Armor Top™ (Resin Modified Pavement
Armor top is a patent
pending resin modified pavement system that has been developed to
provide an advanced solution pavement system with exceptional durability
and performance. The pavement system suits those applications with
torturous loading such as toll booths, port pavements, industrial areas
and other heavy traffic locations.
The material was originally developed when the
MatCon team was asked to provide pavement solutions for a scrap steel
handling yard - a location with very extreme traffic. In the
development, it was considered important that this material have
exceptional durability, flexibility and hardwearing qualities. In
addition, the material is unaffected by moderate fuel spills and is
effectively impermeable. This make is very suitable for locations such
as fuel stations, dock pavement, warehousing areas, intermodal and
transfer facilities, etc.
The resin is applied to a bituminous support
layer. This first layer is made at a traditional hot-mix plant and
typically one to two acres of pavement area is applied in a days work.
The support coat has a approximately 25 to 30% air voids and
incorporates a specialized modified binder. The layer is constructed
typically as a 1 ˝ inch (40mm thick layer).
support layer is then grouted using a specially formulated
non-segregating pre-mixed resinous grout system. The grout has
improved toughness compared to other solutions and ensures full
penetration into the void structure of the support material.
The final wearing surface has several benefits that including at
least the following:
- Creates a very tough, abrasion-resistant
surface to allow aggressive use such as tracked vehicles,
point loads, etc.
- Provides additional fuel resistance to
- Adds structural thickness and strength
to the pavement system.
- Creates a lighter-color surface
(compared to asphalt) that reflects sunlight, resulting in
cooler operating temperatures and a lower heat island effect
in hot climates.
Results in a resilient pavement structure that is forgiving
under heavy and impact loads, yet providing abrasion
resistance at least as good as Portland cement concrete
without cracking or the need to maintain joints.
Armor Top has superior
toughness when compared to PCC and Asphalt Concrete Pavement
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and sales staff.