Dates for Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference Announced - Tire Review Magazine

Dates for Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference Announced

The 7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference will be hosted Nov. 2-3 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation (STREF), Rubber Pavement Association and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society will host the event, with cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

“The conference is an ideal educational forum for state department of transportation officials and state scrap tire regulators to help improve their understanding of rubber modified asphalt and increase its use,” said John Sheerin, RMA Director of End of Life Tire Programs.

“There is strong interest in rubber modified asphalt by the FHWA, state departments of transportation and industry,” Sheerin adds. “FHWA is interested in more sustainable highways and practices. Additionally, there have been several significant changes in costs, applications and research advances that will lead to new opportunities to use rubber modified asphalt.”

Topics during the event will be non-commercial and include history of technology, current usage and costs, and case studies from state departments of transportation, the RMA said. The Scrap Tire Work Group will also meet on Nov. 1 to discuss the progress of the U.S. state scrap tire markets and programs.

Conference co-hosts include the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Rubberized Asphalt Foundation (RAF), and the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT).

For more information about the conference, visit stref.org.

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