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Shell Cariphalte

They are manufactured by blending high performing polymers with a carefully chosen base bitumen to help create longer life pavements.  The different rheological characteristics of Shell Cariphalte asphalt binders facilitate their use in open graded asphalt, where thicker binder films are required on the aggregate skeleton.


  • Durability- Due to its resistance to permanent deformation and superior resistance to stress compared to conventional bitumen, Shell Cariphalte is the ideal choice for busy roads.
  • Reliability– The reassurance of knowing you have a reliable product created by one of the world’s leading technical specialists in bitumen manufacturing.
  • Adaptability-Specially formulated polymer modified bitumen gives Shell Cariphalte flexible qualities and an ability to adapt to demands the road may throw at you.

The careful selection of polymer types greatly enhances binder performance, improving elasticity, reducing temperature susceptibility and improving adhesion. Pavements based on Shell Cariphalte have been shown to have a longer life with a better resistance to:

  • rutting
  • cracking
  • stripping
  • ageing
  • thermal cracking
  • petroleum based fuels

Shell Cariphalte range is particularly suited to heavy traffic locations such as highways, main roads, airfields, overlaying concrete, roundabouts and bus lanes. Typically we’ve developed products for a combination of the following needs:

  • for use in thin surfacing and stone mastic asphalt (SMA) mixes;
  • for use in drainage (porous) asphalt applications;
  • for an increased level of fuel resistance;
  • for motor-racing circuits and test tracks;
  • for asphalt mixtures designed for high resistance to permanent deformation and high flexibility; and 
  • for high-performance road applications in combination with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement.

In Shell India we have developed Shell Cariphalte 40 Plus designed for heavy traffic locations in areas of very high and variable annual temperatures. Shell Cariphalte 40 Plus has a high softening point and high elastic recovery which make it an ideal choice for this type of pavement stress.

Please visit our global site for the contact details of your local Shell sales person to check availability in your country.

Shell Cariphalte Fuelsafe

Shell Cariphalte Fuelsafe is today’s cost-effective alternative to conventional bitumen for locations that are prone to fuel damage.

Shell Cariphalte Fuelsafe is a binder that improves the resistance of asphalt to the effects of fuel spillage.


When compared to conventional bitumen, Shell Cariphalte Fuelsafe will:

  • Significantly improved fuel resistance;
  • More durable surface mosaic; and
  • Greater resistance to permanent deformation. 

Used in a number of airports, it has proven to be an effective solution to combat the softening effects of minor spills on asphalt, while providing rheological benefits compared to standard paving grades.

Please visit our global site for the contact details of your local Shell sales person to check availability in your country.

Shell Cariphalte Racetrack

Shell Cariphalte Racetrack is a high performance modified bitumen, specifically developed for use in asphalt mixtures on racing circuits.

It has been designed to meet specifically the extreme demands of racing circuit road surfaces- high speeds, varying temperatures and torsional demands.


  • high performing bitumen;
  • proven track record; and
  • high speed application

It is ideally suited to the extreme demands of racetrack circuits.

In the racetrack environment you need a bitumen that continually delivers winning results and Shell Cariphalte Racetrack has proven itself around the world on both Formula 1 and Moto GP racetracks.

  • Formula 1 circuit Sepang, Malaysia;
  • Formula 1 circuit Sakhir, Bahrain;
  • Formula 1 circuits Hockenheim and Nurburgring, Germany;
  • Ferrari’s test track, Fiorano Italy; and
  • Formula 1 circuit, Singapore.

Please visit our global site for the contact details of your local Shell sales person to check availability in your country.

Shell Cariphalte Racetrack Flyer