FOR Hot Mix Asphalt Plants (HMA)
Asphalt shingles are made from the same four basic materials contained in Hot Mix (HMA) used in road construction. Using RAS minimizes the amount of virgin resources used in hot mix production, lowering the cost of paving up to $5.00 per ton.
4 reasons why hma plants use recycled shingles in their hot mix.
1. To Increase Profit Margins
The single most important reason HMA plants In NJ,NY & PA are using up to 5% Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in their hot mix is to save money and increase profits. Using RAS in your mix can save up to $5.00 per ton.
2. Stronger Finished Product
The use of fiberglass fibers in shingles binds the aggregate to help create a stronger finished product that resists rutting and cracking.
3. Green Initiative
Being green portrays a confident, considerate, responsible caring company that wants to do their part to help save the planet. Customers will notice and the word will spread about your commitment to our environment.
4. Reduced dependence on Foreign oil.
The 2011 paving season recycled enough shingles to conserve an estimated 2 million barrels of asphalt binder representing thousands of tanker trucks running on our nations highways. In 2012 the US paving industry continued to reduce its dependence on foreign oil by conserving an estimated 2.5 million barrels of asphalt binder. Today that number continues it's climb as more companies see the value of recycled shingles in our nations roads.