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An RMIT University researcher team, led by the School of Engineering’s Professor Yufei Wu, has invented a process it calls “Rubberized Concrete Processing Technology (RCP-Tech).” It says it can create materials up to 35 per cent stronger than traditional concrete, and can use recycled construction waste.

The researchers used a mix of course and fine aggregates, rubber tyre waste, cement and water, which was then compressed to its minimum volume using pressure in a customised mould.

Wu said RCP-Tech could "improve performance of any type of concrete material" and "[address] the performance issues affiliated with waste recycling in concrete."

https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/rmit-team-develops-process-for-high-strength-rubberised-concrete-from-recycled-materials

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