Flocon asphalt is a form of a synthetic material that is used as a ground paving material in residential areas. It is made out of polyethylene and is known to be durable, water resistant, elastic and fire retardant. In addition it is known to be low maintenance, cost effective and a high heat-resistant pavementing material. Since this type of paving is new and different from the normal asphalt used in the United States, many contractors have yet to learn how to use it successfully.
Flocon asphalt – Effective and a high heat-resistant pavementing material
Flocon asphalt is made from a mixture of polyethylene and granular aluminum. The combination of these two produces a product that when mixed together solidifies into a material that can withstand very high temperatures and is fire retardant. It has a low boiling point, is resistant to petroleum products and is resistant to ozone. It also does not attract oil or grease and dries very fast after it is laid.
Since it is made from polyethylene and aluminum oxide these asphalt materials are also called polyethylene oxide coatings. They have been in use for approximately 40 years now and are used in many countries all over the world as a substitute for asphalt. It is also used in certain industries such as automotive, chemical and oil and gas industry as well as in the building industry as a way of achieving a smooth surface.