News - 2012

December 17, 2012

New model Stepp OJK-185-DAC added to our fleet of crack sealing kettles

We are pleased to announce the addition of the newly designed Stepp OJK-185 DAC kettle to our fleet of joint and crack sealing kettles for road and airport construction and maintenance.

The Stepp OJK-185 DAC offers an all new design and list of features that puts us ahead of our competitors, Crafco and Cimline, including an increased kettle capacity (185 gallons/700 liters), dual loading chutes, lower profile (allowing even easier access to the tank), new engine enclosure to accommodate air compressor.

Some additional features include:

- Insulated top covers
- Lower pump location to prolong pump life
- Overhead boom location changed to get better reach out of the hose and wand
- Pumping system replacement flange (easier pump replacement without taking the entire cover off)
- Heavier duty trailer with internal wire harnesses
- Oil Jacketed tank now includes the front and rear head for better and faster heat transfer to the product.
- Removable (bolt on) tank for easy replacement if trailer were to get damaged
- Hot oil recirculating pump location changed for easier and safer maintenance
- Overall appearance is much more sleek and aesthetically pleasing

This Monday, the first unit of the OJK-185 DAC was shipped to Russia along with 28000 lbs of our Beram 3060 LM crack sealant. Lots of excitement was in the air after 5 months of hard work to engineer a complete new kettle with the highest quality components, that will find widespread use in Russia and CIS, USA, Canada, as well as other regions of the world.
We invite you to take a look at a video of the OJK-185 DAC above, as well as photos of the shipment below.

At present, lead time is 4 months once an order is placed. Mixed loads are available for kettle + joint and crack sealant, shipped in a 40' standard container.
For more information, please see our website at

November 27, 2012

Presentation of new technologies and equipment for road construction at INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE (CERBA)

The presentation topic was - innovations in road construction for the North and the Arctic.
Moderated by: Stephen Mooney P. Eng., Director, Cold Climate Innovation Yukon Research Centre
- Alexander Zevin, President, Cantat Associates Inc.
- Roman Maev, International Centre for Innovative Technology Transfer
- Peter A. Gabor, Principal Architect, Peter A. Gabor Architects
- Alexander Nechaev, General Director, "SevZapdorStroi" Ltd.

November 26, 2012

Evotherm 3G Feedback: Buryatia, Russia

Evotherm 3G Warm Mix Asphalt was placed in a 24-km section of the M-55 (Baikal) highway Irkutsk-Chita, Buryatia, Russia.

A total of 3100 tons of warm mix asphalt, produced using the Evotherm 3G technology and concentrate, was placed under environment temperature of -19°C, with a haul distance of 42-44 km.

The feedback letter in both original Russian and English translation is available in the "Documents" section.


November 25, 2012

Evotherm 3G Feedback: Nizhneudinsk, Russia

Evotherm 3G Warm Mix Asphalt was placed on the streets of the city of Nizhneudinsk (Irkutsk oblast), Russia.

A total of 1020 tons of warm mix asphalt, produced using the Evotherm 3G technology and concentrate, was placed on the streets of Nizhneudinsk, with environment temperatures ranging from 0 to -3°C.

The feedback letter in both original Russian and English translation is available in the "Documents" section.


July 28, 2012

First skid of Bemalastic 1213 waterproofing membrane shipped to Ukraine

Bemalastic 1213 BDM is a hot applied, flexible, polymer-modified asphalt waterproofing membrane. Bemalastic 1213 BDM forms a seamless continuous monolithic waterproofing membrane which is impermeable to moisture penetration and remains flexible over a wide range of temperatures.

Bemalastic 1213 BDM is designed to protect structures from costly damage caused by water infiltration.
Typical applications include:
  • Waterproofing concrete slab construction on highway bridgedecks, parking garages, roof terraces, plaza decks, pedestrian concourses and podiums.
  • Single course construction such as tunnels, reservoirs, planters, foundation walls and reflective pools utilizing two course construction.
  • Protected, inverted membrane roofing systems.

Bemalastic 1213 has been shipped to our representative in Ukraine, Digyunsa, along with 40 drums of Perma Patch concentrate for production of cold mix asphalt.

For additional information, please see:

July 25, 2012

Introducing Stepp Crack-Sealing Kettles (USA)

Following successful negotiations with Minnesota-based company Stepp Manufacturing Inc., Cantat Associates Inc. has obtained exclusive rights for the marketing and distribution of oil-jacketed crack-sealing kettles, for use in joint and crack sealing operations in concrete and asphalt pavements.

Stepp Manufacturing Inc. is an established leader in the US market in the production and distribution of high quality horizontal and vertical kettles, with the following competitive advantages:

  • Ease of use and maintenance
  • High reliability - Stepp kettles are the only ones on the market, which use the high quality Kubota diesel engines
  • Additional options and modification options allow a fully customizable unit, based on the customer's needs and requirements.

