Asphalt crushing

Asphalt crushing

Using recycled asphalt as a raw material

A modern asphalt station can create new asphalt mix by utilizing up to 70% of the recycled asphalt. By crushing the recycled asphalt near the removal location, one can increase profits, cut transportation costs and improve sustainability.

High-quality end products

Efficient size reduction and separation with mobile crushing plants.

Cut energy and transportation costs

Less required transportation and energy consumprion by crushing near the construction site.

Improve sustainability and increase revenue

Eliminate the need for landfill. Use waste as a raw material.

Exceptional output

Crush up to 2,400 tons of 0-16 mm (0-5/8") old asphalt per day.

Efficient asphalt crushing increases profits and cuts transportation costs

Old asphalt is often seen as worthless waste material because its two main ingredients, bitumen and aggregates, are difficult to recycle. Bitumen becomes sticky in hot temperatures and aggregates need to be the right size for further use.

In the past, asphalt was rarely recycled at all – and when it was recycled, it was done by melting, which consumed enormous amounts of energy. It has only been since the early 1990s that recycling asphalt has become more common – thanks to developed recycling methods and technical solutions.

Another challenge for asphalt recycling has been transportation logistics. Trucks carrying asphalt blocks are mostly half-empty loads, which makes the transportation costly, especially if the processing is done far away from the construction site. 

New asphalt from the waste material

Luckily times have changed for the better. New profitable business opportunities are emerging when companies are taking the advantage of the valuable materials in asphalt and reusing them for the good of the environment.

A modern asphalt station can create a new asphalt mix with up to 70% of the recycled asphalt. This method is extremely effective in such operations when all courses are removed, such as driveways, roadways, and yard or park areas.

Equipment for asphalt recycling

Mobile crushers, or mobile crushing plants as they are also called, are a great solution to reduce and separate bitumen and aggregates. These recycled materials can then be utilized in making of new asphalt.

Mobile equipment offer a trouble-free way to crush asphalt in sizes of 0–20 mm (25/32") or smaller even in warmer climates when the bitumen easily becomes sticky. Furthermore, mobile crushers can be transported close to the asphalt removal location, which decreases hauling costs significantly. 

Metso works closely with each customer to select the right equipment and services to ensure the best possible performance for the specific requirements. Our in-depth process knowledge and planning capabilities are based on years of experience with various crushing and recycling applications.  

Lokotrack® LT106™ mobile jaw and LT200HP™ cone crushers crushing recycled asphalt
Lokotrack® LT106™ mobile jaw and LT200HP™ cone crushers crushing recycled asphalt

Equipment and services for asphalt recycling

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