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FM Conway is the first UK asphalt manufacturer to own and operate a Polymer Modified Bitumen (PMB) plant. This enables us to produce PMB ensuring that we can continue to develop high-quality materials that evolve with industry requirements.

Bitumen Terminal

Our Thames-side bitumen terminal at Imperial Wharf Gravesend in the South-East of England was commissioned in 2014. The next step to further FM Conway’s self-delivery ethos saw the development of a PMB plant, at the terminal in 2017.

The increase in demand for PMB has been proportional to the increased demand for penetration grade bitumen, due to the growing pressure for higher-quality road surfaces. The incorporation of PMB in surface course asphalt mixes provides benefits such as:

  • Deformation resistance
  • Greater elasticity
  • Improved durability
  • Reduced temperature susceptibility
  • Improved cohesion and adhesion
  • Improved durability = extended lifespan, reducing carbon

Coupled with this, the research and development facilities at FM Conway’s Technology Centre, allows the manufacture of bespoke PMB materials to suit individual projects.

Contact our Aggregates and Asphalt Sales Team on 0800 276 1122 for further information.

Bitumen Products
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The SurePol Range

A range of polymer modified bitumen solutions.

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