custom asphalt mix design utilizing ACE XP polymer fibers
ARMI™

Drastically reduce asphalt cracking from the bottom up.

ARM™– Aramid Reinforced Mix Interlayer – is a technological breakthrough that reduces reflective or thermal cracking of pavement overlays.
The standard ARMI™ product will drastically reduce both bottom-up and top-down crack penetration through the one-inch-thick interlayer, providing unparalleled crack resistance.

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Aramid Polymer Fiber when added to typical base and surface asphalt pavements has shown to improve crack resistance from 25% to 60%.  The Aramid Reinforced Membrane Interlayer (ARMI™) takes asphalt pavement crack resistance to the next level, providing a permanent plant produced and paver laid one-inch thick asphalt interlayer.

The standard ARMI™ product will drastically reduce both bottom up and top down crack penetration through the one-inch thick interlayer providing unparalleled crack resistance.

ARMI+™ is further modified to achieve the crack resistance specific to the owner’s performance needs and expectations.

Both ARMI™ and ARMI+™ are engineered with a special asphalt mix design and liquid binder which is hot-mixed and hot-laid to stay in place even though the surface course above is replaced 2 or 3 times during the life of the interlayer. Adding a special designed ACE XP™ reinforced surface course will provide the most crack resistant system on the market today reducing costly maintenance over the life of the pavement.

Consider the advantages:

  • Slow reflective cracking
  • Slow thermal cracking
  • Reduce surface crack water penetration
  • Longer pavement performance
  • Reduce maintenance cost over the life of pavement
  • Use in asphalt overlays over concrete pavements
  • Use in asphalt overlays over moderate to severe cracking asphalt pavements

Strengthen Pavement. Extend Service Life.

ARMI™ (Aramid Reinforced Mix Interlayer) =
7x Crack Resistance
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Engineered for Performance.

ARMI™ is engineered to provide superior crack resistance by balancing rutting performance with impressive cracking performance of both the IDEAL-CT and Bending Beam Fatigue Tests as shown below:

ARMI Test Results 1
ARMI Test Results IDEAL CT
ARMI Test Results BEAM FATIGUE

Cost Savings Comparison

ARMI™ is cost effective compared to various types of interlayer products.

ARMI Cost Comparison 2.5" overlay

Interested in a Pilot Program?

Surface Tech and our local distributors have developed a first-time user program called the ARMI™ Pilot Program. Find out all the  details here or call one of our asphalt experts. We’re here to help.

Documents & Videos

Beacon Roofing

Beacon Roofing

Parking lot asphalt replacement (100,000-sf) with ACE XP™

ARMI™ MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

ARMI™ MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

Reflective Crack Relief Interlayer

ARMI™  DATA SHEET

ARMI™ DATA SHEET

Reflective Crack Relief Interlayer

ARMI™ BROCHURE

ARMI™ BROCHURE

Reflective Crack Relief Interlayer

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