Rome-Fiumicino is the world’s first intercontinental airport to test Gipave®, the new technology that contains graphene and a specific type of plastic (which is not currently part of the recycling production chain and is usually destined to waste-to-energy plants).

The test’s goal is to confirm the results already achieved on road surfaces, which show increased pavement performance, also under high-stress conditions (due to collision events, high speed, and overheating from braking). To date, the results of the trials conducted in Italy as well as the United Kingdom have shown that this product enhances the asphalt’s performance by making it more resistant to fatigue and thermal excursions-resulting in asphalt pavements that last more than twice as long, with consequent environmental and economic benefits.