Technology: Cold recycling

An innovative technology has conquered the globe

The cold recycling process involves milling and granulating damaged asphalt layers which are then rebound, placed again and compacted. WIRTGEN cold recyclers are the ideal choice for a broad scope of applications ranging from recycling thin asphalt layers on minor roads with low traffic volumes all the way to recycling thick asphalt packages on heavily trafficked motorways subject to extreme loads.

Become acquainted with the operating principle and technocal components of the cold recycling technology. Get to know the maximum range of applications of cold recycling, and learn more about this environmentally friendly process.

Cold recycling
in situ

This is how a modern cold recycler works.


Cold recycling
in plant

This is how a mobile cold recycling mixing plant works.


Cold recycling with WR series

This is how the WR series works as cold recycler.


Cold recycling
in the lab

This is how the modern ancillary equipment including WLB 10 S and WLM 30 works.


Cold recycling with
foamed bitumen

A binding agent offering lots of potential.


Pavement rehabilitation using the WIRTGEN cold recycling process

A method for the complete rehabilitation of pavements in five steps

The environment-friendly alternative.
Martin Diekmann, Product Manager Recycling and Soil Stabilization – WIRTGEN GmbH

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Our cold recyclers in action worldwide

Make the most of each job

Market-leading and cutting-edge products for the Road and Mineral Technologies business sectors are constructed at the WIRTGEN brand headquarters in Windhagen, Rhineland-Palatinate. With its innovative, high-performance and cost-efficient products and technologies for cold milling, soil stabilization, hot and cold recycling, concrete paving and surface mining, WIRTGEN leads the world market in road construction and repair, as well as in mining natural rock and pay minerals.