This partnership allows us to introduce a product, which presents a better alternative to other similar products from Crafco and Cimline, thanks to its higher reliability, customizability of features and options and high level of competitiveness.

For more detailed information, specifications and photos, please follow the following link:


June 28, 2012

Visit of delegation from State-owned company "Russian Highways" ("Avtodor")

Representatives of the state-owned company "Russian Highways" ("Avtodor"), visited Canada between June 18-24, and were introduced to the mobile asphalt mixing plant for production of cold, warm and hot asphalt mixes, as well as to the production of cationic and anionic bitumen emulsion materials, production of modified bitumen and production of joint and crack sealing materials.

In addition, our representative in the Republic of Buryatia, Igor A. Baksheev, who had also been introduced to the said technologies, has completed training and received certification at the McAsphalt research centre in Toronto on the methods of Quality Control of Perma Patch cold mix asphalt and Evotherm 3G warm mix asphalt production.

May 30, 2012

First shipment of Beram 3060 LM to Qatar

An initial quantity of 113 kg (250 lb) of Beram 3060 LM joint and crack sealant has been shipped to Doha, Qatar, and will be used in the construction project of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA), executed by MIDMAC Contracting Company W.L.L.

For more information about the project, see:

April 24, 2012

Presidential delegation of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) visits Canada

During its visit in Canada (April 16-22, 2012), the Presidential delegation of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), led by President Borisov E.A., company Cantat Associates Inc. together with McAsphalt Industries Limited received full support for the introduction and implementation of new advanced technologies in road construction and repair in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). A series of agreements were concluded, including an agreement between LLC "Dorogi Hangalass" and Cantat Associates Inc. on the introduction of innovative technologies, structures and products.

See a video of the presentation on the right:


April 13, 2012

Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) delegation, led by President Egor Borisov, arriving to Canada

The delegation will depart on Saturday, April 14, 2012, to conclude agreements with several Canadian companies on behalf of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Ministry of Transportation.

The Presidential delegation for the business trip will include the First Deputy of the Minister of Transportation and Roads, Alexander Tarasov. It is expected, that during his visit to the province of Quebec, he will visit the Bombardier aviation plant, where an agreement is scheduled to be concluded between the plant and JSC "Aviakompaniya Yakutia", to enable cooperation in the area of air transport development.

In addition, a meeting is scheduled to take place with representatives of Cantat Associates Inc. to conclude an agreement between LLC "Dorogi Hangalass" and Cantat Associates Inc. on cooperation in the area of the introduction of innovative technologies, structures and products.

The business meetings will continue as the Yakutia Ministry of Transportation will deliver a presentation on the passenger terminal of the "Yakutsk" airport, as an alternative airport for transcontinental cross-polar aerial routes.

Issued by the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Ministry of Transportation and Roads Press Service

March 19, 2012

Perma-Patch feedback: Kabardino-Balkaria (Russia)

The Perma-Patch cold mix asphalt technology and concentrate was used in pothole repairs of the first 1 KM section of the highway Nartkala-Kakhun-Pravourvanskiy.

The cold asphalt mix showed excellent results and ease of compaction. The environment temperature during the operations was -15°С.

The feedback letter in both original Russian and English translation is available in the "Documents" section.

March 4, 2012

Certification of Beram 3060 LM joint and crack sealant for airports, roads and bridges

On March 2, 2012, Cantat Associates INC together with McAsphalt Industries LTD and representatives of the "RCC OPITNOE" certifying agency for industrial products in construction, namely:
Deputy Chair of the
"RCC OPITNOE" certifying agency Mitrokhin V.S. and Deputy General Director of Innovation and Research of JSC "LENAEROPROJECT" Vtorushin V.N., directors of company "Koronker", Tretyak T.M. and Khomiakov M.E., conducted a production analysis and evaluation of the quality assurance of "Beram 3060 LM" joint and crack sealant for airports, roads/highways, bridges in the manufacturing facilities of McAsphalt Industries LTD (Canada). Following this certification, the Beram 3060 LM joint and crack sealant, manufactured in Canada, can be used for joint and crack sealing in airports, roads/highways, bridges in the territory of the Russian Federation.


February 15, 2012

"Evotherm 3G" additive used in "Gazprom" projects

"Evotherm 3G" produced excellent results when used in sulphur-containing asphalt mixes, and will be used in general maintenance operations in "Gazprom" projects (Astrakhan, Novy Urengoy).

In addition, crack sealant Beram 3060 LM is planned for use in crack sealing operations in April, in objects belonging to "Gazprom" and "Voronezh Avtodor".


February 6, 2012

Perma Patch Cold Mix Asphalt used in Kabardino-Balkaria

The McAsphalt Perma Patch cold mix asphalt was used in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic for the first time, during road pavement repair operations by our representative in the region, LLC "Uzhnaya Nerudnaya Kompaniya".


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