—The recycling of solid industrial wastes (SIW) such
as waste rubber tires and plastics will not only solve the global
environmental problem of these SIW but also act as very
promising modifiers for the improvement of engineering
characteristics of the asphalt pavement material.
The present work was concerned with assisting the interested
readers to be familiarized with the paving material
asphalt-modifiers obtained from SIW by providing historical
perspective on its first invention and development. The paper
has also provided highlights on common processes of asphalt
mixture production. It was also worth mentioning that there are
two asphalt production technologies: the warm mix asphalt
(WMA) and hot mix asphalt (HMA) technologies, and the
various advantages of using each one.
Additionally, the paper has provided the reader with an
overview of a number of case studies which were conducted by
scientists and researchers for serious attempting to reach
development and capturing significant properties of
incorporating SIWs in civil engineering represented by scarp
tires in form of crumb rubber (CR), plastics (polymers) in their
—Asphalt, crumb rubber tires, waste plastics.
The authors are with The Polymer Technology Department, Chemical
Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Corresponding author: Mohamed
Cite:Mohamed Sulyman, Maciej Sienkiewicz, and Jozef Haponiuk, "Asphalt Pavement Material Improvement: A Review," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 444-454, 2014.