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Where Does Elvaloy® RET Improve Pavement Performance

Where Does Elvaloy® RET Improve Pavement Performance

The asphalt modifier, DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET, creates a permanently improved bitumen-based binder that delivers long-lasting performance in well-engineered pavements.

Polymer Modified Asphalt Information for Engineers/Specifiers

Polymer Modified Asphalt Information for Engineers/Specifiers

Tests show that polymer modified asphalt made with Elvaloy® RET can help fight the four main ways pavement often fails: rutting, stripping, cold cracking and fatigue cracking.

Fatigue Cracking | Technical Information

Fatigue Cracking | Technical Information

Asphalt can be made more resistant to thermal and fatigue cracking by increasing binder flexibility and internal resilience at a molecular level. Elvaloy® RET is a reactive terpolymer that "locks in" the extra performance needed for longer wear and wider temperature tolerance.

Anti-Strip Resistance | Properties of Asphalt Binder

Anti-Strip Resistance | Properties of Asphalt Binder

In lab settings and on real projects, paving experts are observing reduced moisture susceptibility and resistance to stripping for binders modified with Elvaloy®.

Impact Modifier Resins

Impact Modifier Resins

DuPont impact modifier resins increase the durability of molded or extruded plastics, particularly those subject to impact forces or cold weather service.

Recycled Packaging Containers Win Eco Award

Recycled Packaging Containers Win Eco Award

DuPont™ Fusabond® compatibilizer adjusts the attraction of mixed plastics to each other through a recycled packaging process, producing a more useful raw material for to manufacture other products.

PVC Modified Polymers in ABS and Polyesters

PVC Modified Polymers in ABS and Polyesters

DuPont™ Elvaloy® PVC modified polymers are highly miscible in PVC, offering opportunities for PVC-based manufacturers to differentiate product performance and more.

Polypropylene Modifiers for Compounds and Alloys

Polypropylene Modifiers for Compounds and Alloys

Polypropylene modifiers are semicrystalline polymers exhibiting very attractive cost-performance balance and easy processability.

Polymer Compatibilizer Resins Aid Recycling

Polymer Compatibilizer Resins Aid Recycling

Adding a polymer compatibilizer between two polymer layers results in finer dispersion, as well as more regular and stable morphologies.

Polyethylene Resin Modifiers

Polyethylene Resin Modifiers

Read about the many uses for DuPont polyethylene resin modifiers.

Polycarbonate Compounds

Polycarbonate Compounds

A number of specialized DuPont™ Elvaloy® resins can be used to make polycarbonate compounds tougher and more.

PBT Impact Resistance

PBT Impact Resistance

Elvaloy® PTW provides super-tough impact resistance while improving hydrolysis resistance of PBT compounds for higher product quality.

Grafted Polyolefin Resins

Grafted Polyolefin Resins

Fusabond® grafted polyolefin resins improve toughness and other end-use performance properties in polymer systems.

Coupling Agents

Coupling Agents

Several DuPont polymer modifiers can be used as coupling agents in filled plastic compounds, often enhancing performance properties.

Anti Static Additives

Anti Static Additives

The direct-feed anti static additives (DuPont™ Entira™ AS resins) can protect packaging aesthetics from dirt and dust pickup, and can reduce static-related hazards in industry.

ABS Impact Modifiers

ABS Impact Modifiers

Compared with other ABS impact modifiers, Elvaloy® increases ABS toughness along with processing advantages.

Rigid PVC Modification

Rigid PVC Modification

DuPont™ Elvaloy® resin modifiers improve the performance and lower the cost of rigid PVC compounds.

PVC Roofing with DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE

PVC Roofing with DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE

The unique PVC roofing membrane plasticizer from DuPont is typically used in low-slope, single-ply commercial roofing membrane systems from leading manufacturers.

PVC Formulations with DuPont™ Elvaloy®

PVC Formulations with DuPont™ Elvaloy®

Read about sample PVC formulations test results and advantages of using Elvaloy® for improved PVC performance.

PVC Compounding with DuPont™ Elvaloy®

Formulating PVC with Polymeric Plasticizers

Formulating PVC with Polymeric Plasticizers

Compared to conventional monomeric and polymeric plasticizers, Elvaloy® resins are higher in molecular weight, helping impart higher tensile strength and tear resistance...

Fold-and-Form No Dig Pipe Liners

Flexible PVC Modification

Flexible PVC Modification

For flexible PVC, DuPont™ Elvaloy® solid-phase (polymeric) plasticizer adds permanent flexibility, enabling the development of higher-value products.

Analysis of Thermoplastics in PVC Pipe Liners

Analysis of Thermoplastics in PVC Pipe Liners

DuPont Senior Technical Specialist, E. R. Griffin, analyzes thermoplastics used in fold-and-form PVC pipe liners.

Impact Modifiers for Nylon PA

Impact Modifiers for Nylon PA

From general-purpose toughness to intermediate and super-tough levels, DuPont nylon impact modifiers meet the unique needs of nylon PA 6 and more.

Surlyn® ionomer as a Nylon Toughener

Surlyn® ionomer as a Nylon Toughener

DuPont™ Surlyn® ionomer resins become finely dispersed in nylon, enabling use of single screw extruders to make toughened alloys.

Ask for Roofing Membranes Made with Elvaloy® KEE

Ask for Roofing Membranes Made with Elvaloy® KEE

Ask for roofing membranes made with DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE to make sure your roofing project has long-lasting performance.

