December 28, 2022

Queensland’s Norwell Motorplex

by Virginija Meilune in Case Studies

September to November 2020

A collaboration between Norwell Motorplex, Austek Road Services and Entyr resulted in critically failed areas of the Norwell racetrack surface being replaced with Austek’s Carbon based products created using Entyr’s recovered carbon black (eCB) in the mix and tyre-derived hydrocarbon (eTDH)  in processing.

The Norwell Motorplex brief was simply for their Super School cars to enjoy a faster and safer surface, but also requiring “the surface to stand the test of time” and be cost effective.

End-of-life racing tyres were used from the racing track and repurposed in the carbon-based asphalts laid at the track.

Norwell Motorplex also has a commitment to find an environmentally positive solution for used race tyres at the completion of their life.

Using both Carbonphalt and Carbonmastic, 400 metres in total of Norwell’s racing track was resurfaced with both product applications. In a 2022 assessment of the performance of these carbon-based asphalts at track showed superior colour retention, a high level of skid resistance and increased scuffing resistance.

Tyres repurposed
kg of CO2e saved