The asphalt industry is moving toward a smarter future. Recycled asphalt pavement, or RAP, has been a cornerstone of the North American asphalt industry for decades. However, high RAP mixes resulted in premature cracking. Today, by combining balanced mix design, lab performance testing and the latest technologies, we can revisit the use of this vital resource in many markets of North America.

REARM Solves High RAP Premature Cracking

REARM™ combines two products to achieve the desired HIGH RAP percentage mix design. The first product is a highly engineered bio-oil to modify the virgin binder of the RAP mix. The second product is a treated Para-aramid polymer that reinforces the combined virgin and RAP binder to improve the rutting and cracking performance. The key to these performance improvements relies on the unique strengths of each product.


  • REARM™ solves premature cracking in high RAP mixes
  • Reduces cracking by 30-50% on Ideal CT
  • Extends life up to 50%


  • REARM™ combines two products to achieve optimized HIGH RAP percentage
  • Bio-oil rejuvenation and ARCA™ along with locally sourced raw materials
  • Safe, easy and clean plant implementation
  • Precision dosing with daily reports


  • Longer life expectation
  • Reduces embodied carbon in comparable mixes
  • EPD certification – Ultra low carbon additive
  • Can be used to meet low carbon asphalt specs on IIJA and IRA funded projects
  • Great option compliance
  • Listed in Emerald Eco Label (NAPA’s verified EPD tool)
  • Helps to meet corporate ESG reporting requirements


  • Longer life – reduced maintenance costs
  • Allows for extremely higher RAP content use
  • More cost effective than virgin HMA , WMA and typical low content RAP mixes

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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.