DuraTherm™ is a thermoplastic material that can be inlaid into imprinted asphalt, laid on top of asphalt or laid on top of asphalt and then imprinted with StreetPrint™. It is extremely resistant to wear caused by traffic.
DuraTherm™ thermoplastic decorative asphalt surfacing is:
- Highly visible, ideal for bold and safety-oriented installations
- Extremely resistant to wear caused by traffic
- Very customisable – invent our own design
- Fast to install, keeping disruption to a minimum.
Tests in laboratory conditions as well is in actual use under extreme weather and traffic conditions have proven that DuraTherm™ will maintain its bold look for many years. DuraTherm™ has been laid throughout the world over many years, with outstanding results.
Different methods for different effects
Method 1, Inlaid DuraTherm™. When DuraTherm™ is installed into imprinted asphalt, the process starts with StreetPrint™. A specialized pavement heater that gently softens the existing asphalt. A template in the chosen decorative pattern is then pressed into the surface. Pre-cut sections of DuraTherm™ are then set into these impressions and the pavement heater is used again to fuse DuraTherm™ to the asphalt surface. The result is a surface that is integral and completely flush with the asphalt.
Method 2, StreetBond XD™. DuraTherm™ can also be installed on top of an existing asphalt surface. The asphalt substrate is cleaned and smoothed. Then desired design and colour of DuraTherm™ is laid in the desired position and infrared heat is applied to weld it firmly to the asphalt.
Method 3, StreetPrint XD™. A combination of the above. First, DuraTherm™ is installed on top of an existing asphalt surface, and then StreetPrint™ technology is used to imprint a debossed shape or design into the DuraTherm™.
DuraTherm™ has seen a wide variety of uses internationally.