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PRODUCT PROFILE
AUTHOR Mark Richardson

Runway Reliability -

STABLE SOILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
FAULTED JOINTS on airport runways, taxiways, and
aprons aren't necessarily anyone's fault. Sometimes
it is simply a matter of time and moisture and
the slow, steady movement of soils beneath the
surface. For busy airfields with no time or budget
for full depth repair and replacement, URETEK
and its industry-leading 486 Star polymer are the
winning combination that keeps critical airport
assets smooth and stable for years to come.
"The strengths of UR ETEK
Deep Injection (UDI) are most easily
appreciated on airport projects," says
Mark Richardson, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing at URETEK.
"UDI performs just as well in other
pavement preservation applications, but
the strict specifications, tight schedules,
and need for rapid mobilization are
never more critical than when we take
on an airport project."
Since 1989, the company has
specialized in precision high-density

polyurethane foam (HDPF) injection,
all based around a unique, twopart polymer with industry-leading
hydrophobic properties.
"As our industry has grown, more
and more people have become aware of
the clear choice between traditional 'rip
and replace' pavement repair and HDPF
injection. But when the discussion
becomes a comparison between
different types of HDPF injection, it
really all comes down to the material
used," added Richardson.
UR ETEK 486 Star polymer
is a two-component, high-density,
expanding thermoset polyurethane
system. It was developed to be the
ideal solution for under-sealing, void
filling, lifting of settled pavement,
stabilizing and stiffening weak soils,
and for encapsulating and sealing
buried infrastructure. URETEK 486
Star is environmentally inert, nontoxic, and resists underground water
erosion or weakening due to its inherent
hydro-insensitivity.
According to Richardson, "Our
polymer forms properly in the presence
of water and doesn't break down over
time when exposed to moisture. What
this means to our clients is that they

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can rely on the specifications we quote
for our product, and the results we
warranty for UDI. When we stabilize
the soils beneath a runway or taxiway,
our clients can count on a long future
without another soil problem."
Key features of URETEK's 486
Star polymer are largely credited with
the product's success. For concrete
pavements, the small hole diameter
required results in far less overall
slab weakening. Furthermore, the
product is water resistant and creates a
dimensionally stable structural polymer
even when injected into wet soils. The
rapid curing of URETEK's polymer
provides precise control over the repair
process, and the highly controllable
486 Star material allows for precision
adjustments to 1/8". Finally, with a twoyear warranty against future settlement,
airport administrators can rely on UDI
to solve problems today and well into
the long-term future.
Despite all the advantages that
come from using a superior HDPF
polymer, URETEK relies heavily on
the experience and expertise of its crews.
With more than 85,000 successful
projects completed and over 50,000
miles of pavement rehabilitated to date,
the repeated success of UDI is largely
made possible by the accumulated
knowledge of URETEK's management
and crew leaders.
URETEK's representatives and
operations teams bring decades of
practical engineering, geotechnical,
chemical, construction, and pavement
experience to every airport project.
According to Richardson, "Our
engineering group consults with
our f ield operations personnel on
every airport job, designing specific



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence: Statistically Speaking...
Industry Update
The FBO Customer Experience Beyond COVID-19
Switching Seats: COVID-19's Impact on the Terminal
Data Security and Privacy at Commercial Airports
A Private Affair
Creating Quality Customer Service
Designing the 'Airport of the Future'
Will Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing be the Next Disruptor?
An Airport Takes Off
Totally Boggus: Clearing the Air
Proactive Technology Strategies for Airlines to Succeed Post COVID-19
Looking to Upgrade Your Sustainability Practices? Ask These Questions First
Product Profile: Runway Reliability - Stable Soils Make the Difference
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Airport Business - Inside the Fence: Statistically Speaking...
Airport Business - 7
Airport Business - Industry Update
Airport Business - 9
Airport Business - The FBO Customer Experience Beyond COVID-19
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Airport Business - Switching Seats: COVID-19's Impact on the Terminal
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Airport Business - Data Security and Privacy at Commercial Airports
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Airport Business - A Private Affair
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Airport Business - Creating Quality Customer Service
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Airport Business - Designing the 'Airport of the Future'
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Airport Business - Will Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing be the Next Disruptor?
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Airport Business - An Airport Takes Off
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Airport Business - Totally Boggus: Clearing the Air
Airport Business - Proactive Technology Strategies for Airlines to Succeed Post COVID-19
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Airport Business - Looking to Upgrade Your Sustainability Practices? Ask These Questions First
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Airport Business - Product Profile: Runway Reliability - Stable Soils Make the Difference
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