Researchers at Michigan Tech are working with the Upper Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Dickinson County Road Commission to test a new type of asphalt.

Zhanping You, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech helped to secure a $650,000 grant which was partially funded by the Michigan EGLE – formerly the DEQ.

It all starts at the asphalt plant, where they’re using the exact same asphalt various aggregates, petroleum and heat. However, there’s one crucial difference. They also add engineered crumb rubber to improve durability of the road.

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Asphalt Plus LLC has been extremely busy supplying existing projects and setting up demonstrations for Elastiko ECR all over the US.  In the next 4 weeks alone, we will conduct 3 major trials for 3 different States!  And, we have several more schedule for later this summer, so stay tuned!  

To learn how Elastiko ECR may benefit your next paving project, visit our website at www.asphaltplus.com, or give us a call at 847-639-1176

Elastiko®

*Eliminates the need for special, on-site storage equipment;

*Minimizes wasted product since stickiness on plant & field equipment and in truck beds is greatly reduced;

*Reduces your production costs!

*Provides comparable performance to terminal blended GTR & polymer modification;

*Provides better compaction & density

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Rubberized Asphalt Highway Trial Project