When you are using an asphalt release agent every single day, or considering purchasing a new one, it’s valid to wonder, “What is it made of?” Especially in an industry where most products are corrosive, combustible, toxic, and often fatal. Rest assured, when you are using PavePro, you are using the safest product on the market.

Hundreds of companies are making the switch away from diesel fuel every single day on a hunt for a safer and better product. Let’s look at why the switch is being made and what makes PavePro stand out as one of the safest on the market.

There are three reasons why diesel WON’T cut it anymore as an asphalt release agent:

1) It’s ineffective 

With a flash point of only 130°F, diesel fuel begins to evaporate out of your paving equipment immediately when the hot mix asphalt hits it. When there is no more diesel fuel present, it’s not working anymore, asphalt begins to build up and is rendered useless pretty quickly. That’s why you find yourself applying diesel fuel to your truck bed every load or your shovel every 25 scoops.

As an asphalt release agent, PavePro is the most effective and long-lasting product on the market. Learn more about flash point and how it affects release agents here.

2) It’s illegal

Diesel fuel is illegal. Point, blank, period. 

While the regulations around diesel fuel’s use is only monitored on certain jobs if you are caught with diesel fuel in your sprayer or in your bed, you are subjected to thousands of dollars in fines and you can get denied mix at the plant. 

PavePro is DOT-approved for use as a release agent and cleaner across the US states. Many asphalt plants even use PavePro in their spray systems to prep beds before getting mix. Learn more about the legality of diesel fuel and why it’s banned here.

3) It’s unsafe

This is typically the biggest “aha” moment for most people when they start to realize how unsafe diesel fuel really is. 

Combustibility and flash point aside, petroleum products like diesel fuel are prone to carcinogens known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are known for increased risk of cancer. There are also numerous neurological effects associated with the components of diesel fuel that can lead to cognitive impairment. 

Inhalation and skin contact can also lead to some serious complications with diesel fuel as well. 

That’s some scary stuff. 

Citrus Cleaners Are Worse

The market is flooded with citrus cleaners, degreasers, and removers, with marketing claims of being “safe and natural,” the reality is that these citrus cleaners primarily consist of by-product waste from food processing plants, along with additives such as scent, dye, water, and a multitude of other chemicals that may not align with their purported safety.

In a recent article, we delved into the potential dangers lurking in widely used citrus asphalt cleaners, as disclosed in the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) published by citrus companies. Among the concerning compounds identified were 2-butoxyethanol, aminopropyl diethanolamine, and tert-butyl-4-methoxyphenol, to name just a few. A simple Google search on these substances can attest to their carcinogenic and toxic nature.

Remarkably, we encountered a case where a customer switched to our products after their employees experienced blindness following contact with a citrus product. Upon scrutinizing the product’s SDS, we were able to pinpoint the specific problematic components within the formulation. This serves as a stark reminder of the importance of understanding the potential risks associated with seemingly innocuous cleaning products.

Tired of your good-for-nothing asphalt remover or release agent and ready to make a switch?

PavePro Was Formulated With Safety In Mind

With a little bit of advanced science and innovation, safety and power can go hand in hand.

That’s why our research and development team spent years perfecting the ideal formula for PavePro. Now, we have a patented asphalt release agent that is not only the safest on the market but also has the longest-lasting release power.

What Is PavePro Made Of?

While our exact formula is a proprietary blend of a bunch of natural active ingredients, I can tell you this:

 PavePro contains NO citrus, NO soy, and NO petroleum.

And here’s why PavePro is the safest on the market:

  • It does not contain any carcinogens
  • It does not contain any hazardous waste
  • It does not contain any toxic ingredients
  • It does not contain any PAHs
  • It does not create any dangerous fumes
  • It’s 100% biodegradable
  • It’s water-deactivated
  • It has a flash point well over 400°F
  • It’s safe for workers (safe on your skin too)


That begs the question: what’s stopping you from trying the safest and most effective asphalt release agent on the market? It doesn’t get any better than this.



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