Aggregate Industries launches 'industry-first' carbon-neutral SuperLow asphalt

Major UK construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has launched an improved SuperLow range of asphalt, which includes a claimed industry-first carbon-neutral offering.
Asphalt Plants, Equipment & Applications / October 15, 2020
By Guy Woodford
Aggregate Industries' improved SuperLow range of asphalt includes a claimed industry-first carbon-neutral offering

Following its parent company LafargeHolcim becoming the first construction materials company to sign the Net Zero Pledge and the recent launch of its ECOPact low carbon concrete, this is the latest in a series of steps taken towards more sustainable materials by Aggregate Industries. 

While SuperLow is already an established brand in the Aggregate Industries range, new SuperLow features reduced carbon levels when compared to standard asphalt as it is made at reduced temperatures. All remaining emissions are then offset through carbon reduction projects on the customer's behalf through Aggregate Industries' offsetting partner, Circular Ecology, all without any change to product performance. 

Customers do not need to do anything different. There's no extra paperwork or additional steps - Aggregate Industries takes care of the carbon offsetting and ensures the SuperLow provided is absolutely carbon-neutral.

Guy Edwards, chief executive officer at Aggregate Industries, said: "New, improved SuperLow is yet another step we are taking to supply more sustainable construction materials for the country to build greener.

"We are a driving force in decarbonising our industry, proven by us becoming the first materials supplier to achieve PAS 2080 verification by demonstrating continuous improvement in reducing the whole life carbon emissions across the entirety of our operations and supply chain, and the recent launch of ECOPact. Our improved SuperLow offering is the next step in this journey."

SuperLow doesn't just offer sustainability benefits. With the mix requiring lower temperatures than traditional asphalts, SuperLow also cools to trafficking temperature quicker, meaning repairs and resurfacing take less time. The cooler temperature also reduces binder ageing

and enhances in-service life expectancy, meaning roads stay operational for longer. The SuperLow solution is available across a wide range of asphalt products, from the low-noise SuperThin to the vibrant SuperColour.

Chris Hudson, managing director of Asphalt at Aggregate Industries, said: "We're delighted with the launch of the new, improved SuperLow solution, and can't wait to offer our customers the industry's first carbon-neutral asphalt.

"Our customers will not only benefit from the product's sustainability credentials and great performance, but also the same great service they have come to expect from Aggregate Industries over the years."

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