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Steelphalt Pave The Way Overseas

posted 24 Apr 2012, 08:02 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 24 Apr 2012, 08:04 ]
Road surface specialist, SteelPhalt, hosted a visit by highway engineers from the Republic of Slovenia at their Templeborough facility recently. The fact-finding mission to the company's site on Sheffield Road could pave the way to the use of locally produced steel slag aggregate for asphalt applications in Slovenia.

SteelPhalt, who were recently featured in The Star Business Weekly publication, have been developing and manufacturing high performance asphalt products UK roads since the 1960s, sourcing slag cost effectively from the surrounding steel industry and providing a sustainable way of making asphalt, with at least 95 per cent of the product the result of the recycling process.

SteelPhalt works in partnership with councils, local authorities and contractors nationwide to deliver durable roads for a sustainable world.

During their visit, the Slovenian delegation toured the plant and explored the full range of SteelPhalt products, as well as meeting local authority specialists from Rotherham Borough Council, which has been using the products on roads throughout South Yorkshire for over 70 years.

Dean Raynor, commercial manager at SteelPhalt, said: "We already have operations in the Slovenian steel industry through our parent company Harsco.

"What they do not have there at the moment, though, is the technology that could help them successfully develop asphalt from steel slag aggregates.

"This meeting could prove extremely important if it leads to us developing SteelPhalt technology for this new and developing market."

The exceptional strength and durability of SteelPhalt's steel slag products extends the life of roads and lengthens road maintenance intervals for resurfacing.

It achieves high skid resistance - enhancing road safety for both drivers and pedestrians - and maintains it throughout the whole life of the road, also avoiding the use of quarried materials and the landfill of residual slag product.

Part of the Harsco Metals Group, SteelPhalt specialises in the conversion of steel slag into a surface course for road making. The company's products include SteelStop, SteelSurf, SteelPave and SteelFlow.

Source: Rothbiz