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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.

The Bugatti circuit of Le Mans starts afresh, thanks to Shell Cariphalte Racetrack

Nov 15, 2016

After over 12 years of heavy use, the Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans has undergone renovation to replace its top layer of asphalt. Despite the excellent structure of the existing track, the renovation was necessary because of the performance needs of the various races its hosts. Motorcycles in particular, are sensitive to the change of adhesion offered by the track throughout its lifetime.

Shell opens advanced bitumen solutions centre in China

Nov 14, 2016

Shell Bitumen officially opened its new Shell Bitumen China Solutions Centre (BCSC), located within the Hongyi Technology Industrial Area, Songjiang District in Shanghai.  It replaces Shell Bitumen’s solutions centre in Beijing, China.

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