RP Polyfiber Va

Joint Sealants

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RP POLYFIBER VA is formulated with selected polymer modified asphalts and polyester fibers. This construction grade material is a hot applied, one-part sealant that provides excellent results under extremely varying conditions of bituminous pavements.  RP POLYFIBER VA is perfect for use in overband applications that are susceptible to tracking and picking up, such as pedestrian foot traffic and vehicle power steering.

 

  • Good bonding characteristics
  • Easy flow application
  • Passes multiple freeze and thaw cycles

Meets various state specifications.

Minimum Pour Temperature350 ºF
Maximum Pour Temperature400 ºF
Resilience40% min
Penetration (150gr/5 sec.)35 – 55
Softening point200 °F min.
Asphalt CompatibilityCompatible
Viscosity, 400 °F4,000 Cp min.
Ductility, 77°F30 cm min.
Flexibility, ASTM D3111 ModifiedPass at -20 °F
Flow, 140 °F3 mm max.
Bitumen Content, ASTM D460 % min.
Tensile Adhesion, ASTM D5329500 % min

Use an agitated, oil-jacketed unit that has separate temperature gauges for both the sealant and the heat transfer fluid.  Take the plastic bag of sealant and load into the kettle one at a time.  Melt only enough material for the day’s activities.  Once melted, additional material can be added as needed.  Material can be safely reheated within the sealants service life. NOTE:  Prolonged heating of the sealant above the maximum safe heating temperature may cause it to gel in the kettle.

To facilitate proper adhesion, the joint or crack should be dry and clear of any dirt, dust, or other contaminates.  Substrate and ambient temperatures must be 40 °F or above.  Proper sizing of the joint will cause the maximum extension/compression to not exceed 50% of the width.  Joints or random cracks of ¼” or less are difficult to properly clean prior to applying the sealant.

The service life when heated to application temperature is approximately 12 hours. Adding fresh material to the melter as sealant is being used will extend the service life. Product shall be agitated during installation. Any material that has exceeded the service life should be removed from the melter and discarded.

Packaging

30 lbs. per unit - 65 Units per Pallet - 1,950 lbs. per Pallet

35 lbs. per unit - 60 Units per Pallet - 2100 lbs. per Pallet