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Honeywell launches Titan asphalt additive


March 11, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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March 11, 2013, Morris Township, N.J. –
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced
that it has introduced a line of additives for asphalt aimed at helping the
paving industry decrease energy usage, reduce emissions and save money while
helping meet demanding road specifications.

March 11, 2013, Morris Township, N.J. –
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced
that it has introduced a line of additives for asphalt aimed at helping the
paving industry decrease energy usage, reduce emissions and save money while
helping meet demanding road specifications.

 

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The new Honeywell Titan™ additives for
asphalt have been proven in real-life paving trials (subject to weather and
paving practices) to reduce the fuel required to mix asphalt by 13 percent and
harmful emissions generated by road paving by as much as 82 percent, while helping
to minimize rutting. Depending on the asphalt’s composition, using Honeywell
Titan can also reduce the amount of additive required by nearly 30 percent.

 

“Asphalt manufacturers and pavers
around the world are looking for cost-effective ways to make better roads, and
Honeywell Titan additives can help them meet those challenges,” said Phil
Wojcik, global business leader for Honeywell Specialty Additives. “Honeywell
Titan additives for asphalt are built on more than 50 years of technology
experience in additives and other advanced materials.”

 

Using Honeywell Titan additives can
reduce energy needed during the manufacturing and paving processes. By adding
small quantities of Honeywell Titan additives, asphalt flows as much as 60 to
80 percent more easily compared with asphalt modified with traditional
technologies. Improved asphalt fluidity allows for temperature reduction during
both the manufacturing and paving processes, so less energy is needed and costs
are reduced for both asphalt manufacturers and road pavers. In addition,
asphalt formulated with Honeywell Titan doesn’t require high shear mix
equipment, making it easy to handle and use.

 

Honeywell Titan additives also help
meet modified asphalt and road specifications, and can help minimize rutting.
Decreased rutting could help roads last longer and decrease the amount of
maintenance required.

 

Honeywell Titan’s unique properties
have also been demonstrated in a paving trial with the Texas Department of
Transportation to decrease fuel usage by 13 percent, and decrease the number of
paving roller passes by one-third, which in turn reduces the time required to
pave roads. Because lower temperatures and fewer roller passes use less energy
and resources, Honeywell Titan offers significant environmental benefits.
Peer-reviewed data demonstrate that adding Honeywell Titan to asphalt can
reduce paving-related emissions of sulfur dioxide by 82 percent, nitrogen oxides
by 43 percent, volatile organic compounds by 19 percent, and carbon dioxide by
18 percent.