Setting the Benchmark for Asphalt Performance

Comprehensive Third-Party Testing Validates Unmatched Durability

At Surface Tech, we are committed to proving the exceptional qualities of our aramid fibers through rigorous third-party testing. Our partnership with leading laboratories ensures that our ACE XP Polymer Fiber® not only meets but exceeds industry standards for asphalt performance.

A Suite of Tests for Uncompromising Quality Assurance

Our aramid fibers have been subjected to a battery of tests to validate their performance enhancements in asphalt applications:

  • The Overlay Tester: Evaluating reflective cracking prevention capabilities.
  • Cantabro Test: Assessing resistance to abrasion and weathering.
  • Disk Shaped Compact Tension (DC(T)): Measuring cracking resistance under tension.
  • Indirect Tensile Test (ID(T)): Determining tensile strength and flexibility.
  • Hamburg Wheel Tracker Test: Testing for rutting and moisture susceptibility.
  • Asphalt Pavement Load Testing (APLT): Analyzing creep behavior and dynamic modulus in real-world conditions.
  • Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR): Ensuring moisture damage resistance.
  • Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Testing: Examining structural response and moduli of pavement.
  • Chemical Extraction Test: Verifying the purity and quality of our aramid fibers.
  • Aramid Dispersion State Ratio Test (ADSR): Ensuring optimal fiber distribution within the mix.
  • Flow Number and Flexibility Index Testing: Evaluating rutting resistance and fatigue cracking potential.
  • IDEAL CT and Bending Beam Fatigue (BBF) Testing: Determining cracking tolerance and endurance.
  • AMPT Repeated Loading Test: Testing for rutting resistance under repeated loads.
  • Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Studies: Monitoring long-term pavement performance.

Proven Performance Backed by Data

The results from these extensive tests are clear: Surface Tech’s aramid fibers significantly enhance the strength, flexibility, and longevity of asphalt pavements. This is not just a claim; it’s a fact supported by comprehensive data from third-party evaluators.


Endorsed by Experts, Trusted by Industry

Our testing partnerships with NCAT and other prestigious institutions have earned the endorsement of leading experts in pavement engineering. Our collaborative approach ensures that the ACE XP Polymer Fiber® is a trusted choice for infrastructure projects seeking reliable asphalt reinforcement.

Elevate Your Asphalt Projects with Surface Tech

Embrace the future of asphalt performance with Surface Tech's aramid fibers. Contact us today to learn how our rigorously tested and validated solutions can benefit your next project.



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.