Surface Tech announced today that it has completed the verification process to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration for ACE XP Polymer Fiber®, its advanced aramid polymer fiber additive. Surface Tech’s products and manufacturing processes were analyzed by SCS Global Services using life cycle assessment. SCS is a global leader in third-party certification, validation, and verification for environmental, sustainability, and food safety and quality performance claims.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a transparent, objective report that details what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its entire life cycle. The EPD is an independently verified and registered document that can help construction projects earn credits for LEED v4 and other 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 specifiers 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 life-cycle-assessment-based environmental impact reports.
“We are pleased to publish an EPD for our flagship product/technology and joining the ranks of other proven, sustainable solutions,” said Steve Santa Cruz, President of Surface Tech.
“We applaud Surface Tech on its successful EPD verification, showcasing its commitment to minimizing its environmental impact through third-party certification,” said Keith Killpack, SCS Technical Director of Environmental Certification Services. “This new certification reinforces their dedication to being a leading environmentally-conscious organization.”
ACE XP utilizes the tensile strength of aramid to address the two major distresses affecting asphalt performance today — 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 makes 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 easily added to any mix design with no needed changes at both batch and drum plants. It mixes, rolls, and finishes the same as any other mix. Using ACE XP in conjunction with a Balanced Mix Design can also result in a reduction in needed pavement thickness, while still achieving performance enhancements.
For more information on ACE XP Polymer Fibers®, visit surface-tech.com/asphalt-ace-xp.
About Surface Tech
Surface Tech is a global leader in advanced additives for concrete and asphalt solutions. Innovation driven, the company provides proven solutions for the construction and building materials industry by focusing on Performance, Ease of Adoption, Sustainability and Cost Savings. Its offers products and services that address acute needs with innovative, highly researched and proven solutions. Learn more at .
About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in climate mitigation, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, consumer products, and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to companies, agencies and advocacy organizations due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS is a chartered Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information, visit www.scsglobalservices.com.