Jul 02, 2019
Ingevity’s pine chemistry enables asphalt road recycling using 100% of existing materials in place
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 2, 2019 – The benefits of Ingevity’s (NYSE:NGVT) Indulin® emulsifier in asphalt road recycling are highlighted in a recently released video about the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), an agency that manages a 12,000-mile road network with limited funding and takes pride in utilizing innovative paving techniques to repair aged roadways. Indulin chemistry enables the milling, rejuvenating and replacement of asphalt highways, which makes the process better for the environment, faster and less expensive, and creates longer lasting roads.
The video features representatives from the NMDOT and Ingevity, and demonstrates the value of Indulin in asphalt road recycling because of its ability to coat and adhere to the rock in the asphalt mixture, and to dry and set more rapidly. This allows the road to be reopened to traffic 40% sooner, cost 50% less to construct, and see reductions in greenhouse gas emissions of 90%.
“We must provide drivers with the safest, most durable pavements,” explained James Gallegos, state materials engineer at NMDOT. “We were confident that Indulin would maximize the quality of the new base structure. We didn’t have the hassle of hauling in new materials. And drivers could return to the road faster. This recycling project was a win all around.”
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers that purify, protect, and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures, and brings to market products and processes that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bio-plastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,750 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information visit www.ingevity.com.