Thermal Cracks | Technical Information

Thermal Cracks | Technical Information

By creating a more resilient binder at a molecular level, DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier can help prevent thermal cracks.

RET vs. SBS Modified Asphalt | Technical Information

RET vs. SBS Modified Asphalt | Technical Information

Extensive test data is available from government agencies, asphalt materials experts and universities, showing Elvaloy® RET to be at least equal, but in most cases superior in performance to SBS-modified asphalt meeting a similar specification grade.

Reactive Polymer | Technical Information

Reactive Polymer | Technical Information

As a reactive polymer, Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier "locks in" improved binder performance.

Pavement Rutting | Technical Information

Pavement Rutting | Technical Information

Tests confirm less pavement rutting with RET-modified binder with DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier.

Preventing Pavement Cracks | Technical Information

Preventing Pavement Cracks | Technical Information

By creating a more resilient binder at a molecular level, DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier can help prevent cold and thermal cracks.

Multiple Stress Creep Recovery

Multiple Stress Creep Recovery

Multiple stress creep recovery (MSCR) testing helps predict rutting.

Modified Binder Information

Modified Binder Information

For asphalt terminals wanting a fast, easy way to supply modified binder, DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET reactive elastomeric terpolymer can be a smart, profitable choice.

Hot Mix Asphalt Information for Contractors

Hot Mix Asphalt Information for Contractors

In hot mix asphalt (HMA), using Elvaloy® RET can save time and money.

Bending Beam Tests | Asphalt Fatigue Cracking

Bending Beam Tests | Asphalt Fatigue Cracking

Bending beam tests demonstrate cold-temperature performance.

Asphalt Binder Information for Producers and Terminals

Asphalt Binder Information for Producers and Terminals

Producing a higher-performing asphalt binder delivers value to contractors and project owners and is often a key requirement for today's more highly engineered paving projects.

Tie Resin Selector Tool

Tie Resin Selector Tool

To help packaging manufacturers choose their best tie resin, DuPont has created a tie resin selector tool.

Composite Paneling with HFFR Coupling

Composite Paneling with HFFR Coupling

Composite paneling with HFFR coupling in core compounds, as well as wire and cable jacketing, can be reliably achieved using DuPont™ Fusabond® functionalized polyolefins.

Fusabond® Resins as Coupling Agents in Halogen-Free Wire & Cable Applications

Fusabond® Resins as Coupling Agents in Halogen-Free Wire & Cable Applications

Extensive trials have been undertaken using Fusabond® E as a coupling agent in halogen-free, flame retardant wire and cable formulations...

DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE Terpolymer Overview

DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE Terpolymer Overview

DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE is a unique ketone ethylene ester (KEE) terpolymer supplied in pellet form to makers of durable low-slope roofing membranes.

Chemical Resistance of DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE

Chemical Resistance of DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE

Products made with Elvaloy® KEE have shown chemical resistance, being used successfully for many years in a variety of chemical environments.

How Does Polymer Modified Asphalt Made with Elvaloy® RET Work

How Does Polymer Modified Asphalt Made with Elvaloy® RET Work

Polymer-modified asphalt made with DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET reduces rutting and fatigue cracking, fights cold cracking, resists stripping and offers "locked-in" enhancements.

What Is Elvaloy® RET Pavement Asphalt Additive

What Is Elvaloy® RET Pavement Asphalt Additive

DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET is supplied as free-flowing pellets that melt into hot asphalt to create a permanently modified asphaltic (bitumen) binder. An RET-modified asphalt remains easy-to-use, but delivers improved long-term resilience and climate resistance.

Masterbatch Carrier Resins

Masterbatch Carrier Resins

As a masterbatch carrier resin for various blends, including PVC, DuPont™ Elvaloy® AC helps efficiently introduce pigments, fillers and performance additives.

Elvaloy® AC Ethylene Acrylate Copolymer Versatility

Elvaloy® AC Ethylene Acrylate Copolymer Versatility

DuPont™ Elvaloy® ethylene acrylate copolymer resins have a substantially higher heat resistance than EVAs and other polar copolymers.

Six Top Packaging Design Ideas

Six Top Packaging Design Ideas

DuPont packaging design ideas help brand owners and manufacturers make history, from a sleeker reclosable cereal box to easier-to-recycle fruit crates to the next generation of innovation.

Efficient Packaging for Products

Efficient Packaging for Products

DuPont collaborates with customers on efficient packaging that protects products by developing optimal packaging that maximizes effectiveness and environmental efficiency.

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

DuPont has a proven history of driving practical, scalable solutions for sustainable packaging based on full life cycle assessment and business-driven collaboration with customers worldwide.

Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging

Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging

DuPont™ Surlyn® delivers the strength, stiffness, and extrudability film converters require for packaging downgauging and to optimize use of petroleum-based materials.

Recyclable Packaging

Recyclable Packaging

DuPont™ Fusabond® helps expand the possibilities of recyclable packaging in Brazil, allowing used agricultural chemical packaging to be transformed and reused as corrugated construction piping.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

DuPont innovations help manufacturers and designers create cost-effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

Energy Saving Packaging Strategies

Energy Saving Packaging Strategies

DuPont works with converters and brand owners to develop energy saving packaging solutions, from making production and shipping more efficient to reducing power costs.

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