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Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions and Mathy Construction Awarded Patent for Revix™

Wed., Dec 8, 2010

Jackson, MS-Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc., (Ergon), and Mathy Construction Co. of Onalaska, WI announced today the award of a patented process that allows for the production and placement of conventional hot mix asphalt (HMA) at reduced temperatures of up to 75⁰ F. This surfactant enabled patented process which is compatible with Non-Modified, Polymer Modified and PPA containing asphalt binders was co-developed by Mathy Technology & Engineering (MTE) and Paragon Technical Services, Inc., and has been trademarked REVIX™. REVIX™ will be exclusively marketed internationally by MWV Specialty Chemicals Division’s Asphalt Innovations team as MWV EVOTHERM® 3G.

EVOTHERM 3G offers many advantages over other WMA processes including significant energy savings and environmental benefits over conventional HMA. These benefits include the ability to increase RAP and RAS content due to the reduced binder aging. It can reduce emissions of organic compounds by up to 60% at the paver screed, and provide HMA contractor’s energy savings ranging from 10% to 25% without physical Hot Mix Plant modifications. EVOTHERM 3G does not alter the specified SHRP PG graded binder when added compared to other WMA technologies.

Ergon and Mathy believe that EVOTHERM 3G provides workers an environmentally friendly alternative to the existing HMA and current “water only” WMA processes. This contractor friendly additive will aid in the expansion of the warm-mix asphalt category worldwide.

“We are excited to have teamed up with MWV to market this technology internationally as EVOTHERM 3G,” said Baxter Burns, Executive Vice President of Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. “This patented WMA additive greatly expands and diversifies our existing product portfolio, with readily apparent value to our customers and the infrastructure industry.”

“Mathy Construction is proud to be a part of this well respected group of companies to provide a product that will help expand WMA around the country,” said Steve Mathy, CEO, Mathy Construction Co. “Production of high quality HMA with lower fume exposure and consuming less energy is a true win for the industry.”

About Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc.
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., is an Ergon company and operates as an asphalt and emulsion producer and marketer. The company specializes in the development of superior engineered paving and preservation products.

About Ergon, Inc.
Ergon, Inc. is privately held, and operates under six primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Asphalt & Emulsions, Transportation & Terminaling, Oil and Gas, Embedded Computing and Real Estate. Ergon owns and operates three petroleum refineries located in Mississippi, Arkansas and West Virginia, producing gasoline, low sulfur diesel, lubricant and process base oils, asphalts and other specialty products.

About Mathy Technology & Engineering
Mathy Technology & Engineering is a respected leader in the asphalt technology industry. Founded in 1994 , the company provides HMA/WMA and Performance Graded binder research and product development support to Mathy Construction Co. MTE, located in Onalaska, WI also provides a wide range of technology support to state and county agencies, and research support to suppliers of technology products for the paving industry.

About MWV
MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), provides packaging solutions to many of the world’s most-admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and commercial print industries. The company's businesses also include Consumer & Office Products, Specialty Chemicals, and the Community Development and Land Management Group, which sustainably manages the company’s land holdings to support its operations, and to provide for conservation, recreation and development opportunities. With 19,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. MWV manages all of its forestlands in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards, and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the seventh consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.mwv.com.

Contact :

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Jim Temple  - jim.temple@ergon.com
601-933-3000