Recycled tires create stronger Concrete | QPT


UBC, the University of British Columbia engineers
have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for
concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste. The researchers experimented with different
proportions of recycled tire fibres and other materials used in concrete—cement, sand
and water—before finding the ideal mix, which includes 0.35 per cent tire fibres Recycled-rubber roads are not new; asphalt
roads that incorporate rubber “crumbs” from shredded tires exist in the U.S., Germany,
Spain, Brazil and China. But using the polymer fibres from tires has
the unique benefit of potentially improving the resilience of concrete and extending its
lifespan.

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