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From waste to resource: The role of bitumen technology in recycled roads

Feb 14, 2019

With the global growth in transport, there is greater demand for the infrastructure sector to deliver cleaner paving solutions, from roads to runways. Asphalt, one of the world’s most recycled materials1, has been exemplary in demonstrating the circular economy in action. The increasing interest in asphalt recycling and the use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) is rooted in benefits that are well-documented. In addition to reducing construction costs, recycling asphalt can also help to conserve resources.

A bridge to China’s future

Oct 22, 2018

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world’s longest sea crossing. It spans 55 kilometres of water and is designed to withstand typhoons as well as soaring temperatures.

Make the Future with Coloured Asphalt

Sep 10, 2018

This past July, Shell Bitumen presented its Shell Mexphalte C binder for coloured asphalt tunnel at the Make the Future Live annual festival in London. Make the Future Live is a space for some of the smartest thinkers and most curious minds that attracts students, entrepreneurs and industries to explore what a lower-carbon energy future might look like.

Celebrating 50 years of Shell Cariphalte

Apr 30, 2018

For the past century, innovation has been at the heart of what we do in the bitumen business. There have been many milestones along the way and in 2018 we celebrate an important anniversary. More than 50 years ago, we carried out the first trials on sequenced co-polymers for roadway applications, and went on to officially trademarked Shell Cariphalte in 1972.

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