Bitumen Modification 101
The polymer modification of bitumen can be a complex process difficult to understand for many stakeholders. The Bitumen Modification 101 Series was developed to highlight the best practices and various aspects of using Kraton polymers in bituminous applications in an approachable, yet comprehensive way — serving as a reliable resource to the entire bitumen (asphalt binder) industry.
Using high loading levels of SBS may not always be feasible due to incompatible asphalt binder or high formulation viscosity. Fortunately, Kraton offers many specialized low-viscosity SBS grades with enhanced asphalt binder compatibility. Our global technical service and research team is available to provide formulation assistance.