Atlanta, GA – Tensar International Corporation’s (TIC) solutions for roadway improvement and pavement reinforcement have moved upward – literally. With its acquisition of the assets and business of Endurablend Systems, TIC adds a composite micro overlay system to its innovative product offering. The newly acquired business will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta and operate as a business unit under TIC’s direction.
“We are very excited to add Endurablend to our suite of application solutions,” remarked Robert Vevoda, Tensar international president and managing director. “We now can offer the marketplace a complete roadway solution, starting from surface treatment to asphalt reinforcement, base reinforcement and down to subgrade improvement, for paved and unpaved applications. We believe that with our history of research and development, application development, extensive testing capabilities and ability to promote a technical solution, this emerging technology will be accepted and grow very rapidly.”
The Endurablend system is an advanced polymer cement slurry surfacing (PCSS) product that provides a flexible yet durable barrier over asphalt and concrete pavements. Composed of a unique acrylic compound mixed on-site with Type I Portland cement, specially sieved aggregate and other materials, Endurablend eliminates pavement raveling and spalling as it establishes a skid-resistant surface. Easily applied with as little as ⅜in. thickness, the product sets quickly and resists breakdown from traffic, oxidation, freeze-thaw cycling, UV exposure, fuels and chemicals, and water and salt. In addition, it is more solar-reflective than asphalt and releases no toxins into the environment.
Endurablend’s addition to the Tensar product line expands TIC’s capabilities to improve roadway performance. When cracks are present, it is best used with the GlasGrid® pavement reinforcement system, which reinforces pavement layers to reduce the effects of reflective cracking. Manufactured by Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, the GlasGrid system is distributed exclusively by Tensar International Corporation.
“With the Endurablend System, we now offer another solution to prolong the life of both asphalt and concrete surfaces,” said Nicholas Reck, MSc Eng, Pr Eng, TIC application technology manager. “We’re proud to extend our range of high-level engineering support for pavements from new construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation to maintenance and now pavement preservation. Tensar has always been at the forefront of innovative pavement solutions. We will continue to challenge the limits of this field and look forward to becoming a leader in pavement preservation.”
“I am very excited about the acquisition of the Endurablend business by Tensar International,” said Jay Wilson, Endurablend Systems’ founder and president. “Tensar’s global engineering expertise, marketing leadership and superior corporate organization offer the Endurablend product group the greatest potential for market saturation on a worldwide scale.”