Our Nano-Technology based product Ge-Nano enables the use of traditionally available stabilizing agents such as bitumen emulsions at much lower application rates, achieving improved strength characteristics and more water resistant layers in roads at lower unit costs. Our nano-technology based product has eliminated the use of cement completely.
A stronger pavement or a pavement constructed using predominantly locally available materials would allow for optimization of pavement layer design. This development in road construction involving the use of NANO-TECHNOLOGY, is a game-changer that will dramatically improve the provision of roads at an affordable unit cost.
By using GE-NANO in your pavement construction process, you will be giving your pavement a STRONG sub-base that will help the pavement to hold up to traffic, erosion and weather. Engineers should always be striving to meet budget constraints without compromising on quality and pavement performance, GE-NANO is the product to make sure you provide a high quality pavement layer at a cost that you will be happy with.
Some soils cannot be economically stabilised using conventional stabilising materials, or could present problems resulting in severe premature distress on roads at considerable cost. Typical “problem soils” include materials containing:
Identifying the basic composition of generally available materials and of “problem soils” along with laboratory testing with our nano-technology stabilising products will lead to selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective stabilising agent to improve the characteristics of these materials for use in the upper road pavement layers. Note that GE-NANO would have its key ingredient composition adjusted to suit the soil being stabilised. This adjustment would be done as part of the design process.
Such an approach would lower the risk to both the designer and the road authority and lead to the cost-effective use of generally available materials in the upper layers of the pavement structure, especially for the design of lower category roads.
NANO-SIL is an affordable NANO-TECHNOLOGY organo-silane pavement seal, designed specifically to extend the life of new and older pavements. All pavements, even new pavements will have either pin holes, or some form of fatigue manifesting as surface cracks, which ultimately will be the cause of potholes or other pavement damage.
Our NANO-SIL ‘Pavement Life Extender’ will seal pavements with a clear, initially water soluble, breathable ‘Nano Organosilane and Nano Polymer mixture’ that seals the road surface, greatly reducing water permeability, while remaining breathable. The oxidation rate of the bitumen in the asphalt is therefore reduced, keeping the asphalt from becoming brittle and susceptible to fatigue cracking.
Breathability is paramount to future longevity of any pavement. Water that has permeated into the pavement is still able to evaporate in the form of vapor, but water particles or droplets cannot penetrate. Therefore the continual existing ‘Wet/Dry’ cycles experienced in current pavements is eliminated. The Asphalt, Chip Seal or Cape Seal surface as well as the base and sub base courses can now be protected from water ingress.
Flexible pavements benefit from timeous maintenance interventions to prevent water ingress into the pavements layer, leading to accelerated pavement damage. NANO-SIL can be used as a cost effective maintenance treatment or holding action to seal and waterproof surface cracks, thereby extending the pavement life.
This nano-polymer modified emulsion usually breaks in 15 to 30 minutes, making a very quick drying prime. The nano-size particles offer improved penetration of up to 8mm into the pavement bases, even dense crushed stone bases. This results in an excellent bond between the pavement surface and base. NANO-PRIME is applied at low emulsion spray rates and being water based, there are no emissions of volatiles.
NANO-PRIME should be stored between 5 - 45°C in a shaded, dry area away from sunlight, heat ignition, source of sparks, rain and standing water.
The container lid should be securely fastened every time it is used. Its shelf life is 24 months.