More than 250 million scrap tires weighing more than 3 million tons are generated each year in the United States. This is considered as one of the major environmental challenges facing municipalities around the world because waste rubber is not easily biodegradable even after a long period of landfill treatment. One of the solutions suggested is the use of tire rubber particles as additives in cement-based materials. Experiments under the laboratory environments commonly presented that the use of rubber in the concrete cement mix reduced drying shrinkage, brittleness, and elastic modulus, which might improve the overall durability and serviceability of concrete cement.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
recycled material, tire rubber, concrete, construction material
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Use of Recycled Tire Rubber in Concrete" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 29.