There are three kinds of stabilization that have been successful
historically, namely cement, lime and bitumen. All of these products
known test methods and failure mechanisms, all of these products
also significantly increase the wet strength of stabilized aggregates.
have become aware of over 40 alternative products for
stabilization on the market that do not improve the wet strength of the
as such cannot be tested or classified according to sound
engineering methods. Ecobond is not one of these products, Ecobond is an
on bitumen emulsion stabilization.
Ecobond BSM is a synthetic resin reinforced bitumen emulsion
which is mixed into an aggregate such as natural gravel or crushed stone
the purpose of improving its engineering properties. Bitumen
emulsion stabilization has been used very successfully in many projects
Ecobond improves the elastic strength (to counter
visco-elastic behaviour) and water resistance (to reduce moisture
sensitivity) of bitumen
stabilized aggregates potentially allowing a design engineer the
option of achieving the desired properties at a lower binder content
or utilizing a more durable design at a similar price. Ecobond
reinforced bitumen stabilization has shown its worth in scores of
applications and thousands of laboratory tests over the past 15
years in the SADC region, Europe and pilot projects in the Middle East
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