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Duratint™ is a colored hot mix asphalt designed to provide demarcation for safety or parking zones, or to provide an aesthetic alternative to conventional black asphalt surfacing materials.
Technical Benefits of Duratint™
Is laid as a surface course
Can be laid using conventional asphalt paving equipment and compacted using conventional asphalt compaction equipment. (However, all construction equipment and working tools should be properly cleaned out to avoid any contamination of conventional hot mix
Can be imprinted to give a patterned surface appearance (for example, red paving stones)
Duratint™ consists of a concentrate pigment mixed with any Durapave® asphalt surfacing product or conventional hot mix asphalt surface course to provide a vibrant color.
Duratint™ can be manufactured using either conventional asphalt cement or, where available, clear asphalt cement as the binder. When using conventional asphalt cement, the color choice is restricted to red or green; however, if available, a clear asphalt cement expands the color choice to red, green, buff yellow, and a natural finish.
Duratint™ with conventional asphalt cement has excellent demarcation characteristics and good long-term color retention properties, which make the material ideal for traffic-calming schemes. Further examples of where an alternative color has proved beneficial are bus lanes and stopping areas and for highlighting cycle routes and lanes.