EZ-Lime Plus™ proven anti-strip meets natural polymers = better pavements are born!
Adding EZ-lime pellets and our modified suspending agent forms EZ-Lime Plus™. Added directly to the asphalt oil, the Ez-lime pellets enhance the adhesion and cold temperature performance of asphalt oil. This is accomplished with the polymer binder of the EZ-lime pellets and additional suspense additives proven by the FHWA and US Bureau of Land Management of the US Government.
EZ-Lime Plus™ is two components and can be added directly into the asphalt oil at the hot plant or added at the oil manufacturer's facility in their storage tanks. Adding lime pellets directly into the asphalt oil allows for safer handling ans will more efficiently accomplish the improvement of properties. When EZ-Lime Plus™ is added to the asphalt oil at a rate of 20% to 30% by weight, it will raise the Superpave PG grade without raising the low temperature grade. This increases the resistance of the asphalt oil to softening at high temperatures and creates stronger pavements.
EZ-Lime Plus™ EZ-Lime Plus™ improves the quality of asphalt hot mix made with lesser quality aggregates and oils. Currently, the average amount of hydrated lime added to each ton of asphalt hot mix is 1˝ % by weight of hot mix asphalt. The direct addition to the liquid asphalt oil of EZ-Lime Plus™ pellets in the mix, requires 1/3 less lime (or 1% as opposed to 1.5%) according to scientists of University of Texas and others in the USA. Thus the use of EZ-Lime Plus™ is more economical than the current wasteful addition methods.
The Manufacturing Process
The two steps involved in the manufacturing of EZ-Lime Plus™ pellets are as follows:
- 1. Bulk hydrated lime mixed with the additives is run through a pelletizing unit forming EZ-lime pellets. 2. Then the polymeric suspending agent is added to the bitumen to stabilize and improve the asphalt binder.
- EZ-Lime Plus™ pellets are moisture and crush resistant.
- The dried pellets are bagged or stored in bulk silos.
- Both the pellets and suspending agent is shipped to customers by truck or rail.