Revolutionizing Asphalt Pavement:
The Surface Tech and NCAT Collaboration
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.