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 state of Texas. KLP Construction Supply has 5 offices throughout Texas that will be providing technical and sales support for ECR. Asphalt Plus manufactures ECR that is used as an additive in asphalt mixes, improving rutting and cracking characteristics. ECR also provides a cost effective alternative to producing a PG 76 -22 binder.
Rubberized Asphalt Benefits
• ECR reduces the cost of a twograde bump: by $2-$4 per mix ton
• ECR makes your plant run faster compared to polymer modified mixes: lower mix viscosities permit 10-15% faster plant throughput
• ECR generates less waste: mixes leave the truck with almost no residue in the bed, reducing truck cleanout waste
• ECR can extend your paving season: ECR mixes can allow paving and compaction in colder temperatures
• ECR allows more efficient compaction: ECR mixes typically require 10-20% fewer roller passes to achieve compliant compaction
• ECR pavements work well in thinlay applications: Compared to standard unmodified hot mix asphalt, ECR pavements can achieve greater durability with thinner lifts.
When you add up the benefits, ECR has the ability to significantly reduce rubber asphalt costs. Elastiko™ ECR permits modification at the mix plant instead of the terminal and produces a high quality pavement at a substantially reduced cost. More and more states are starting to see the benefits of rubber in asphalt and recently have been taking on the old technology and mastering the process. With all the tests done and the years of modifying the processes, the benefits are starting to show for themselves.
People who manage roads, especially publicly funded ones, are having to do more with less given their budget restraints. That’s where rubber asphalt cost comes to the rescue. Everyone knows that ECR modified asphalt is less expensive to produce than polymer modified mixes. This reduced expense is passed along to road managers through lower bids, thus allowing limited resources to be spread out even further. Also, not only do road owners get better roads, but they get better roads at a better price. Road owners realize: lower bid costs and better roads.