ReLIXER®, an Asphalt Recycling Agent or Rejuvenator, by Sripath Technologies®, was selected for a High-RAP Rejuvenation trial organized by AfPA & Fulton Hogan in City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

In November 2021, the Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) organized a TechTalk Webinar on ‘High RAP Asphalt Mixes & the Role of Rejuvenators’, also sponsored by Austroads. Krishna Srinivasan, President, Sripath Technologies, one of the presenters, talked about Sripath’s rejuvenator ReLIXER, a blend of green bio-based oils, which can rapidly penetrate RAP particles, rejuvenate the aged binder in RAP and delivers excellent roadway performance and durability.

“As part of the initiative to reduce carbon footprint and create a more sustainable future, AfPA, in coordination with Fulton Hogan, recently organized a national High-RAP Rejuvenation trial which consisted of paving one control mix and three trial mixes, each with a different rejuvenator, on a stretch of Hymix Road in Gaven, City of Gold Coast.”, stated Anna D’Angelo, Executive Director Technology & Leadership at AfPA.

The control mix for the trial was an AC14H mix, based on an A15E binder. One of the trial mixes was based on a A15E binder with 40 % RAP, plus Sripath’s ReLIXER.

“We are excited to partner with AfPA on this key project to effectively utilize high levels of RAP on roadways. We would also thank the City of Gold Coast for their support.”, said Chris Lange, Technical Manager at Fulton Hogan.

ReLIXER has been extensively evaluated and tested by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). “ReLIXER is very effective in restoring the functional properties of aged bitumen in mixes using Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) material. It is highly dosage efficient and provides long-term rejuvenation for sustainable infrastructure projects.”, said Filippo Giustozzi, Associate Professor, RMIT.

Ravi Rajagopalan, General Manager at Sripath Asia-Pac added: “An environmentally friendly product, ReLIXER lowers the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. In High-RAP Mixes, it helps reduce the need for virgin bitumen and lowers the overall cost of the mix. ReLIXER has been tested, vetted and adopted by experts from around the world, now also in Australia.”

“We greatly appreciate this opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of our recycling agent ReLIXER. Our thanks to the Fulton Hogan team and AfPA for including ReLIXER in this national trial and to the City of Gold Coast for supporting the trial.”, stated Deepak Madan, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at Sripath.

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