Cold bitumen emulsion is a type of asphalt product that consists of bitumen (a byproduct of petroleum refining) and water that are combined with an emulsifying agent. The emulsifying agent helps to stabilize the mixture and prevent the separation of the bitumen and water, which makes it easier to handle and apply.
Cold bitumen emulsion is often used for road construction, maintenance, and repair work, as it offers several advantages over traditional hot mix asphalt. For example, it can be applied in colder weather conditions, which can help to extend the construction season. It also requires less energy to produce and apply, which can result in lower costs and lower emissions compared to hot mix asphalt. Additionally, cold bitumen emulsion is often used as a binder in chip seal and slurry seal applications, which can help to extend the life of the road surface and improve its overall performance.
Bituminous waterproofing systems are designed to protect residential and commercial buildings. Bitumen (asphalt or coal-tar pitch) is a mixed substance made up of organic liquids that are highly sticky, viscous, and waterproof. These systems are sometimes used to construct roofs, in the form of rolls.
Electricity is a vital part of our everyday lives and powers everything we touch or do on many levels. Most of our electricity is generated from traditional fuels, such as coal, natural gas, hydro and nuclear. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have grown over the last few decades. What do all of these have in common? Industrial insulation.
Insulation specialists use the term, “thermal envelope” or “building envelope” to describe the conditioned space inside a building suitable for humans. The lack of natural airflow in a building creates the need for mechanical ventilation and high humidity, which results in condensation, rotting materials, and microbial growth like mold.