TULSA, OK (October 10, 2011) – CECA, (a subsidiary of the Arkema Group in France), through its affiliate, Arkema Inc., and Road Science, LLC, a division of ArrMaz Custom Chemicals, Inc., announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement in which Road Science will be the exclusive USA distributor of CECA's warm mix asphalt additive, CECABASE RT.
CECA is a world player in Specialty Chemicals and operates an extensive network of industrial facilities in Europe as well as two research centers dedicated to customer innovation. As a manufacturer of specialty surfactants used as warm mix additives, bitumen emulsifiers, and anti stripping agents, CECA holds leading positions in its markets, and offers innovative products to the road construction industry.
Road Science, based in Tulsa,Oklahoma, is the leading solution provider to the road paving industry, delivering preservation, maintenance and recycling systems, as well as innovative emulsifiers and other asphalt additives. Road Science also has a world-class laboratory in Tulsa, which provides asphalt analysis, formulation support, mix design services, performance testing, and forensics capabilities.
Under terms of the distribution agreement, Road Science will have exclusive sales and marketing rights to CECABASE RT warm mix asphalt additive and its rapidly expanding market in theU.S. When the additive is mixed with asphalt, the application temperature on the road surface can be reduced by about 40°C (72°F) without affecting the performance of the material. Compared to the typical paving process, the use of this additive reduces energy consumption by 20-40 percent, and reduces dust emissions considerably.
"Coupling CECA's innovative technologies with our nationwide marketing resources provides a compelling value proposition for our customers", said Road Science Division President Patrick Lavin. "With more than 10 percent of all United States asphalt mixes now produced at reduced temperatures, we are very excited at the opportunity to expand the market with the high quality product CECABASE RT warm mix asphalt additive."