Rubber Crumb Low Emissions Asphalt

Rubber Modified Asphalts incorporate recycled tyres combined with a warm mix asphalt technology to provide an environmentally sustainable asphalt with a reduced carbon footprint.

Rubber Crumb Low Emissions Asphalt

Rubber Modified Asphalts incorporate recycled tyres combined with a warm mix asphalt technology to provide an environmentally sustainable asphalt with a reduced carbon footprint.

Around 40 million waste tyres are generated every year in the UK. Waste tyres are shredded and granulated to produce materials that can be used in sports pitches and safety surfaces under playground equipment. Waste tyres are also used as a fuel for cement kilns and on a small scale for engineering and agricultural applications. Despite these alternative uses, around one in four of these waste tyres are still exported, mainly to Asia.

Rubber modified asphalts enable old tyres to be converted into new roads and footpaths. As a result, they help to offset the environmental impact of highways maintenance activities and send out a strong local sustainability message. Rubber modified asphalts incorporate the rubber from one tyre per tonne of asphalt, giving the potential to recycle about 500 tyres per kilometre of road, depending on layer thickness.

The typical carbon footprint of Rubber Modified SMA solution will be around 8% lower than the equivalent conventional SMA.

Rubber modified asphalts incorporate a warm mix asphalt technology as standard. Warm mix asphalts are manufactured and laid at lower temperatures than conventional hot mix, resulting in lower CO₂ emissions during production. Site safety is also improved from reduced fumes and steam on site and a reduced risk of burns.

Rubber modified asphalts are fully recycled from tyres in the UK.

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