June 17, 2020

Plastics releases results from asphalt research project
PLASTICS released the New End Market Opportunities (NEMO) for Film Asphalt Project report in partnership with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). Extensive testing shows that a new asphalt formulation using recycled polyethylene (rPE) film recovered from retail locations could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations, including improved performance, decreased cost, and increased lifespan of asphalt. “‘PLASTICS is proud to have worked with NCAT, and all of our project partners, to produce the most comprehensive set of data on the effects of rPE in asphalt. We’re making our research publicly available in an open-source format,’ says Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of PLASTICS. ‘The entire plastics industry is working to demonstrate the application of recycled material.’”