How a company is turning PET into durable asphalt

via Plastics Recycling News

A California company is using glycolysis to depolymerize PET scrap for use in an asphalt binder. The pavement it produces is stronger than traditional hot-mix asphalt.

TechniSoil Industrial has recently garnered widespread media attention because the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) used the company’s asphalt binder to repave a segment of highway last month. Asphalt binder is essentially the cement that holds aggregate together in pavement.

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