This work deals with the effect of the concentration of microsphere of silicon oxide (MS) in SBS-modified asphalt.
A series of blends having 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 % w/w of MS were prepared from a SBS-modified asphalt having 3 % weight/weight of SBS and known amount of MS. Samples were characterized by fluorescence microscopy, to get an idea of the polymer distribution in the blend; and by conventional tests such as penetration, soft point, density and viscosity, to investigate on the thermo-mechanical resistance of such a blends. It was observed that an increase in the MS resulted in a decreased of the soft point and density, an increased the viscosity, and did no affect the penetration of the sample. Therefore, it was concluded that SBS-MS-modified asphalt is an interesting material for producing polymer-modified asphalt layers.