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The difference starts with the process. Through POET’s patented BPX process, JIVE is given a unique composition compared to other asphalt additives, including other bio-based materials. This no-cook process minimizes heat exposure and allows endogenous corn enzymes to chemically modify the corn oil. This process, along with other downstream processes unique to POET, gives JIVE enhanced utility in asphalt applications.
Incorporating JIVE impacts the high and low temperature of the PG. Each percent inclusion of JIVE (by weight of asphalt binder) lowers the high and low temperature by approximately 2oC.
Customers have seen the same or better mix performance at 45% RAP with JIVE compared to typical 15-25% RAP inclusion without a rejuvenator. RAP sources can vary dramatically, and we suggest performing mix performance tests to ensure asphalt mix quality. POET can assist in this testing. Please contact Tim Norling or Alex McCurdy for more information.
POET currently has 27, going on 28. This network of plants ensures consistent supply and guaranteed delivery.
JIVE should be stored at temperatures greater than 20oF and is best stored between 60-80oF. Storing in temperatures less than 20oF may cause gelling. Should gelling occur, the material can be heated to liquefy for use. Note: JIVE should not be stored at temperatures above 100oF. Recirculation or mixing JIVE can be employed to avoid settling.
JIVE is typically stored in stainless steel tanks, however, carbon steel tanks have been found to be suitable.
Through POET’s network, JIVE is available in a variety of delivery methods which include 25-ton trucks and 100-ton rail cars. POET has its own fleet of rail cars dedicated to this material, along with strong relationships within the transportation industry which aids in assured delivery.
No—JIVE is a product available year-round.
POET has focused on researching, innovating, and creating the best feed products on the market for more than three decades. POET has been selling JIVE commercially since early 2018.
Yes, please contact Tim Norling for more information.
Addition of 3.5% JIVE by weight of asphalt binder provides one PG bump. For example, blending a 64-22 with 3.5% JIVE modifies the PG to a 58-28.
We recommend dosing 8% JIVE by weight of RAP binder up to 35% RAP. The dosing should be increased to 10-12% with higher RAP inclusion depending on the RAP source.
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