Polyphosphoric acid (PPA) is a proven modifier that improves the properties of asphalt binder. It has been used successfully for over 40 years and is now broadly used, either as a standalone modifier or in combination with various polymers.
The benefits of PPA are demonstrated in conventional and Superpave™ testing procedures, as well as in the new Multiple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) tests. ICL Phosphate Specialities offers PPA in a variety of concentrations. Most widely used are 105 and 115%. Both perform similarly, with 105% providing a lower viscosity option, and 115% a more concentrated and more viscous versions. Which is chosen depends on the customer’s preferences and plant design.
ICL offers a complete package: In addition to the various grades available, we offer a broad variety of packaging options including drums, totes, and bulk. We also offer engineering and formulation support and— as part of long-term contract arrangements— our state-of-the-art PADS® units (Polyphosphoric Acid Delivery Systems). PADS units are designed for handling bulk shipments. PADS II® units have been flexibly designed to handle drums or totes, and are intended for start-up and smaller volume users.
Polyphosphoric Acid Benefits
Cost Effective Asphalt Binder Modifier:
Polyphosphoric acid (PPA) is a proven modifier that improves the properties of asphalt binder.