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Shell Bitufresh - Developed to reduce odour

Shell Bitufresh

Specially formulated to reduce the odour of bitumen, improving conditions for both workers and local residents in areas where bitumen is being used.

Bitumen and asphalt operations are facing increasing public concern about odour emissions, especially for production facilities located in urban areas. These complaints can necessitate significant investment to treat off-gases or even threaten the continued operation of the plant. That´s why we have developed Shell Bitufresh, an easily applied additive designed to effectively minimise bitumen odour.

Shell Bitufresh is designed to:

  • Effectively reduce bitumen odour during bitumen storage at asphalt mixing and laying operations
  • Help improve working conditions for staff
  • Help reduce odour nuisance for residents.

Unique technology: Shell Bitufresh is designed to neutralise the substances that cause odour to be released from the bitumen. This effective mechanism is fundamentally different from other bitumen additives, which work by masking the smell. Shell Bitufresh has proven to be effective in both laboratory and field trials and a patent application for this technology has been filed.

Long-lasting effectiveness: After appropriate addition, Shell Bitufresh helps maintain a low odour profile of the bulk bitumen through the manufacture of the asphalt mixture and laying of the pavement. Once properly dosed, the reduction of bitumen odour should persist for at least two weeks under normal storage conditions.

No impact on bitumen performance: The low odour additive is designed to be effective at low dosage levels thanks to the well balanced mixture of neutralising components. As a result, the bitumen's characteristics remain unchanged.

The environment: We seek to develop and provide pavement solutions designed to help reduce your [asphalt] operations' impact on the environment. Shell Bitufresh is a product developed to help reduce bitumen smell, improve working conditions for staff and minimise odour nuisance for residents.

Shell Bitufresh applications: You can use Shell Bitufresh across the full range of Shell bitumen grades, including polymer modified bitumen and industrial grades.

Please contact your local Shell sales contact for availability in your country.

Shell Bitumen Fresh - Developed for low odour application in residential and urban areas

The Shell Bitumen Fresh portfolio is an easy and effective solution designed to minimise bitumen odours, so offering a “fresh” benefit to local residents, plant personnel and the asphalt manufacturing business.

Long-lasting effectiveness

The Shell Bitumen Fresh portfolio contains Shell Bitufresh, an additive whose innovative formulation is designed to neutralise the substances that cause odours to be released from bitumen. This effective mechanism is fundamentally different from other bitumen additives, which work by masking the smell.

After appropriate addition, Shell Bitufresh is designed to maintain a low odour profile of the bitumen during the manufacture of the asphalt mixture through to the laying of the pavement. After proper dosing, the reduction of bitumen odour should persist for at least two weeks under normal storage conditions.

Pre-dosed for minimal disruption

As Shell Bitumen Fresh comes pre-dosed with the correct level of Shell Bitufresh, no changes are required to the asphalt production process where Shell Bitumen Fresh is used. This helps to minimise disruption to your plant operations.

Advantages for you

Shell Bitumen Fresh has been developed to reduce the odour components produced by bitumen without impairing the performance and HSSE characteristics of the bitumen.

Benefits

Shell Bitumen Fresh portfolio is designed for:

  • Effective reduction of bitumen odour during bitumen storage at asphalt mixing and laying operations
  • Improved working conditions for staff
  • Reduced odour nuisance for residents
  • Long lasting bitumen odour neutralisation for a period of at least two weeks
  • No impact on bitumen performance
  • Pre-dosed to help minimise disruption to your asphalt manufacturing operations

Please contact your local Shell sales contact for availability in your country.