Simpson Strong-Tie® Carbophalt™ and Glasphalt™ grid reinforcements limit water penetration and crack reflection caused by heavy traffic, weather, and structural fatigue to increase the safety and service life of asphalt surfaces and roadbeds.
Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will bring a new category of asphalt reinforcement technologies designed to significantly improve the durability and drivability of paved surfaces to the 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Construction Show March 14–18 in Las Vegas, NV.
Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the largest trade show in North America and the premier event connecting construction professionals with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the asphalt, aggregate, concrete, earth-digging, lifting, and mining industries. Simpson Strong-Tie will introduce Carbophalt and Glasphalt grid reinforcements to CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees at Booth# C32995 and demonstrate how application of asphalt reinforcement technologies will improve the sustainability, longevity, and resiliency of asphalt paved road surfaces in the US.
Extensively tested at the Advanced Pavement Research Center at the University of Texas at Arlington, Carbophalt and Glasphalt grid reinforcements limit water penetration and crack reflection in asphalt surfaces caused by heavy traffic, weather, and structural fatigue. Installation of these technologies can significantly increase the safety and service life of asphalt surfaces and roadbeds while mitigating the need for frequent, costly, and time-consuming repairs.
Featuring a proprietary weave that makes them easier to install on both straight and curved roadbeds, Simpson Strong-Tie asphalt grid reinforcements are flexible and presaturated with bitumen to ensure superior bonding between layers of asphalt and a positive lock into the pavement. Carbophalt and Glasphalt reinforcement grids are also 99% recyclable and can be easily re-milled back into asphalt aggregate with no decrease in performance, resulting in increased service life, lengthier renewal cycles, and less frequent maintenance work.
“Simpson Strong-Tie is excited to apply our experience with extensive category testing and research and development to the asphalt sector through the introduction of these innovative grid reinforcement technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG,” says Simpson Strong-Tie market segment manager Corey Clark. “Carbophalt and Glasphalt solutions provide new levels of durability and safety to asphalt surfaces subject to heavy traffic and aggressive weather cycles.”
For more information on Carbophalt and Glasphalt asphalt reinforcement grids from Simpson Strong-Tie, including case studies, performance metrics, and testing results from the Advanced Pavement Research Center, please visit strongtie.com/products/rps.
Media Note: Registered media at CONEXPO-CON/AGG can visit Simpson Strong-Tie Booth# C32995 and meet with Simpson Strong-Tie category experts. For interviews, please make an appointment with Simpson Strong-Tie media manager Chris Wood.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.