TRS -RENECAL deal opens up opportunities for rubberised asphalt in Europe
TRS and RENECAL Create Partnership
TRS (Tyre Recycling Solutions S.A.) and RENECAL (Reciclado de Neumáticos de Castilla y León S.L.) recently held an official ceremony celebrating the signature of their partnership and collaboration agreement.
RENECAL’s management was represented by Juan Blanco (co-owner), Luis Angel Fernández (plant manager) and Aitor del Cerro (commercial manager). The ceremony took place at TRS Engineering and Production centre in Yvonand (Switzerland).
According to the Agreement, RENECAL will produce and distribute, under license, from its factory based at Guardo (Palencia), and with ELTs generated in Spain, the Engineered Crumb Rubber (ECR*) TyreXol™ MMA specifically designed for use in asphalt mixtures.
Thanks to the TRS – RENECAL partnership, more and better options to use rubber in asphalt mixtures are now available to public administrations, road owners, asphalt mix companies, and project engineering offices in Spain.
This is great news for the European tyre recycling market and for green procurement policies; two leading companies are joining forces to promote more sustainability and a circular economy in road construction, at a time where traditional output markets for recycled rubber products are coming under pressure.
ECR is an Engineered Crumb Rubber additive for the rubberised asphalt process. Dry process rubber modification of asphalt allows the production of cost-effective rubber-modified mixes that perform under a wide range of harsh climate and road use conditions. ECR has been developed by Asphalt Plus LLC and has been used extensively in paving projects over the past two decades. In 2020, TRS signed a Joint Development Agreement with Asphalt Plus with the aim of promoting the ECR technology outside North America.