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Umass Polymer Scientists Aiming To Turn Scrap Tires Into Environmentally Friendly Products

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March 6, 2002
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University Of Massachusetts At Amherst
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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are working on two separate projects aimed at reducing the numbers of used tires clogging the nation’s landfills. One team is looking at new methods of recycling old tires into new rubber goods; another is developing a novel substance that is a combination of asphalt and recycled tires, and could be used in products as varied as roadways, construction materials, and roofing shingles. Both research groups are part of the polymer science and engineering department.

AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are working on two separate projects aimed at reducing the numbers of used tires clogging the nation’s landfills. One team is looking at new methods of recycling old tires into new rubber goods; another is developing a novel substance that is a combination of asphalt and recycled tires, and could be used in products as varied as roadways, construction materials, and roofing shingles. Both research groups are part of the polymer science and engineering department.


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