USTMA, The Ray, and University of Missouri Announce Research Partnership Project to Assess Knowledge on Environmental Impact, Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt

WASHINGTON – December 2, 2020 – The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, today announced a research project to assess and compile existing research on the performance, environmental impacts and benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt. The compiled research will result in a state of knowledge report that outlines existing research and identifies data gaps in the use of ground tire rubber in rubber modified asphalt. 

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USTMA finds that recycling of end-of-life tires has stalled

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the U.S., end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, a new report released by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reveals.

The 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report – USTMA’s 14th – reveals that almost 76% of scrap tires were recycled in products such as rubber modified asphalt, the manufacturing of automotive products and mulch for landscaping and other products, and tire-derived fuel in 2019. This is down from 96% in 2013, when scrap tire recycling peaked.

“Three decades after we successfully eliminated 94 …

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Major tire-waste road trial in Australia

Collingwood, Australia – Asphalt made using crumb rubber from scrap tires is being laid on a busy Melbourne road as part of a major new trial, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has announced.

The project is jointly funded by TSA, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT), said the 30 March release

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Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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UK testing for motorway surfaced with recycled tyres

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When the rubber hits the…rubber: Highways England is trialling a new road surface using recycled tyres. The rubber-asphalt mix has been laid on a section of the M1 near Leicester and is now being evaluated for durability.

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Lehigh making headway under Michelin ownership

HANOVER, Germany—Despite the fact that Michelin has owned Lehigh Technologies since October 2017, the majority of the other tire manufacturers remain comfortable doing business with the producer of micronized rubber powders, according to a company…

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American Chemical Society publishes paper on storage of rubber-modified asphalt

WASHINGTON—Blends of ground tire rubber with trans-isoprene or polybutadiene in a 3:1 ratio in asphalt offer the best storage performance, according to a new ACS paper.

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Rubber-modified asphalt a key growth area for tire recycling

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Washington – Tire-derived fuel and rubber-modified asphalt are the key growth areas in tire recycling, according to John Sheerin, director, end-of-life tire programs, at the US Tire Manufacturers Association.

But the paths of TDF and rubberised asphalt to market dominance haven’t exactly been straightforward, Sheerin said in an interview connected with the July 18 release of the USTMA’s 2017 Scrap Tire Report, which records progress in scrap tire abatement and end-use up to…

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RM of LdB Evaluates Rubber Road Construction

The RM of Lac du Bonnet hosted an information session on Aug. 7 to show other communities where the rubber meets the road. Facilitated by representatives from Reliable Tire Recycling (RTR) in Winnipeg, the purpose of the presentation was to review the use of rubber aggregate in road construction.

“Invitations were sent to approximately 50 RMs in the province,” said Keith Harris, special project manager for RTR, who welcomed representatives from the Towns of Winkler and

Altona, and the RMs of Fisher, Coldwell and De Salaberry to the presentation. Last year, the RM of Lac du Bonnet used rubber aggregate to repair a stretch of Red Deer Road that had been particularly susceptible to frost damage in the past. They were pleased to report the application has been effective. …

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Malaysia: Sabah To Introduce Rubberised Roads To Address Low Rubber Price

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KOTA KINABALU, Nov 22 (Bernama) — The Sabah government will introduce the use of rubber in paving roads and ‘green tyres’ as a long-term strategy to address the issue of low rubber prices, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin.

Yahya, who is also Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, said the move was also seen as potentially boosting rubber demand in the country as well as reducing exports to international markets, thereby shoring up flagging prices of the commodity in the future.

“The drop in rubber prices in the international market is due to the slowdown in world economic growth and the government is very concerned with the situation as it affects the income of smallholders and rubber tappers,” he said in reply to a question from Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (BN-Kiulu) at the state assembly sitting here today.

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