antistripping agent

antistripping agent

[‚an·tē′strip·iŋ ′ā·jənt]
(materials)
An additive used in an asphaltic binder to overcome the affinity of an aggregate for water instead of asphalt; assists the asphalt to adhere to wet surfaces.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A dark brown colored antistripping agent, Unichem, is liquid and has a viscosity of 236 mPa-s at 37.8[degrees]C, a density of 8.31 lb/gal, and an ash point of 100[degrees]C.
Some technologies also include such additives as surfactants or chemical antistripping agents. All of these technologies, introduced at some point or other in the production process, make it easier for manufacturers and crews to make and place WMA pavements, and facilitate the pavements' performance and long lives.