Reconophalt™ brings no increased environmental risk and substantial broader sustainability and performance benefits to our customers and their communities.
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Downer conducted research and development for Reconophalt™ for over two years. In an Australian-first, Downer’s Reconophalt™ has been approved for use in road construction by the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) under a Resource Recovery Order and Exemption.
Following 18 months of extensive testing under a program designed in conjunction with the NSW EPA, including the potential leaching of BPA and release of microplastics, we have proven Reconophalt™ brings no increased environmental risk compared to standard asphalt while providing considerable sustainability and performance benefits.
Reconophalt has also received the first cradle-to-grave lifecycle assessment for an asphalt product, in a world first for such a product. Download the Environmental Product Declaration.
Recycled materials coupled with an innovative product mix design increases the fatigue life of Reconophalt™ asphalt, improving durability and resistance to cracking.
Performance testing of some Reconophalt™ products have shown up to 65% improvement in fatigue life and superior deformation resistance for withstanding heavy vehicular traffic.
Reconophalt™ is cost-competitive with standard asphalt. The pricing for the product is dependent on several factors which are highly variable and dependent on the composition of the material and percentage of recycled content. However, if we analyse the performance of the product over time, Reconophalt™ provides a superior resistance to deformation for withstanding heavy vehicular traffic compared to standard asphalt. Therefore, whole of life costs are significantly less when Reconophalt™ is compared to standard asphalt applied in the same application.