Elastiko® ECR

What is Elastiko® Engineered Crumb Rubber Asphalt?

Elastiko®️ Engineered Crumb Rubber Asphalt ECR is a hot mix, asphaltic-concrete, modifier (NOT liquid binder additive).  Over 4 million tons of ECR-modified hot mix has performed impeccably in a wide range of harsh climate and road-use conditions for more than ten years.  ECR has assisted the auto manufacturing industry, the Department of Defense, Energy and Interior in effectively reducing both their operating costs and environmental footprint in a wide range of activities.

There are many benefits that afford to asphalt plants when they use rubber asphalt instead of polymer as a means of modification. Polymer modified asphalt tends to be sticky and hard to process through a plant’s system. As a result, production rates can be much less than if using ECR to modify your mix. Also, there tends to be no build up in conveyors, silos or other plant equipment when using ECR.

Elastiko® Engineered Crumb Rubber Asphalt Benefits:

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*NO SPECIAL CRUMB RUBBER STORAGE NEEDED

*ONLY SINGLE – BASE GRADE – LIQUID BINDER TANK REQUIRED

*SIMPLE FIBER-FEEDER MACHINE OPERATION – TIED TO LIQUID BINDER PUMP

*MINOR FIBER-FEEDER MODIFICATION (HTAS PROVIDES SELF-ADJUSTMENT)

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*PRODUCES FULL SPECTRUM OF HOT MIX DESIGNS – SIMPLY ADJUST ECR FEED

* QUALITY CONTROL – MEASURES/WEIGHS ECR PARTICLE FEED +/- 1% ACCURACY

* NO SETTLING, PERFECT MIXING

* NORMAL PLANT OPERATING TEMPERATURES

* NO BUILD-UP IN SURGE HOPPER – NO WASTE

People who manage roads, especially publicly funded ones, are having to do more with less given their budget restraints. That’s where rubber asphalt information comes to the rescue. Everyone knows that ECR modified asphalt is less expensive to produce than polymer modified mixes. This reduced expense is passed along to road managers through lower bids, thus allowing limited resources to be spread out even further. So, not only do road owners get better roads, but they get better roads at a better price. Road owners realize: lower bid costs and better roads.

Over the past decade, researchers in the U.S. have tried to develop an approach that will allow the introduction of dry process rubberized asphalt pavement in a way that is both cost-effective and free of the engineering challenges that have limited the use of crumb rubber modifiers (CRM) in the past. Chemically engineered crumb rubber introduced like an aggregate into asphalt plants during mix production through a dry process meets those customer needs.

Asphalt Plus management and staff possess many of their technical degrees that include PhDs, MBAs, MSs, BSs and CPAs with several years of professional experience in business and industrial process operations. They make every effort to bring these skills and their collective experience into every industry they serve, their record of growth and success speaks for itself.

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Elastiko® Engineered Rubberized Asphalt Process