Asphalt rubber as an alternative of polymer modified bitumen

In this paper it was determined if asphalt rubber can be an alternative to the
polimer modified bitumen. Paper presents properties of various asphalt rubber binders
obtained using two neat unmodified binders, two kinds of crumb rubber as well as different
amount and types of plasticizers. Results of studies indicated that asphalt rubber display
either comparable or better properties than polymer modified bitumen typically used in road
constructions in Middle Europe. Presented results are part of an innovative research project
supported by European Union funds.