Rubberized Asphalt Process
Modified asphalt binders can be a challenge to use in your plant and in the field. They require special delivery and storage, mixes are harder to produce and place, and you have to pay a healthy premium for the terminal-modified binders. Over the past two decades, extensive lab and field work has created a new binder modification option for asphalt producers. The rubberized asphalt process allows you to produce rubber-modified mixes that perform like polymer-modified mixes without the use of terminal blending.
Here is how the rubberized asphalt process works: A chemically Engineered Crumb Rubber product called Elastiko ECR is fed into your plant during mix production, just like a fine aggregate. The heated binder reacts with the ECR during mixing, storage and transport. The delivered mix lays and performs like a polymer-modified pavement, but at a fraction of the cost. This is not experimental. Millions of tons of mix have been successfully placed on thousands of miles of roads over the past two decades, including interstate and heavy use highways in many US states and climates.
When you add up rubberized asphalt benefits, Elastiko ECR has the ability to significantly reduce asphalt paving costs. Elastiko ECR permits modification at the mix plant instead of the terminal and produces a high quality pavement at a substantially reduced cost. Also the rubberized asphalt process consumes an estimated 220,000,000 pounds or around 12 million tires annually. (That number is expected to grow) 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.
Asphalt Plus LLC is a specialty chemical and equipment manufacturing company headquartered near Chicago, IL. We produce an engineered crumb rubber additive for rubberized asphalt process. Over the past two decades, extensive lab and field work has created a new binder modification option for asphalt producers. Dry process rubber modification of asphalt allows you to produce rubber-modified mixes that perform like polymer-modified mixes without the use of terminal blending. Asphalt Plus engineered rubber has endured a wide range of harsh climate & road use conditions.
Rubberized Asphalt Process Video