Polymer Pavements, also known as Polyroads, has its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa and is represented in eighteen countries on four continents Polymer Pavements manufactures and develops environmentally friendly Smart Materials for road construction, low cost road seals, factory floors, dust control, barrier liners and spray-on geoliners for dams.
These Smart Materials includes in-situ material binders, soil modifiers, asphalt modifiers and elastomeric mortar admixtures.
Smart Materials challenges the core of conventional road construction and design, by bringing in unprecedented resilient modulus flexibility, which is required for Mechanistic-Empirical (ME) road designs. Smart Materials, reduces the number of supporting aggregate layers for cement modified/stabilized flexible and rigid road designs, and the re by substantially reducing construction costs.
During the past 70 years, a number of countries have been researching and developing various polymeric admixtures in modified concrete mortars. Today, the USA,Germany, Japan have Standard Specifications for polymer modified mortars and concretes. However, in general the construction industry has been pedestrian in adopting technology.
Smart Materials have been developed as a renaissance to the stoic road construction industry. Layered pavement designs have not changed for the last 100 years.
Polymer Pavements aims to be the foremost developer of Material Sciences for the Mining and Construction Industry. Smart Materials enables the utilization of in-situ and waste materials, to mitigate carbon emissions that are traditionally associated with conventional construction methodologies.