Asphalt Processors Inc. is the only international asphalt institute certified in the region fully equipped to manufacture, test and supply world class PMA – a product renowed for its superior flexibility and durability.
As the sole producer of asphalt in Barbados, we specialize in the production of various grades of Penetration Bitumen, high vacuum Gasoil, asphalt emulsions and cutbacks and Performance Bitumen – including the world-class Polymer Modified Asphalt (PMA) product, otherwise available from the US, Europe and Canada.
API has been recognized with a variety of small business and product based awards and accolades.
National Industrial Awards 2005 (Small Business)
National Industrial Awards 2006 (Small Business)
Our stringent API testing process adds to the strength and durability of a road or highway network to be able to align with current environmental conditions (particularly in the Caribbean) as well as assimilates the aging process to observe how the product matures under a broad spectrum of external influences.
PMA is rigorously tested under specially certified conditions and at varying temperatures, ensuring elements such as environmental cracking are controlled and that the product can withstand any global climatic condition in accordance with the highest industry standards for asphalt materials.
More specifically, API’s Superpave Laboratory procedures cover the following elements of asphalt testing to produce the finest quality product on the market:
API has produced various grades of bitumen asphalt as the key ingredient in the repaving and enhancement of major road and highway networks for over 20 years.
We are the only company in the region fully-equipped to manufacture, test, and supply world-class PMA – a product renowned for its superior flexibility and durability, and only otherwise available in the USA, Europe and Canada.
We believe PMA is the key ingredient in paving the way to more sustainable infrastructure primarily because it contains Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) rubber, which enhances its level of elasticity, ability to absorb heavy loads and reduce cracking.
The PMA products’ ability to add general longevity to roadways makes it the most environmentally-friendly way forward to developing essential local and regional infrastructure into safe, strong, and environmentally compatible road and highway networks.
The benefits are too significant to ignore.
API was appointed to supply the PMA product used for the historic paving of the airport runways at Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA); the first time in Barbados and the region that PMA has been utilized to enhance any national infrastructural network.
API was appointed to supply the PMA product used for the Bushy Park International Raceway which is the premier motorsport facility in the English-speaking Caribbean, hosting a wide range of motorsport disciplines.