ASTM D8395-23:

Standard Specification for Aramid Fiber in Asphalt Mixtures

Elevating Construction Quality with Precision and Compliance

At Surface Tech we are committed to upholding the highest standards in construction quality. In line with this commitment, we are proud to embrace the newly introduced ASTM D8395−23 standard, titled “Standard Specification for Aramid Fiber for Asphalt Mixtures.” This standard represents a significant advancement in the construction industry, offering a clear framework for enhancing the durability and performance of road surfaces.

Key Features of ASTM D8395-23

Specification Overview

The ASTM D8395-23 sets forth rigorous quality and performance criteria for the use of aramid fibers in asphalt mixtures. This ensures that the materials used in asphalt road construction are of the highest quality, contributing to longer-lasting, more resilient roadways.

Optimal Dosing Specification

A crucial aspect of this standard is the precise dosing requirement of 2.1 ounces (approximately 65 grams) of aramid fiber per ton of asphalt. This specific dosing is essential for achieving the desired strength and durability in asphalt mixtures, ensuring that each project meets the stringent standards of quality and performance.

Surface Tech's Precision Dosing and Reporting

Precision Dosing

To comply with the ASTM D8395-23 standard, we utilize Surface Tech’s advanced dosing technology. This technology allows for exact measurement and incorporation of aramid fibers into asphalt mixtures, adhering to the specified 2.1 oz/ton dosing. This precision is vital for maintaining consistent quality across all projects.

Daily Reporting

Alongside precision dosing, we implement a thorough daily reporting system with our dosing equipment at your plant. This system captures the dosing rate for each project, ensuring full adherence to the ASTM D8395-23 standard.

Commitment to Excellence

By integrating the ASTM D8395-23 standard into our practices, Surface Tech is at the forefront of innovation in the construction industry. We are committed to delivering projects that not only meet but exceed the highest standards of quality and durability. Our use of Surface Tech’s precision dosing and rigorous daily reporting underlines this commitment, setting a new benchmark for excellence in road construction.



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Stacie Steel

U.S. Northwest

Stacie Steel, PE, offers a depth of experience in asphalt and concrete pavements. She has provided infrastructure-related civil engineering and project management consulting services to both public and private sector clients for the past 20 years.

Stacie’s technical expertise centers around all things pavements: structural design, materials design and specifications, sustainability, life-cycle cost analyses, pavement management, preservation and rehabilitation, QA/QC, materials testing, and forensic evaluations.

Throughout her career, she has worked on paving projects for many national commercial retailers, municipalities, and airports. Stacie has proven leadership and organizational capabilities, as evidenced by earning the President’s Choice Award from the WTS Colorado Chapter early in her career. She currently serves on the WTS Puget Sound Chapter’s TransportationYOU Committee, and is dedicated to ensuring access to local outdoor recreation opportunities serving on the Board of Directors for the Lonesome Lake Preservation Group.