STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR Asphalt Emulsion Sealer


STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR is designed as a premium grade, Asphalt Emulsion (water based) sealcoating, meeting FAA Specification P-623, Emulsified Asphalt Spray sealcoat. STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR, as supplied, contains the specified amount of polymer, as required by the FAA Specification, for airfield maintenance. In performance, it is superior to conventional mix design sealers; polymers are not post added but “Hot Blended” during the manufacturing process to ensure it is properly fused into the asphalt binder. Cold mixing simply does not achieve the same level of bonding to the asphalt binder particles. The superiority of STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR has been well established in the field for nearly two decades. STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR has toughness and flexibility at all temperatures as well as resistance to many chemicals and de-icing salts. The combination of state-of-the-art technology in manufacturing and raw material selection translates into the following:


• A Unique Product – No other product on the market has employed this unconventional, but highly effective manufacturing approach, yielding far superior performance than conventional mix designs.

• Excellent Durability – STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR is known for its outstanding performance and consistency, properties that are demanded by engineers.

• Superior Flexibility – Ability to bridge minor surface (non-working) cracks in the pavement to eliminate water penetration and extend the life of runway, tarmac and apron surfaces.

• Dries to an appealing dark charcoal color that enhances the visibility of airfield markings. Snow removal becomes easier and runway markings last longer.

• Allows Mix Design Consistency – Rubber is the most critical component in FAA mix designs. Factory blending of the rubber in STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR assures the accuracy of the mix.

• Non-Irritating, Non-Toxic and Nearly Odorless – No noxious fumes or skin irritation during application. No solvent fumes, easy to handle, store and clean up. STAR MICRO-PAVE SUPREME is a low VOC product.


STAR MICRO-PAVE AVIATOR is recommended for all airfield asphalt pavement surfaces including; runways, taxiways, fueling areas, aprons and vehicle parking lots

Mix Design Recommendations

Important – Consult FAA Specifications P-627, P-628, P-630 & P-631 for mix
design and application rate. All mix designs must include clean, quartz, angular
sand. The following is a commonly recommended mix design.

Mix Design Components US METRIC
Water (Clean, Potable) 20 gal max 20 liters max
Sand/Aggregate 50-70 AFS* 400-600 Lbs. 48-72 Kg.

* Crushed slag (i.e. Black Beauty) may be used as the aggregate, provided it is clean, angular and within 50-70 AFS gradation.
The use of an additive is optional, follow STAR’s recommendations.

Application Rates

Must be applied to structurally sound pavements. The application rates shall be dictated by the traffic pattern and usage. Consult FAA Specifications P-623
1 For Low to Medium Traffic Two (2) Coats:
a) Concentrated Sealer – the total coverage rate of 0.18 – 0.20 Gal./Sq. Yd. or 45 – 50 Sq. Ft./Gal. (1.1 – 1.22 Sq. Meter/Liter).
b) Mixed Sealer – 0.26 – 0.29 Gal./Sq. Yd. or 31 – 35 Sq. Ft./Gal. (0.76 – 0.86 Sq. Meter/Liter).
2 For High Traffic Areas Apply Three (3) Coats:
a) Concentrated Sealer – the total coverage rate of 0.25 – 0.28 Gal./Sq. Yd. or 32 – 36 Sq. Ft./Gal. (0.8 – 0.9 Sq. Meter/Liter).
b) Mixed Sealer – 0.36 – 0.40 Gal./Sq. Yd. or 23 – 25 Sq. Ft./Gal. (0.56 – 0.61 Sq. Meter/Liter).

Application Tools

• Use conventional tools; Brush, rubber squeegee or spray rig.
• Clean up with Water. Do not discard washings in the bodies of water or down sewer drains.
• Dried sealer on tools – Wire brushing, scarping and peeling.
• Keep stored containers sealed tightly.

Curing Time

Cure time will vary according to temperature and humidity at the time of application. Insufficiently cured films wear prematurely. Lower temperatures, high humidity and lack of direct sunlight will prolong the cure time. Higher temperatures, lower humidity and direct sunlight accelerate the cure process. If a second coat is to be applied, allow the first coat to dry sufficiently to withstand light vehicular and pedestrian traffic without damaging or scuffing the coating. After the application of the last coat, allow the coating to cure at least 20-24 hours under good drying conditions.


Apply only on unsealed asphalt or surfaces previously sealed with either Asphalt Emulsion or Refined Tar based sealers. Do not apply over surfaces sealed with gilsonite and other solvent based seal coatings. New asphalt pavements must be allowed to cure at least 90 days in hot weather. Perform a water break free test to confirm that the surface oils have dissipated. Not recommended for steeply inclined surfaces, as they may become slippery when wet.


Wear gloves and protective clothing. In case of contact, flush skin or eyes immediately with fresh water. If the product gets in the mouth or eyes see a physician immediately. Consult a Safety Data Sheet for details.


5-Gallon plastic pails, 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon plastic totes at all STAR plant locations.


  • Surface and air temperature should be a min. 50° F (10° C) and rising.
  • Do not apply on rainy, foggy, or extremely humid days, or when rain is in the forecast within 24 hours.
  • If the pavement temperature is over 100° (38°C) dampen the pavement with a fine mist of water to facilitate even spreading. Do not allow water to puddle on the surface.