ACE XP Polymer Fiber™ is used in a special Asphalt Mix Design to create this Reflective Crack Relief Interlayer product called ARMI™
ACE XP 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 1” thick asphalt interlayer.
The standard ARMI product will drastically reduce both bottom up and top down crack penetration through the 1” 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.