Lafarge is committed to being the leading developer and supplier in North America of innovative asphalt products designed to optimize quality, performance, durability, and sustainability.
Duracycle™ is a range of branded proprietary hot mix asphalt products that contain enhanced levels of recycled material. Using locally sourced recycled materials such as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), asphalt shingle modifier (ASM), and crushed glass sand, Duracycle reduces the demand for primary aggregates and makes a significant contribution to sustainable-resource and environmental objectives.
Technical Benefits of Duracycle™
Can be manufactured to meet all current technical specifications for hot mix asphalt without recycled material
Can be both a binder and surface-course material
Reduces primary aggregate demand and promotes sustainability
Has a proven history of performance
Is produced at modern purpose-built asphalt plants, with a very high level of quality control to ensure consistency
Duracycle™ is based on the knowledge that asphalt for use in road construction is 100 percent recyclable and that the use of RAP for recycling has been widespread for 30 years.
Asphalt pavement is the most recycled material in the United States. Each year, more than 100 million metric tons of asphalt pavement is reused or recycled into new pavements.
A major benefit of all this recycling is that it virtually happens at the top of the value/end-use chain; that is, the product goes back into new asphalt material, without detriment or compromise to the quality of the finished product.