TIRES FOR ROAD SURFACING

BATTELLE-COLUMBUS IS INVESTIGATING THE USE OF RUBBER FROM DISCARDED TIRES AS AN ADDITIVE IN BLACKTOP DRESSINGS FOR DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING LOTS. PROJECT HEAD BENSEN B. BRAND SAYS THAT ADDING RUBBER TO ASPHALT EMULSION OR COAL TAR DRESSINGS SHOULD LEAD TO IMPROVED DURABILITY, RESILIENCY, AND RESISTANCE TO ABRASION, WITH MINOR COST INCREASES. HE ESTIMATES THAT RUBBER RECLAIMED FROM ABOUT 25% OF THE 200 MILLION TIRES DISCARDED ANNUALLY IN THE U.S. COULD BE USED IN SUCH DRESSINGS. THE PROJECT IS FUNDED BY HEW'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. /C&EN/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 49, No 31, P 27
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00211723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1972 12:00AM