In collaboration with Kent County Council and Amey, our graphene-enhanced polymeric supermodifier Gipave® has been trialled in Dartford, Kent. The trial, which has involved the resurfacing of an existing road on East Hill, took place as part of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Smart Places Live Labs programme funded by the Department for Transport.

Gipave has already been used in trials of asphalt resurfacing at many sites in Italy including a number of roads and airport runways. The stretch of road will be closely monitored to see how it holds up against traffic, the summer and the winter weather.

Federica Giannattasio, CEO of Iterchimica, said: “We are proud of working together with Kent County Council and Amey on this trial, which allows us to assess the effectiveness of graphene-enhanced asphalt pavements. Gipave, enhanced by G+ graphene produced by our partner Directa Plus, is an innovative technology that allows to obtain longer-lasting, high-tech, sustainable and 100% recyclable asphalt pavements. Moreover, we are confident that it will represent a technological breakthrough also for the purposes of maintenance and new construction works, generating environmental and economic benefits.”