ReMix™ CCPR: A Sustainable Revolution in Cold Central Plant Recycling


Astec Industries, a recognized leader in innovative road construction solutions, addresses the industry’s growing demand for sustainable practices and efficient utilization of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) with the introduction of the Astec ReMix™ Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) Plant.

“We are excited to introduce the Astec ReMix™ CCPR Plant to the market. This pioneering solution reinforces our commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology for sustainable infrastructure development. Our vision is to build industry-leading solutions that create lasting opportunities. With modular configurations and cold recycling capabilities, we empower our customers with the tools necessary to tackle modern roadbuilding challenges while prioritizing environmental responsibility,” highlights Greg Renegar, Vice President, Customer Success.

What is CCPR?

CCPR stands for “Cold Central Plant Recycle.” It’s a revolutionary technology that utilizes a high percentage of recycled asphalt pavement (typically over 90%) to produce Cold Central Plant Recycled Material (CCPR Material) at ambient temperatures, eliminating the need for heating asphalt during production.

Why Should Producers Care About CCPR Material?

CCPR material offers a compelling combination of environmental and economic benefits for asphalt producers:

  • Versatility in Applications: CCPR material can be used to replace aggregate or HMA base courses in various projects, including both rehabilitation and new construction.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Since CCPR material relies heavily on recycled asphalt, it can be a significantly more cost-effective solution compared to traditional methods that use virgin materials.
  • Stockpile Management: Many hot mix producers manage stockpiles of RAP. CCPR material offers an effective way to utilize these stockpiles, particularly in urban areas or locations where recycled asphalt hasn’t been widely adopted in hot mix production.
  • Sustainability Champion: Produced at ambient temperatures, CCPR material boasts a minimal energy footprint and significantly reduces carbon emissions compared to traditional mix designs.

Says Trevor Wagoner, Product Manager of Sustainability,”At Astec Industries, we are committed to driving sustainable practices within the road construction industry. The Astec ReMix™ CCPR System exemplifies our dedication to innovation and environmental responsibility. By offering modular configurations and embracing cold recycling technology, we aim to propel the industry forward and contribute to a more sustainable future.”

  • Proven Performance: CCPR material mix design has undergone rigorous testing, including multiple test sections at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) test track. Additionally, several states have successfully implemented CCPR in various projects. Most prominently, Virginia has used CCPR Material in new construction on both I-64 and I-81, both high-volume interstates with significant truck traffic. Other states have begun using CCPR Material in their rehabilitation strategies, and some have also looked to the future by using CCPR Material in new construction.

Unlocking CCPR’s Full Potential

Astec believes CCPR has the potential to be much more widely adopted. Currently, its use is often limited to rehabilitation projects. However, Astec envisions CCPR material as a strategic tool for hot mix producers to:

  • Expand Project Bidding: Producers can leverage CCPR material’s cost-competitiveness to bid on a wider range of projects.
  • Overcome Adoption Barriers: The primary obstacles to broader CCPR material use adoption are the slow incorporation of CCPR material into state-level job specifications.

The Astec ReMix™ Advantage

The Astec ReMix™ CCPR offers a powerful and adaptable solution for CCPR material production:

  • High-Volume Output: With a robust production capacity of 300 tons per hour, the ReMix™ CCPR ensures efficient operations.
  • Modular Design for Flexibility: The system’s modular design allows for customization to specific project needs, minimizing initial costs and maximizing versatility.
  • Proven Astec Technologies: The ReMix™ CCPR leverages Astec’s proven expertise with field-tested technologies like the pugmill, foaming system, and control systems, ensuring reliable performance.
  • Prioritized Maintenance: The system’s user-friendly design prioritizes ease of maintenance, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous operation.
  • Intuitive User Interface: The ReMix™ CCPR features an intuitive user interface, enabling operators to effortlessly monitor and control the asphalt recycling process, fostering increased productivity.

The Astec ReMix™ CCPR System positions Astec Industries at the forefront of sustainable road construction solutions. This innovative system empowers businesses to achieve high-performance results while minimizing environmental impact, paving the way for a more sustainable future in road construction.

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