Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 07, 2012
Coal tar sealer has been used to seal asphalt pavements for many years but within the last few years there has been a great deal of research into new and more environmentally friendly products including asphalt based emulsion sealers.
People are familiar with the smell of the noxious odors emitted by a tar sealed pavement. Coal tar sealers can also burn the skin after prolonged or repeated contact.
Environmental studies and regulations have begun to impact coal tar sealer use in the USA.
Several government agencies already have regulation in place that bans the use of coal tar because coal tar based sealers may pollute our air and ground water.
Coal tar sealers contain PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), which are carcinogenic. The EPA believes it's possible that coal tar sealers containing PAHs may run off into water sewage systems as they deteriorate and be a cause of ground water pollution. Because of this threat of pollution, federal agencies are encouraging states to ban coal tar sealers. Further studies indicate that dust from the sealer can become airborne and pollute air in the surrounding areas with toxic PAHs.
In response to the need for a more environmentally-friendly alternative, Unique Paving Materials Corp. has developed Integra-Seeal, an asphalt emulsion based sealer, which has many benefits over coal tar sealer. Integra-Seal does not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or PAHs that can harm the environment. This new sealer has no noxious odors, is non-flammable, won't burn the skin and is easily cleaned with water (if not allowed to dry). Additionally, Integra-Seal asphalt sealer adheres better to pavement, is more scuff resistant and is more durable with superior UV and water resistance.
For more information on Integra-Seal asphalt emulsion based sealer or Unique Paving Materials Corp. please visit http://www.uniquepavingmaterials.com.
About Unique Paving Materials Corp.
Since 1959, Unique Paving Materials has been working with state regulators and customers on cold mix asphalt projects and providing the information necessary for development of performance targets and environmental regulations. The UNIQUE high-performance cold mix is the benchmark in permanent pavement repair. Call us today, and find out why pavement professionals have long recognized UNIQUE as the industry-standard they count on and trust.