Revolutionizing Asphalt Pavement:

The Surface Tech and NCAT Collaboration

Play Video about Surface Tech’s ACE XP Polymer Fiber® chosen for testing by prestigious NCAT institution

Proving the Strength and Durability of ACE XP Polymer Fiber™

Welcome to the forefront of asphalt innovation. In October 2021, Surface Tech partnered with the esteemed National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) to put our pioneering product, ACE XP Polymer Fiber™, through a series of rigorous tests. Our mission: to demonstrate the exceptional strength and durability it imparts to asphalt pavements.

NCAT: A Legacy of Asphalt Excellence

NCAT, a collaborative venture between the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and Auburn University, has been a beacon of research and innovation in the asphalt industry since 1986. Gaining international acclaim, NCAT’s test track in Opelika, AL, represents the pinnacle of real-world, empirical asphalt testing.

NCAT’s Test Track–the only high-speed, full-scale accelerated pavement testing facility in the world–is a 1.7-mile oval with experimental sections sponsored by highway agencies and the transportation industry.

Testing ACE XP Polymer Fiber™: A Milestone in Asphalt Technology

At the NCAT test track, ACE XP Polymer Fiber™ underwent exhaustive testing, scrutinizing its impact on asphalt pavement performance. The focus was clear – to validate its contributions to enhancing the strength, longevity, and overall quality of asphalt pavements, setting new industry benchmarks.

Empirical Evidence of Superiority

The results from NCAT’s rigorous testing were unequivocal. ACE XP Polymer Fibers™ demonstrated a significant improvement in the durability and resilience of asphalt pavements. This breakthrough not only signifies a leap in asphalt technology but also promises longer-lasting, more cost-effective road surfaces for the future.

A Partnership Paving the Way Forward

The collaboration between Surface Tech and NCAT exemplifies our commitment to advancing asphalt technology through scientific excellence and innovative partnerships. Looking ahead, we remain dedicated to exploring new frontiers in pavement solutions, ensuring the best possible roads for tomorrow.



As a leader with both creative and analytical skills, Jason oversees the planning, development, and execution of Surface Tech’s marketing and advertising strategies. He has been responsible of late for clarifying the company’s value proposition through a series of new branding executions resulting in a revamped website and other improvements in the company’s strategic marketing initiatives.

Jason brings more than 25 years of industrial design, branding, and manufacturing experience to his new role as CMO. His work has appeared in leading design publications, and he has received numerous international design awards. His portfolio includes more than 40 design and utility patents in the fields of consumer electronics, software, packaging, medical devices, and software. Speed to market, with a critical eye for detail and simplicity, is the driving force behind his multidisciplinary design process.

Jason holds a BS in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University. His previous work experience includes Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Skylab Architecture, and founder of New Studio. 

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.