A critical review of the use of rubbers and polymers in bitumen bound paving materials

The various types of synthetic and natural rubber are identified and means of dispersing them in bitumen are described. A review of the basic knowledge on the interaction between rubbers and bitumen is given and covers the degree of homogeneity desirable in rubber/ bitumen blends, the effect of the rubber on the constitution of the bitumen, and the flow and deformation behaviour of blends and paving mixtures containing blends. The results of road trials of rubberised bitumen paving materials are considered and current use described. Areas are listed where basic knowledge is lacking and further research required (a).

  • Record URL:
  • Corporate Authors:


    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Oliver, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: AIR 1037-1

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01441181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:24PM