Asphalt and paving

An innovative, sustainable asphalt solutions portfolio

 

Leveraging the latest processing technology, Holcim develops sustainable asphalt solutions that maximize recycled material use without compromising durability and performance.

Our asphalt offer


Our asphalt products are durable, hard-wearing, impermeable and resistant. We also offer a range of products with high recycled content. Holcim supplies retailers, contractors and individuals, advising them on the right product to meet their needs.

Our applications


Our asphalt products are ideal for heavy industrial and commercial applications such as parking lots, loading bays, distribution centers, aircraft refueling areas and bus stations. We develop dense-graded asphalt mixtures with guaranteed high performance for pathways, sidewalks, and driveways. Our colored asphalt products are designed to pave bus lanes, cycle routes and stopping areas.

Holcim was involved in sustainably increasing road capacity on the UK’s M23 motorway. Aggregate Industries UK recycled 100 metric tons of waste material from the pre-existing road. Smart motorway technology was implemented to manage traffic and road safety.

High-performance, environmentally responsible asphalt solutions


Commonly used for road surfaces, base courses, parking lots, airfields and runways, asphalt consists of high-quality aggregates mixed with a bitumen binder.

Building on decades of experience, Holcim has the asphalt expertise to successfully undertake the most demanding projects and diverse applications. Our ongoing commitment to R&D guarantees high levels of performance, durability and sustainability in addition to unique characteristics such as ensuring superior performance in different climates. Holcim also produces asphalt with noise-reducing properties for residential areas, as well as asphalt with surface drainage layers and open graded sub-base layers.


Using recycled aggregates to enhance sustainable building performance


To protect the environment and limit our carbon footprint, Holcim has developed a range of best practices and tools:

  • Maximizing recycled asphalt use
  • Expanding cold and warm asphalt technologies
  • Optimizing bitumen consumption
  • Enhancing rideability with our polymer modified bitumen


Asphalt is in fact one of the most recycled materials. Recycled asphalt delivers excellent mechanical properties while reducing the need for natural aggregates. Instead, it contains high levels of recycled raw materials such as old road surfaces, sand, crushed glass and recovered waste from other industries.


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SuperLow: decarbonized asphalt with no compromise on performance


Our SuperLow asphalt is manufactured at lower temperatures resulting in significant carbon reductions compared to standard asphalt. Remaining emissions are offset through carbon reduction projects via our partner Circular Ecology.

SuperLow cools down quicker than traditional mixes, meaning it can be used for traffic faster and speed up repairs and resurfacing. The cooler temperature also reduces binder aging and enhances life expectancy, keeping roads operational for longer periods.


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