[image_0]Kraton and TNK Bitumen Performance, a unit of TNK-BP, a Russian oil company and producer of TNK Alfabit, a polymer-modified bitumen, have partnered for the realisation of the pavement. According to Raceway officials, the new track meets the highest requirements of international circuits and recently qualified for FIA grade 1T, which will enable the Moscow Raceway to host competitions of any level from National Cup to international automotive and motorcycling championships.[image_1]"Kraton scientists in Amsterdam and the TNK Bitumen team worked closely together to develop the ideal TNK Alfabit binder formulation using Kraton D1192 ," said Marek Kowalczyk, Sales Manager Central Eastern Europe, Kraton Polymers. "Kraton D1192 offers enhanced polymer compatibility, and lower modified asphalt viscosity. Its durability and resistance to aging result in high pavement quality that we believe will stand up to Moscow's regional climate of harsh winters and hot summers," he concluded. "TNK Alfabit increases the guaranteed service life of a road from two-three to seven-ten years without interim repairs compared with ordinary binder," said Andrey Chirkin, PU leader of TNK Bitumen, TNK-BP.