St. Louis, Mo.— The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP), a St. Louis-based international association dedicated to the development, production and use of modified asphalts that greatly extend the life of interstate pavements, announced that DuPont and Alberty Additives have recently come on board as new member companies.
Based in Baton Rouge, La., Alberty Additives is a provider of cross-linking material and accelerator blends to the asphalt industry. Delivered in specially designed containers to allow easy application of the material to asphalt, the company's blends have demonstrated the ability to optimize the rubber/polymer addition, reduce production costs and improve the overall characteristics of asphalt.
With operations in more than 70 countries worldwide, DuPont's headquarters are based in Wilmington, Del. The company offers a wide range of innovative products and services for numerous markets, such as agriculture, nutrition, communications, home and construction, and transportation. Its specific construction-related offerings include the provision of polymers for the modification of asphalt for the paving and roofing industries.
"We are excited to add Alberty Additives and DuPont to our diverse list of members," said Bob Berkley, executive director of AMAP. "The companies' memberships will greatly enhance AMAP's presence in the asphalt industry domestically and across the globe, and we look forward to working with each of them to further promote the importance and use of modified asphalts."
Founded in 1997, AMAP is a national association of 35 companies dedicated to informing owners, contractors and specifying agencies about the performance and economic benefits of modified asphalt binders for bituminous pavements. The association serves as a consolidated voice on issues pertaining to modified asphalt, encourages the use of higher performing binders, evaluates and communicates advancements in modified asphalt technology, and promotes the standardization of asphalt binder testing procedures.