A city of Belgorod (Russia) has launched a new plant for making mineral fiber stabilizing additives used to produce crushed stone-mastic asphalt concrete.
Stilobit PC Ltd opened the second line to produce stabilizing additives for crushed stone-mastic asphalt concrete with a capacity of 15,000 tons per year.
The new Belgorod plant is a response to the growing demand in the domestic market. It would boost the company export volumes, states Petr Mazepa, the director of Stilobit PC Ltd.
The production of stabilizing additives for crushed stone-mastic asphalt concrete is based on mineral fibers (chrysolite and basalt) and a bituminous binder. Stilobite additive improves the operational performance of the road surface: it increases wear resistance, stops forming the ruts and cracks.
Physical and mechanical characteristics of the mineral fibers help the additive to retain its properties under higher temperature and humidity conditions.
The first Stilobite production facility was launched in the Sverdlovsk region in 2014. Currently, the total production capacity has grown to 25,000 tons per year with the projected capacity up to 40,000 tons.
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