Asphalt Rubber Technology Information Center
Summary Report on Asphalt-Rubber Usages
Author(s):
Depuydt, Margaret  
Origin:
Minnesota  
Date:
September, 1987  
Categories:
Performance, Noise  
Key Words:
Asphalt rubber  
Summary:
Today’s growing tire disposal problem has motivated many states and private agencies to engage in researching for a
useful and cost effective long-term disposition of tire rubber.  One major experimental alternative is the process of
combining rubber with asphalt to form an asphalt-rubber to be applied in the construction of bituminous pavements.  The
theory is that the rubber additive will reduce reflective cracking and rutting, and increase skid resistance and the life
span of the pavement.
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