Method for Coating Mineral Granules to Improve Bonding to Hydrocarbon-based Substrate and Coloring of Same

Sponsor: University of Michigan – MI Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

PI: Ralph Hodek

Provided are compositions comprising stamp sand granules embedded in asphalt, where the stamp sand granules comprise a silane coating. Additionally provided are methods of making a silane-coated stamp sand, the methods comprising combining stamp sand granules and a silane solution to form a mixture and drying the mixture. Additionally provided are methods of  covering a surface, the methods comprising combining silane-coated particles and asphalt to provide a mixture and distributing the mixture on the surface.

Ralph J. Hodek
Ralph J. Hodek