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Past, Present, Future...A Tradition of Excellence

The attractiveness of what could be possible with the addition of polymer to asphalt cement is what ultimately led to a study to analyze the properties of polymer modified asphalt and to develop test methods for determining the significance of these properties. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company started preliminary work in this field in 1949. This led to the forming of a new division in 1951 called Rub-R-Road. The Rub-R-Road research and development program sponsored a study, which would span the next 12 years in conjunction with the Kentucky Research Foundation and the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

Out of this research grew a much better understanding of how polymers could be used in asphalt for roads and highways. Over the next 40 years Rub-R-Road continued to study the effects of polymers in asphalt and supply the highway industry with Rub-R-Road polymers and the technical expertise to use them. In 1975, Rub-R-Road, Inc. was established as an independent company to continue serving the paving industry.

Rub-R-Road is uniquely qualified to help you through the maze of products and construction techniques that are available to today's Highway Engineers and Contractors. Engineers receive qualified information and assistance regarding appropriate application uses, techniques and specifications. Contractors receive helpful assistance at their plants and on the job site.

Americas Highway System has been our Proving Grounds since 1951. Thousands of miles of pavements have been installed with Rub-R-Road latex compounds. These installations have included innovative construction techniques for a wide variety of climatic and traffic conditions. Today, Rub-R-Road demands of itself the same excellence in research, innovation, product quality and customer service as it did when the company was founded!

Our Tradition is Our Mission

To assist Highway Engineers and Contractors to build and maintain the highest quality pavements at the lowest cost.


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