AKRON—Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Liberty Tire Recycling will highlight the benefits of rubberized asphalt at Recycle Akron: 2013 on Aug. 22 at the Bridgestone/Firestone facility in Akron, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Speakers include experts from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; Bridgestone; Flexible Pavements of Ohio; Seneca Petroleum; and Liberty Tire Recycling. Topics include tire processing in Ohio, an overview on use of modified binders, rubberized asphalt materials and applications and more.
Liberty Tire Recycling CEO Jeffrey Kendall said states that locally source recycled tire rubber for asphalt projects experience a win-win in terms of waste disposal and longer-lasting, less expensive roadways. Liberty tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by the company is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products
Tim Bent, Bridgestone Americas' environmental director, said rubberized asphalt has enormous potential for utilizing a large number of the tire discarded each year for lower cost, safer, sustainable roads.