First polymer bitumen plant opens

2019-03-15 15:47:10

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The first polymer bitumen (asphalt) plant in Mongolia was inaugurated on March 14.

Polymer bitumen will be domestically produced by the Aashto LLC, which is introducing the technology for producing euro-standard polymer modified bitumen suitable for geographical features and climate conditions of Mongolia. The 40 degrees Celsius heat resistant polymer bitumen, jointly studied by specialists of Mongolia, Russia, Italy, and Germany, can withstand temperatures from minus 46 to plus 68 degrees Celsius and its load limit is three times higher than the one used in current roads.

About the product, Director of the new plant N.Enkhtur said “We are endeavouring to elevate quality of our roads to European standards. Roads made with our asphalt would last two times longer compared with the current paved roads. The product has been tested at research institutes in Canada, Kazakhstan, and Russia”

Minister of Road and Transport Development B.Enkh-Amgalan attended the ceremony. “The time saving, improved technology brings significant change and new solution to the road sector of Mongolia” said the Minister, wishing success upon the Mongolian and foreign specialist took part in the product development and employees of the plant.