Roads, Carparks, Driveways and Estate Roads.
AGC Innovate commenced using a new technology to incorporate waste plastic to produce asphalt for road surfacing. Manufactured by mixing shredded plastic with aggregates, and bitumen – the new asphalt mix is said to provide a number of benefits including an innovative and viable solution to address the rapidly rising plastic menace in the country as well as bringing a significant cost reduction in road paving.
We collect and sort non-recyclable plastic bags from municipal waste. These are then cleaned, shredded to a permissible size and mixed with aggregates at 165 degrees Celsius temperature, within the asphalt batching chamber. The molten waste-plastic-mix coats the heated aggregates before being coated with bitumen. The new material – waste plastic modified asphalt concrete mix – will be applied for surfacing of roads under 150 degrees C temperature.