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Nov 19, 2021

New source of income with a smart asphalt recycling solution

In the past, asphalt was considered low value material. That’s because its two main ingredients, bitumen and aggregates, were difficult to recycle in an efficient way. With Metso Outotec’s technology, even the most demanding recycling applications can now be handled in an efficient and sustainable manner.
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Old asphalt recycling methods (by melting) required enormous amounts of energy, making recycling financially and environmentally inefficient. Additionally, the transportation logistics added to the costs, since asphalt blocks are difficult to transport efficiently to the final recycling locations. Metso Outotec's compact crushing solution specially designed for asphalt recycling completely changes the scenario: bitumen and aggregates can be crushed and screened on-the-spot and immediately used as feed material to make new asphalt – even in an urban environment.


100% of asphalt can be recycled

Metso Outotec Lokotrack® mobile crushing plants and mobile screens can help you start recycling asphalt directly at the removal site. For instance, our Lokotrack® LT1213S™ mobile crushing & screening plant can produce up to 300 tons of crushed asphalt per hour. The recycled material can be directly reused to produce new asphalt by the asphalt station. The process has remarkably high efficiency and profitability compared to the use of virgin natural resources.

At Metso Outotec, we work closely with each customer to select the right equipment to optimize the whole plant, ensuring the best performance for any specific application. Our process knowledge and planning capabilities are based on decades of experience with crushing solutions that can help you tap into new business opportunities.

Efficient pre-screening combined with an automated process provides high and steady throughput. Metso Outotec Lokotrack mobile plants allow you to maximize the amount of reusable material – even 100% of the crushed asphalt can be recycled. All Lokotrack mobile plants are equipped to best suit each application. The features available enable operating in an urban environment, where noise, dust and other emissions are tightly controlled. Metso Outotec plants comply with even the toughest environmental permits.

In asphalt recycling projects where smaller capacity is needed the Nordtrack™ I908S or I1011S mobile impactor crushers are a good choice. With compact size they require less space and are easy to maneuver in tight spaces like building construction sites.


3 reasons why recycling asphalt makes good business sense

Exceptional output – With our compact Lokotrack mobile crushing plants, it is easy to crush up to 300 tons of calibrated high-quality asphalt per hour. This quickly adds up as a profitable new business stream, even for smaller contracts.

High-quality end products – You gain the greatest value when recycled bitumen and aggregates can be used directly as feed material to make new asphalt. Using these high-quality end products requires less processing and energy consumption than using virgin natural materials.

Business friendly and sustainable – Now you can be part of the movement to reduce the use of virgin material resources and reduce the environmental impact by recycling asphalt as a sustainable business opportunity.


Towards the future with today's best

There is no question that asphalt recycling will continue to grow as the advantages become more widely understood. Plus, it simply makes good business and environmental sense. Today's technological advances have made the process much easier, faster and more cost efficient than ever before. And the best solutions today will keep you competitive and will continue to secure your profitable revenue stream from asphalt recycling.

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