Cyclogen® is an emulsion manufactured from a naphthenic crude stock. Naphthenic base is wax free, has a natural low pour point and has excellent natural solvency ability allowing it to penetrate and absorb.
Cyclogen® recycling oils restore select maltenes which have oxidized from the asphalt binder to re-balance the chemical composition of the aged asphalt binder. Offering benefits similar to Tricor engineered Reclamite® Rejuvenating Oil for fog seal surface treatment application, Cyclogen® increases penetration values / decreases micro viscosity, rebalancing the Asphalt components described below:
Asphalt can be separated into five groups of components, which have great chemical similarity and behave alike. These groups are:
Asphaltenes are soluble only in the presence of Polar Compounds. The First and Second Acidiffins act as a medium to disperse the dissolved Asphaltenes, and the Saturates develop the setting characteristics of the entire solution.
The ratio of PC/S must be 0.5 or greater to assure these components will not separate. The ratio of (PC+A1) / (S+A2) should be between 0.2 and 1.2 to assure good aging properties. This creates the chemical composition of Cyclogen®.
The benefits of recycling asphalt include: rejuvenating a renewable resource, which has already been paid for by the agency and decreasing landfill disposal. In the hot in place recycling process, Cyclogen assists in decreasing the use of new mix and depletion of aggregate sources while increasing the cost effectiveness in remote or confined geographic areas.
Cyclogen®….a proven product for recycling asphalt.