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.
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
ARMI™ makes asphalt stronger than steel and adds strength to pavement in all directions
In balanced performance testing, ARMI™ yields an improvement of 30% to 50% in both rutting and cracking performance.
Ease of Adoption
ARMI™ can easily be included in the asphalt mixing process at both batch and drum plant facilities.
Batch & Drum Plants
ARMI™ can be either manually fed or machine metered directly into the drum at a drum mixing plant.
Use Less, Save More
A Balanced Mix design can result in a reduction in thickness while achieving performance enhancements.
Long Term Results
ARMI™ improves the cohesion of any asphalt mix AND improves long-term cracking and rutting.
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:
Cost Savings Comparison
ARMI™ is cost effective compared to various types of interlayer products.
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.
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