SMA – VIATOP
Successful solution with VIATOP® fibres for STONE MASTIC ASPHALT. (SMA)
- High resistance to permanent deformation
- Excellent skid resistance
- Reduced waterspray
- Elimination of aquaplaning
- Increased visibility of road markings
- Reduced glare at night from reflections of lights
- Superior durability
- Low noise level
- Decreased life-time-costs
SMA pavements last 20 years and even longer!!!
Adding VIATOP®, a granulate from modified cellulose fibres, to the asphalt mix stabilizes it. Those road surfaces demonstrate an exceptional high resistance to deformation - even in the heaviest traffic - and have an extremely long product life.
The main field of application is the stone mastic construction method (SMA). This is a road bitumen pavement having a special formulation. Based on its qualitative superiority when compared with conventional pavements, VIATOP® reinforced SMA has, in the last 25 years, become the pavement choice No. 1 on European roads. Overseas SMA with JRS fiber is increasingly becoming the standard road pavement.
With other types of asphalt construction methods such as noise-reducing asphalt, thin layer asphalt or asphalt binder courses, our fibers also help to substantially improve the quality and, in doing so, the economy.