Kraton hits the road in Russia


Houston, Texas – Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. has completed a first road trial of its highly modified asphalt (HiMA) styrene-butadiene-styrene technology in St. Petersburg, Russia, which will open to traffic in mid-2015.

The technology enables SBS polymer loading to be more than double that of ordinary modified asphalt. The mixes are, however, readily workable, easy to lay in the field, extremely durable and weather resistant, claims Kraton.

During winter in St. Petersburg, many vehicles are fitted with studded tires, which can quickly degrade asphalt pavements. The high…

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