.

 

Precautions:

Avoid skin and eye contact. In case of contact use plenty of water and seek medical advice. Appropriate means of self-protection must be used. Non toxic. It must not be disposed to surface and still water.