European Union experiment with roads made with car tyres
March 26, 2015
The European Union is set to spend close to 4.5 million euros in an attempt & experiment to turn old car tyres into an elastic material that can be used to put on road surfaces, motorways in particular to help reduce traffic noise.
The project named persuade is mainly aimed at using the rubber granules made from used vehicle tyres in an attempt to reduce noise levels from road traffic & to give a second lifecycle to a considerable amount of used tyres in Europe.
In this method previously tried in Japan and Sweden in previous projects, the rubber granules are bound with a synthetic resin like polyurethane & is mixed with stone aggregates along with chemical additives, to enhance durability & skid resistance.
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