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Asphalt Sustainability and Market Facts

What is asphalt pavement?

Asphalt pavement is a combination of approximately 95 percent stone, sand, or gravel bound together by 5 percent asphalt cement, a product of crude oil. Asphalt cement is heated and mixed with the aggregate at a mixing facility. The resulting asphalt pavement material is loaded into trucks for transport to the paving site. The trucks dump the pavement material into hoppers located at the front of paving machines. The asphalt is placed, then compacted using a pavement roller. Traffic is generally permitted on the pavement as soon as the pavement has been compacted and cooled.

 

Follow the links below to learn more about asphalt's sustainability and the asphalt pavement market.

 

  Sustainability & Asphalt  Pavement Economics

 

SUSTAINABILITY FACTS MARKET FACTS

 

NAPA Fast Facts - a two-page backgrounder on NAPA and the asphalt pavement industry.

 

NEW - Changing Highway Trust Fund Spending Trends and the Asphalt Pavement Market!

 

 

 

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