Rubber Pavements Association
Leading the World in Asphalt-Rubber tech-transfer since '85.
RPA assists in the sharing of information between countries, states, local governments, and members for the paving industry educating on the costs, performance, recyclability, and safety of Asphalt-Rubber pavements.
RPA members provide guidance to agencies and policy-makers on issues of quality assurance and technical applications.
Provide your community with a solution to the scrap tire problem through safer, quieter and more durable, crack resistance pavements.
Decades of successful use in other states gives credence to claims that Asphalt Rubber can dramatically enhance performance.
More recent research work utilizing advanced testing techniques has verified its potential. Similar to your experience with SMA the increased cost is justified by the benefits of improved performance.
Why Put Rubber in Asphalt?
- The purpose is not to get rid of tires but to enhance the performance of the binder and mix.
- Tires have great engineering properties; they don’t crack in the cold or melt in the heat. They have a wider range of performance temperatures than asphalt
- Make asphalt pavements that perform like tires.
Asphalt-Ruber Changing for the Future