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The top PGXpand® Polymers are unique and highly compatible polymer modified asphalt (PMA) modifiers that increase the high temperature (PG) stiffness modulus (High PG Grade) while maintaining the low-temperature PG performance of the paving binder (Low PG Grade). PGXpand® is also an efficient workability and compaction aid in paving formulations, particularly in those stiffer mixes incorporating high amounts of Recycled Asphalt Pavement and Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAP & RAS). PGXpand® incorporates readily into hot asphalt with low shear mixing; yielding a stable modified polymer modified asphalt / polymer modified bitumen (PMA / PMB) with high heat resistance that does not degrade or separate in storage. PGXpand® allows the PMA Producer to improve the high temperature performance of their binder with no appreciable damage to low temperature performance. For example, the addition of a low dose of PGXpand® to a PG64-22 asphalt will generate a PG76-22 or PG82-22. When used in combination with a low dose of our NuMIXER or ReLIXER™/ReJUVN8™, one can convert that PG64-22 asphalt into a PG64-34/PG70-34 or similar quality binder therefore maintaining or improving high temperature properties while substantially improving low temperature performance. PGXpand® allows the Polymer Modified Asphalt (PMA) producer to eliminate or reduce their SBS content by 25-40% and reduces PMA viscosity, thereby supporting a 15-40+% higher concentrate percentage, generating a more stable concentrate and reducing PMA production cost and transportation. PGXpand® also functions as an excellent dispersing aid when used in combination with conventional polymers such as SBS and SBR. Two grades of PGXpand® are currently marketed. Both are free-flowing powders. PGXpand® 502 is available in full truckload quantities in 1,000 lb supersacks 460 kg). PGXpand 501 is available in full truckload quantities in 50 lb (25 kg) bags. Trial quantities available upon request.

Viscosity

A dramatically effective additive, rigorously tested for both roofing and paving formulations, PGXpand® not only boosts high temperature properties of asphalt, but also reduces viscosity and improves handling and pumpability.

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PGXpand® with NuMixer™

Expand the useful temperature range of asphalt with PGXpand® and NuMixer™

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Storage Stability

Asphalts employing PGXpand® are very stable.

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