Research and Development

Research and Development

Road Science’s Research and Development facility is located at Mount Maunganui and is focused on a programme of innovations to deliver better value and quality road solutions to customers. With New Zealand’s experts on bitumen, emulsion and polymer modified products, Road Science has the best equipment and technology to give you the best advice.

Development Process

With ever constrained maintenance budgets, the upkeep of the New Zealand’s roads are becoming more challenging every year. Road Science understands this and employs targeted development to create solutions to make our customers’ lives easier.

Research and Development at Road Science takes a practical approach underpinned by science. We work closely with customers and the operational teams who will be applying the product to ensure our products are robust and fit for purpose.

What makes us different is that we see the product right from conception through to full scale delivery. We do this through a development process that has been tailored to meet the needs of the industry. Through our industry leading laboratory services and development partners we can rapidly prototype and trial a solution with the people who will actually be using it.

The team applied this process to develop both material and technology based solutions that solve some of the greatest challenges faced by the industry.

Our Capabilities

  • Emulsion
  • Polymer modifier bitumen
  • Cold applied Resins
  • IoT

Our Achievements

  • World leading emulsions
  • PMB
  • Epoxy modified bitumen
  • Beer bottle sand
  • Ultra mender
  • Solving plastic problem – Plas Mix
  • H2S mitigation
  • Zeus

A big part of Road Science’s work involves collaboration with customers to identify solutions for challenging road surfacing and construction situations. Contact us to discuss your particular needs.

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