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RMA co-hosts rubber asphalt meeting

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and several other organizations are meeting in Washington, D.C., today to discuss ways to increase the use of rubber-modified asphalt in road construction.

Rubber-modified asphalt can enhance road surface longevity and requires less maintenance than standard asphalt, according to RMA officials.

"We need to focus on ways to explain the benefits of rubber-modified asphalt and overcome many misperceptions," says RMA Senior Technical Director Michael Blumenthal.

"We are hopeful that this forum will be the start of a useful project to educate state transportation leaders that will result not only in improved road surfaces but also another method of taking old, worn-out tires and putting them to good use."

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