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ECR Improves Interstate Highway Safety and Performance

In 2022, officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation allowed the replacement of their standard SMA mix design for interstate highway roads with a mix modified with Engineered Crumb Rubber (ECR).  This rubberized mix used ElastikoR ECR as a mix modifier.  When the substitution was allowed, the road agency replaced an SMA mix utilizing […]

By |September 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on ECR Improves Interstate Highway Safety and Performance

RED’S RIDE ACROSS OKLAHOMA ROLLS

DAY 1: TEXOLA TO CLINTON, OK

On the 4th of July: four riders – all in their early 70s – will ride across OK on Historic Route 66. In July… Why are we doing this? Both to continue to identify and overcome life challenges and to raise money for OAPA Oklahoma Asphalt Engineering Scholarships. The ride starting point is Texola on the […]

By |July 5th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on RED’S RIDE ACROSS OKLAHOMA ROLLS

Two year performance report

Elastiko ECR  – Dry Process Ground Tire Rubber (GTR)

Project No.: SPRY-0010(73)RS, Job Piece No. 01946(72)Task Order 2400-19-04Submitted by:Bryan W. Cooper, CPM Transportation Manager IOffice of Research and Implementation Oklahoma Department of Transportation

CONCLUSION:

     Overall, I believe the Ground Tire Rubber project has been quite a success.  I think the performance is comparable to our normal […]

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Two year performance report

KLP Construction Partnership Announcement

KLP Construction Supply Partners with Envirotx to Support ECR Sales in Texas

Asphalt Plus is very proud to announce the addition of KLP Construction Supply to our growing list of nationwide distributors.  KLP Construction Supply and Envirotx have agreed to partner in support of advancing the use of Engineered Crumb Rubber (ECR) in the great […]

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on KLP Construction Partnership Announcement

Engineered Crumb Rubber Asphalt Cost & Analysis

Crumb Rubber Asphalt Cost & Analysis

Crumb Rubber Asphalt Cost & Analysis comprises a series of activities, such as materials production, construction, maintenance etc., all of which have environmental impacts. Rubber asphalt is not new but just starting to resurface throughout the US. It is produced from grinding up whole scrap tires from automobiles. Then […]

By |March 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Engineered Crumb Rubber Asphalt Cost & Analysis

Life Cycle Assessment of Asphalt Using Crumb Rubber Pavement

Crumb Rubber Pavement Introduction

Production of a crumb rubber pavement comprises a series of activities, such as materials production, construction, maintenance etc., all of which have environmental impacts. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can track and quantify the environmental impacts of both individual and total activities of products. It helps identify the activities with the highest […]

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Life Cycle Assessment of Asphalt Using Crumb Rubber Pavement

Dry Process Rubber Asphalt Successfully Laid in Switzerland

Rubber Asphalt Successfully Laid in Switzerland

With millions of tons of Dry Process Rubberized Asphalt successfully laid and counting in the US, Asphalt Plus is turning its sights internationally. Tyre Recycling Solutions (TRS) in partner with Empa’s Concrete and Asphalt lab have recently started to explore what benefits Rubberized Asphalt could have in Switzerland. With […]

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Dry Process Rubber Asphalt Successfully Laid in Switzerland

Illinois Tollway Asphalt Mix Design

Rubberized Asphalt Mix Design

In work with Illinois Tollway contractors, Asphalt Plus participated in early balanced asphalt mix design efforts in Tollway main line SMA mix designs. Dry process rubber using ElastikoR ECR was used in SMA and dense-graded applications on I-355, I-88 and I-294, which include pavements with more than 30 Million ESAL traffic […]

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Illinois Tollway Asphalt Mix Design

Rubber Asphalt vs Polymer

What is Rubber Asphalt?

Rubber asphalt is not new but just starting to resurface throughout the US. It is produced from grinding up whole scrap tires from automobiles. Then the use of the ground tiers is mixed with the asphalt and then laid. Being the largest market for ground tiers, rubberized asphalt consumes an estimated […]

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Rubberized Asphalt: How It’s Made

What Is Rubberized Asphalt?

Rubberized asphalt is not new but just starting to resurface throughout the US. It is produced from grinding up whole scrap tires from automobiles. Elastiko is applied to the crumb rubber in order to improve the handling and workability characteristics of the mix. Also rubberized asphalt consumes an estimated 220,000,000 pounds […]

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