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How cold asphalt works?

  1. Feb 18, 2012 #1
    How do these new cold asphalts, that allow to repair potholes filled with water work? What chemistry/mechanism allows them to be so easy to manipulate at normal temperature and then rapidly solidify in a permanent road solution?
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2012 #2

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    Wikipedia seems to have some insight on the process:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphalt_concrete

     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 #3
    Thank you for your answer. I have read the Wikipedia article. However I think that it refers to cold asphalt that is used for temporary solutions, and surely does not seem to work in potholes filled with water. I am referring to a new kind of cold asphalt, as shown in the following video - . It's easy to find different sites of different producers of this asphalt, but none that I found explains how it works.
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