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Following completion of the markings and rubber removal, Roadgrip Airports returned to the RAF’s Mount Pleasant base in the Falkland Islands to apply Rhinophalt asphalt preservation.

Our team fully managed the application of Rhinophalt asphalt preservation system to all of the airside asphalt surfaces at Mount Pleasant.

Over 200,000 m2 of Rhinophalt and Rhinodust were applied to the main and secondary runways along with the asphalt taxiways and dispersals.

The Benefits of Rhinophalt

Rhinophalt is both an innovative surface preservation treatment and a sustainable one. It brings a range of measurable operational, financial and environmental benefits.

It works as a cold spray penetrative preservative which extends surface course life and reduces whole life cost, delivering unparalleled performance and protection from weathering, oxidation and traffic wear.

It is fundamentally different to other surface treatment products – such as seal coats, slurry seals or surface dressing in that it treats the existing surfacing course, specifically the bituminous binder which is essential to the overall strength, durability and flexibility of the pavement.

One application on older asphalt surfaces can extend pavement life by an additional 3 to 5 years, delaying the massive cost and disruption of a resurfacing intervention.

Expert Rhinophalt Team

We’re no strangers to the changing elements in the Falkland Islands. It’s normal to experience all four seasons in a day. The Roadgrip team took this in their stride and worked around the weather to complete the job on time.

Works on the runway were carried out at night around airfield operations, ensuring runway markings were in place for the following day.

If you would like to know more about our global airport and airfield maintenance services, visit Roadgrip Airports or contact our professional team about your project. We can provide quick and competitive quotes on runway marking, rubber removal, paint removal, airfield grooving, Rhinophalt preservation, AGL and more.