Surface Tech’s ACE XP Polymer Fiber® Achieves EPD
Surface Tech has completed the verification process to achieve an environmental product declaration (EPD) for ACE XP Polymer Fiber®, its advanced aramid polymer fiber additive.
An EPD is a transparent, objective report that details what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its entire lifecycle. The EPD is an independently verified and registered document that can help construction projects earn credits for green building rating systems. EPDs satisfy the requirements of product category rules (PCR) and follow international standards, including ISO 14044, ISO 14025, and ISO 21930.
EPD-listed products are gaining in importance as producers seek new ways to validate the assertions made by companies about the environmentally beneficial qualities of their products. Architects and designers also increasingly specify products with transparent lifecycle-assessment-based environmental impact reports.
“We are pleased to be EPD-certifying our flagship product/technology and joining the ranks of other proven, sustainable solutions,” said Steve Santa Cruz, president of Surface Tech.
ACE XP uses the tensile strength of aramid to address the performance distresses of cracking and rutting. It disperses over 19 million para-aramid fibers throughout each ton of mix, providing a three-dimensional reinforcement that increases the asphalt’s resistance to reflective cracking, rutting and fatigue. ACE XP is designed to make asphalt pavement stronger and last longer, thus increasing the pavement’s life expectancy, reducing maintenance costs, and providing enhanced sustainability to asphalt pavements. ACE XP can be added to any mix design with no needed changes at both batch and drum plants, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, visit surface-tech.com/asphalt-ace-xp.