At the forefront of recycled road materials
The result is a local, readily available and sustainable supply of Fly Ash Bound Materials (FABMs) to local authorities, contractors and utility companies in Staffordshire. These companies are responsible for road maintenance, civil engineering, pavement laying and the repair, reinstatement and any other ground construction work across the region.
|"Satisfying the latest British Standards specification for Highway Works"||Quality, consistency and reliability are the key attributes that underpin the FABMs we supply. This gives specifiers the confidence to know materials from Power Minerals Ltd. will meet their exact requirements, both in performance and satisfying the latest British Standards, including the 800 series of the specification for Highway Works.|
Using FABMs to replace road base and sub-base results in important environmental and sustainability benefits. It avoids landfill, it reduces the need for virgin aggregates and the carbon dioxide emissions involved in extracting and producing primary materials allows an almost entirely recycled road to be laid.
Pioneer of the region's roads
The batching plant at Rugeley has pioneered road recycling in Staffordshire, with the first trial of FABM use in 1997. Since then it has been the choice for major schemes around the region such as the Burntwood Bypass Phases 2 and 3.
The Benefits of FABMs
FABMs consist of 97% recycled materials and are a combination of pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and one or more aggregate components whose performance relies on pozzolanic properties of the PFA, which means with the inclusion of lime it hardens underwater.
The rate of hardening of the PFA/lime mixture is longer than that of ordinary Portland cement which brings significant advantages:
- Immediate trafficking of material and extended handling times.
- Slow development of strength and stiffness