VALOR, the solution revolutionizing new construction, full depth, and overlay applications. With unparalleled performance backed by data, VALOR leverages the power of aramid fibers. Our aramid polymer fibers enhance the asphalt’s tensile strength, minimizing cracking and improving overall resilience. Together, this innovation provides a formidable solution that enhances the longevity and structural integrity of asphalt surfaces. With VALOR, you can confidently tackle any project, knowing they have the ultimate solution to create robust, long life and low carbon pavements.

VALOR = Long life, low carbon pavement

  • The only EPD Certification Aramid product (Low carbon additive).
  • The only Emerald Eco-Labeled Aramid product.
  • No potentially harmful plastics or other fillers.
  • No risk of additional VOCs impact stack testing.
  • One dose is 5 times less volume than the competitor dramatically reducing shipping and storage costs.
  • ASTM Standard D8395-2023 for Aramid Fibers in Asphalt Mixtures standardizes a dose as 2.1 oz per US Ton (65 grams/tonne).
  • Patented binding method disperses into mix. No Aramid clinging to inside of drum and hoses nor loss into the bag house.
  • Form factor ensures precision dosing
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  • Reduces cracking by 30-50% on Ideal CT
  • Reduces rutting up to 15% on HWT / IDRT / AMPT
  • Extends life up to 50%


  • Safe, easy and clean plant implementation
  • Precision dosing with daily reports
  • No change to JMF / No Fly Away
  • Compliant with Build America, Buy America Act. No waiver required
  • ASTM Standard #D8395-2023 for Aramid


  • Longer life expectation even with RAP / RAS
  • Reduces embodied carbon in comparable mixes
  • EPD certification – Ultra low carbon additive
  • Meets the customers’ sustainability commitments
  • Meets low carbon asphalt specs on IIJA and IRA funded projects 
  • Great option for future BMD compliance
  • Listed in Emerald Eco Label (NAPA’s verified EPD tool)
  • Helps to meet corporate ESG reporting requirements


  • Longer pavement life
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Lower life-cycle cost

VALOR extends asphalt life up to 50%



As a leader with both creative and analytical skills, Jason oversees the planning, development, and execution of Surface Tech’s marketing and advertising strategies. He has been responsible of late for clarifying the company’s value proposition through a series of new branding executions resulting in a revamped website and other improvements in the company’s strategic marketing initiatives.

Jason brings more than 25 years of industrial design, branding, and manufacturing experience to his new role as CMO. His work has appeared in leading design publications, and he has received numerous international design awards. His portfolio includes more than 40 design and utility patents in the fields of consumer electronics, software, packaging, medical devices, and software. Speed to market, with a critical eye for detail and simplicity, is the driving force behind his multidisciplinary design process.

Jason holds a BS in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University. His previous work experience includes Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Skylab Architecture, and founder of New Studio. 

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.