"GREEN MIX HAWAII" FOAMED ASPHALT
"Green Mix Hawaii" foamed asphalt is environmentally friendly and is designated a "green product" by BuildingGreen.com
Asphalt parking lots have never exactly been considered "green", but Alakona Corp. is changing that situation by offering "Green Mix Hawaii" foamed asphalt starting April of 2009. A procedure proven around the world
Widely used throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, foamed asphalt is used as a base course in the rehabilitation of existing pavements and the construction of new asphalt installations. Eligible for points for LEED approval
From a sustainable design perspective, foamed asphalt has been designated a "green product" suitable for inclusion in a project’s LEED certification application in the areas of Construction Waste Management, Resource Reuse, Recycled Content, Regional Materials and Innovation in Design. A "green" production process
Conventional hot mix asphalt requires virgin aggregates to be super-heated to 325 °F before being coated with hot asphalt cement. It is a very energy-intensive process with significant greenhouse emissions.
"Green Mix Hawaii" foamed asphalt is produced with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements (RAP), and involves a cold mixing process—you can hold it in your hand as soon as it comes out of the mill. Energy use is a small fraction of the process and there are no greenhouse emissions. Foamed Asphalt?
The term foamed asphalt is derived from the blending process. A small amount of water is blended with a small amount of hot asphalt cement, causing it to foam, not unlike a freshly poured soda, and making it well-suited for mixing with the unheated RAP. Environmental benefits and cost savings
Alakona Corp. is proud to announce the first plant in Hawaii producing "Green Mix Hawaii" foamed asphalt. We can offer our customers significant cost savings and the environmental benefits associated with this exciting product.
For more information on foamed asphalt visit us at www.alakona.com (808) 833-1991
For more information on foamed asphalt from the people who manufacture the mixing plant, visit www.wirtgenamerica.com/fa/coast.html