NAPA exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, parking lots, airports, and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials to its members; and offers educational opportunities. Founded in 1955, the association counts more than 1,100 companies as members.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is a coalition of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. As a trusted resource, the Alliance establishes asphalt as the pavement of choice by detailing proven advantages of asphalt pavement in the areas of safety, value, performance, and the environment.
The Asphalt Institute is the international trade association of petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses. Founded in 1919, the Institute’s members represent 90% of the liquid asphalt produced in North America and an increasing percentage in international markets. We provide five essential areas of strategic focus to support our members in the following areas.
The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) was established in 1986 as a partnership between Auburn University and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Research and Education Foundation to provide practical research and development to meet the needs of maintaining America’s highway infrastructure. NCAT was created to ensure this industry’s ability to provide pavements that are durable, sustainable, quiet, safe and economical. We work with state highway agencies, the Federal Highway Administration and the highway construction industry to develop and evaluate new products, design technologies and construction methods that quickly lead to pavement improvements.