STUDIED CASES

The applications of the anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix) may undoubtedly be numerous and various: hereinafter we report some considerations on specific fields that may obtain special advantage using the anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix), it being understood that it is possible to perform tests in the field that allow to personally verify the advantages of the anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix).

  • PARKING AREAS AT SUPERMARKETS / HOSPITALS


    Paving parking areas and yards at shopping centres and/or supermarkets with anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix) means facilitating the access, as well as the arrival of customers, even in unfavourable conditions, allowing a further competitive advantage compared to the competition: it will be natural for users to do shopping where they can notice a lower presence of ice and snow in yards and parking areas near big-distribution structures (supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping centres).

    The accessibility of public spaces such as hospitals is even more crucial. In such places, the usual problems combine with users who definitely need to be protected as best as possible, in order to avoid the dangers of ice and snow even to pedestrian in particular health conditions.
  • COMPANY YARDS


    In the yards of companies paved with anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix), there are fewer difficulties for the operators when such yards are covered with snow or ice.

    Such yards are often a place for loading and unloading goods, that cannot be done in case of frost or snow. This involves significant costs for stopping activities or, anyway, costs for removing the snow.

    To provide the yards with a paving made with anti-ice and anti-snow asphalt (mix) means being able to carry out one’s activity with the minimum risks and the maximum economical yield, even in case of heavy frost or snowfalls.

    All features indicated for business activities, the service industry and the handicraft increase as regards parking areas and yards of industries For this category where everything is larger (from the turnover to the size of parking areas and yards, to the amount of handled goods), being subject to the difficulties involved by unfavourable atmospheric conditions, such as snow and ice, might cause serious economic losses, that can be avoided using the anti-snow / anti-ice asphalt (mix).
  • AIRPORTS


    More efficient airports, with paving of strips and nearby areas (such as inner junctions and parking areas) with anti-snow /anti-ice asphalt (mix).

    Sudden snowfalls are actually often the cause of considerable discomfort both for users and economic operators: the use of an asphalt (mix) that can reduce the stay time of the snow and the formation of ice could prevent and considerably reduce delays that are often caused by runways covered with snow.
  • SKI RESORTS AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGES

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    At alpine villages, the snow, that is usually an economic resource, may become a reason for slowing down the function of wealth itself: this happens when it makes traffic conditions harder.

    To free such surfaces from snow and ice involves considerable costs that influence the profitability of tourist operators and of the community in general. A paving of such areas with anti-ice / anti-snow asphalt (mix) would improve the road conditions, both for vehicles and pedestrians, allowing a better stay of tourists and a lower cost for local realities, both public and private.
  • LOCAL INSTITUTIONS (MUNICIPALITIES, PROVINCES, AND REGIONS)


    Public institutions can obtain high advantages for the whole community thanks to the use of anti-snow / anti-ice asphalt (mix): from local to regional contexts, there are many opportunities of intervening.

    On the local level, in addition to road paving, Municipalities can use the anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix) for all areas used by pedestrians, that are notoriously harder to clear (pavements are often covered by the snow removed by snowploughs), and represent a considerable area of risk for all pedestrians. The anti-ice and anti-snow asphalt (mix), therefore, can be used even on pavements, thus reducing risks for pedestrians.

    In municipal areas, crossings and roundabouts may be points where it can be hard to remove snow, although they are nerve centres for traffic, where accidents are more frequent: even in this case, a considerable part of the relevant problems would be reduced thanks to the anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix).

    On provincial level, bridges and viaducts are another crucial point, where it is easyer and more frequent for the snow to stay or the ice to form, that often constitutes a dangerous situation for car drivers coming, just a few metres before, from a road surface in better conditions.

    On regional level, using the anti-snow and anti-ice asphalt (mix) on motorways would make the road system easier to use, that would contribute to avoiding accidents or long tailbacks that often characterize the winter periods under snowy conditions.