Kraton, Rosneft pave Russia F1 track

Houston – Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. and Rosneft have highlighted their role in the pavement of the Sochi Autodrom – the venue for Formula One newest Grand Prix – on 12 Oct. The 5.853km circuit, is located within the Russian city’s Olympic Park.

Polymer-modified bituminous binder Alfabit, produced by Rosneft, was selected as a component for the top layer of the asphalt for the Sochi raceway.

The huge forces put onto an F1 track requires a binder that possesses a very high shear strength. Kraton D1192 was…

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