Technical textiles for asphalt covers. Flame retardant according to the norms and regulations en vigour. Silicone coated polyester especially designed for asphalt covers. The fluorised lacquer provides extra protection. The technical textile is extreme heat resistant (to 180°C).
Bitumen and asphalt, primarily used for paving roads, are sticky, black and highly viscous or semi-solid oil-based materials. They are typically stored and transported at temperatures around 150°C (300°F). The tippers carrying asphalt need to be covered properly to prevent heat loss and to protect against rain or snow. In cold climates, asphalt must be additionally protected with a cold-resistant cover which prevents condensation. Sioen has developed a special technical textile to protect asphalt and bitumen during transportation.