PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lehigh Technologies and Liberty Tire Recycling will offer the North American asphalt industry a superior solution for improving the sustainability, economics and performance of rubber modified asphalt (RMA). Under the terms of the agreement, Liberty Tire Recycling will provide sales, service and support for Rheopave RMA systems in selected regions in North America.
“Combining our companies’ capabilities enables us to broaden the reach for an important technology,” said Ryan Alleman, sales director for Lehigh. “Together we hope to make Rheopave the performance standard for RMA systems and offer solutions to segments that are currently served only by polymer-modified systems.”
Rheopave additive technology is a patented blend of polymers and other components developed specifically to enhance the performance of rubber powders in RMA systems. Extensive testing by independent laboratories has shown that Rheopave RMA systems offer superior performance attributes, including better dynamic shear rheometer and multiple stress creep recovery properties as well as improved storage stability. Rheopave RMA systems are state agency approved and are in commercial use today.
"Rubberized asphalt is longer lasting, safer, less costly and friendlier to the environment, which aligns with Liberty Tire's commitment to reclaim, recycle and reuse," said Doug Carlson, vice president of asphalt products for Liberty. "Partnering with Lehigh to offer sustainable technologies like Rheopave emphasizes both Liberty Tire's and Lehigh's pledge to the environment."
About Lehigh Technologies
Lehigh Technologies is a leading specialty materials company that produces high-performance micronized rubber powders (MRP), a lower cost, high-performance, sustainable specialty material that replaces oil-based materials to reduce costs and cut waste. Lehigh's cryogenic turbo mill technology breaks down end-of-life tires and other post-industrial rubber into micron-scale powders used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. Customers include more than 60 leading tire, asphalt and plastics companies around the world. To learn more, visit www.lehightechnologies.com.
About Liberty Tire Recycling
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 140 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services. Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit www.libertytire.com.