About Us

  • About Us
    +1 843.746.8106
Evotherm411's items Go to Evotherm411's photostream

« July 2016 | Main | September 2016 »

4 posts from August 2016

August 15, 2016

Evotherm YouTube Channel Grows

How familiar are you with Evotherm's YouTube channel, EvothermWMA? If not very, then there's no better time than now! We've put together a series of videos in an effort to bring life to the various benefits customers experience when using Evotherm.

Check out the most recent video, "Evotherm and RAP," featuring Tim Carter of P&S Paving in Daytona Beach, FL. And stay tuned for additional videos we're adding each month!



Stay tuned for:

"Better Compaction & Density" — Jay Behnke, S.T.A.T.E. Testing, Chicago, IL

"Follow the Truck & Keep Temps Low"

"Cold Weather & Long Haul Paving"

"Municipal Paving"


Check out the EvothermWMA channel here.

Coming next on "Connecting the DOTs"

MDT logo




The FAST Act: Opportunities & Innovation

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lynn Zanto, Transportation Planning Administrator — Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

10:00am Pacific | 11:00am Mountain | 12:00pm Central | 1:00pm Eastern


What is Connecting the DOTs? Learn more here.

Register here for the next webinar and get credit for continuing professional education requirements.

Stay tuned for more updates as Ingevity's Pavement Technologies team continues to help agencies across the U.S. connect the technology dots!

Faces of Evotherm: Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown picMeet Mr. Ryan Brown, Technical Marketing Manager at. He enjoys building customer relationships, educating customers about Ingevity’s technologies, and providing technical assistance on projects. When we talked with him this summer, some of the topics were winter, Mother Teresa and Einstein. Read the details of our interview below.

Amy Chiconas (AC): “What’s Your idea of happiness?”

Ryan Brown (RB): “Ice cream.”

AC: “Misery is…”

RB: “Winter.”

AC: “If not yourself, who would you be?”

RB: “A professor.”

AC: “Where would you like to live?”

RB: “On a beach!”

AC: “Name your real life hero.”

RB: “Mother Teresa.”


AC: “What is one of your favorite project memories?”

RB: “On the first Evotherm project I supported, the customer told me that the plant, road crew, and quality control department were all happy. That never happens!”

When not eating ice cream, dreaming about the beach or making a positive mark on the industry, Ryan can be found golfing, hunting and fishing. He loves the outdoors and the words of Albert Einstein: “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” Ryan certainly knows how to give to his colleagues and customers. Stay tuned for the next Faces of Evotherm feature!

Performing Beyond Limits

Axeon JacksonvilleMC Hammer pants, fanny packs, the California Raisins, velour, the Hacky Sack, neon. Thinking the 1980s yet? These classics certainly had their moments of glory, but also limitations. Ground tire rubber (GTR) has a similar ‘80s story. The inclusion of GTR as an asphalt binder modifier was a game changer, and then it saw challenges like unpredictable performance, and various handling issues.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) can attest to these limitations, but has found a solution with GTRH, a combination of GTR and SBS. For FDOT, GTRH is a win because it helps mitigate the increased consumption of recycled tires by the State’s landfills. Professionals like contractor Atlantic Coast Asphalt (ACA) and liquid supplier Axeon in Florida are having positive experiences with GTRH, like their April 2016 4,000 mix ton project in Duval County.

The mix was placed on US Highway 1 (Phillips Highway) in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida. The friction course covered both the Northbound and Southbound lanes starting just south of Interstate-295 and ending near the intersection of Race Track Road. Robbie Robinson, Senior Manager of Asphalt Technical Services at Axeon, reports: “The distance from the plant to the project was approximately six miles. ACA used FC-5 (an open graded friction course) (OGFC) with 6.6% AC content, 1% hydrated lime, 0.4% mineral fiber, and Evotherm® in order to lower the minimum ambient temperature placement of the mix from 60 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to 55 degrees F.” The mix was produced at 180 TPH with temperatures between 300-330 degrees F. The plant had no problems handling the GTRH binder and the plant indicators showed no differences compared to PG 76-22 PMA during start-up and production.

Atlantic Coast Aspalt used a Roadtec 2500C Shuttle Buggy and CAT 1055D Paver. GTRH was delivered to the paver through a MTV which resulted in a uniform mat. The asphalt mix was placed between 260 to 290 degrees F with no issues. OGFC’s like FC-5 serve as a drainage layer and do not require extensive rolling. The mix was seated in place by two Caterpillar 12-ton rollers. Mike Camillari at ACA, shares: “We were able to successfully meet the percent within limits (PWL) specifications, which was huge for us. We had no issues with the PG 76-22 GTRH and the mix looked outstanding. The superintendent and the screed operator were very complimentary of the mix and liked it better than PG 76-22 PMA.”

Once again, we see WMA pushing performance beyond traditional limits. Outstanding work, FDOT, ACA and Axeon!


  • Enter your email address below to subscribe for updates.


  • Jason Bausano Ryan Bragg Lance Brooks Will Cabell Everett Crews Heather Dolan Dean Frailey Tejash Gandhi Jason Mapes, Quality Jonathan Maclver Jenna Michael Mike O'Leary Bryan Pecht