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.