Bitumen is a useful binder for road construction. Different grades of bitumen like 30/40, 60/70 and 80/ 100 are available on the basis of their penetration values. The steady increase in high traffic intensity in terms of commercial vehicles, and the significant variation in daily and seasonal temperature demand improved road characteristics. Any improvement in the property of the binder is the needed.
Today the availability of the waste plastics is enormous, as the plastic materials have become part and parcel of daily life. They either get mixed with Municipal Solid Waste and/or thrown over land area. If not recycled, their present disposal is either by land filling or by incineration. Both the processes have certain impact on the environment. Under this circumstance, an alternate use for the waste plastics is also the needed.