Asphalt mixture compaction is an important procedure of asphalt mixture construction and can significantly affect the performance of asphalt pavement. Inadequate compaction results in low density and consequently low stiffness, reduced fatigue life, accelerated aging, rutting and moisture damage. On the contrary, adequate compaction of asphalt is essential to ensure the design performance of the mix and expected service life of the pavement.
Marshall evolved through the decades into methods that better reproduce real paving. Matest Gyratory, Roller and Shear compactors are designed to comply present requirements and build future paving technologies.