What is Activate?
Activate is an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution that converts Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) millings to “like new” paving material.
How does Activate work?
Asphalt millings, or RAP, are considered hazardous material. They pile up in outdoor storage due to continued use of virgin asphalt in pavement. A very small percentage (3-20%), of millings are allowed in a virgin asphalt mix. The use of OXIDIZED millings can reduce the longevity and performance of asphalt. Activate will make 100% full use of millings by reversing the oxidation and imparting new polymers into the mix. It reactivates the bitumen. It is formulated to be used by itself, and is an excellent answer for recycling RAP into usable paving material.
How long does Activate need to cure?
Once Activate is mixed with RAP millings, the chemical process takes about 20 minutes for the complete. After it is applied, it takes roughly 3 hours to cure completely.
How long has Activate been on the market?
The first commercial tests began in 2003. It has been continually updated and improved. It achieved full recognition in 2008.
How is Activate different from RePlay?
RePlay is a surface treatment and preservation agent used to penetrate into an existing asphalt pavement. It reverses the oxidation of the pavement and improves the structural matrix of the pavement by adding new polymers. Activate is designed to re-activate RAP millings into new paving material in order to recycle the ever-growing supply stuck in outdoor storage. Activate adds polymers, which are different from those in RePlay, to strengthen the mix.
Can an Activate mixture be stored?
Yes, after Activate is mixed with RAP, it can be stored for 2 to 6 months. Larger piles, over 100 tons, of the mixture can be left uncovered. Over time, the outside of the mixture may become stiff. Simply spray with Activate, which will soften the mixture again for use in about 10 minutes. Smaller piles need to be covered with a tarp and can be store for 5-6 weeks.