Pavement Cold Joint Adhesive

General Information

Description: The Dura-Fill CJA is a hot-applied modified asphalt adhesive. It is used as an adhesive and tacking material on longitudinal cold construction joints on asphaltic pavements. The Dura-Fill CJA fosters a long lasting seal between two sections of asphaltic pavement. It prolongs pavement service life by sealing the joints from water penetration, which cause base failure and potholes. Dura-Fill provides excellent re-sults in cold weather and throughout repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Dura-Fill CJA is formulated with select asphaltic resins, synthetic polymeric rubbers, plasticizers, stabilizers and a blend of organic and inorganic reinforcing fillers.

Recommended Uses: Dura-Fill CJA is applied 1/8 inch thick across the edge of the first paving pass. When the adjacent lane of asphaltic pavement is put into place, the heat from this material and the compaction of the roller cause the Dura-Fill CJA to adhere to both lanes. This forms a durable bond between the two overlay passes. This product can also be used as a waterproofing agent on shoulder interfaces, around manhole covers and other utility cuts in asphaltic pavement.

Melting and Application: Melt Dura-Fill CJA using a conventional oil jacketed kettle equipped with agitator and temperature control devices for both the material and heat transfer oil. Carefully insert small quantities of Dura-Fill CJA and the plastic bag into the melting equipment while the agitator is turned off. Load material slowly to avoid splash back. After the initial load has reached the recommended pouring temperature, fresh material may be added to the melter as sealant is used. Melt only the material that will be used during that day. Purge material remaining in the kettle lines at the end of each sealing operation.

Note: The temperature of the heat transfer oil should not exceed 525°F. Do not heat Dura-Fill above the maximum heating temperature and do not maintain it at that temperature for prolonged periods of time. This could cause the material to gel in the equipment or fail in the joints. A significant viscosity increase accompanied by stringiness signals the approach of gelation. If this occurs, immediately remove the material from the melter and dispose of it.

For further details read and follow the Dura-Fill SDS, Installation Instructions for Oil Jacketed Dura-Fill Products and P&T Products’ Warranty. 

Product Specification Table

when tested in accordance with ASTM D 5329, 36, modified 3111 & 4402
Maximum Safe Heating Temp400º F Max.
Application Temp370º-390º F
Heating Time12 Hours Max.
Penetration77º F60-90 dmm
Resiliency77º F40% Min.
Flow140º F3 mm Max.
Softening Point171º F Min.
Low Temperature Flexibility1" Mandrel Bend0º F Pass
Viscosity375º F40-100 Poise
Ductility77º F30 cm Min.
Ductility39º F30 cm Min.
Tensile Adhesion77º F500% Min.
Specific Gravity1.10 Approximately
Flash Point410º F Min.
Optimum ClimateALL Climate Zones

Product Highlights

  • Flexible
  • Economical
  • Excellent Adhesion
  • Resists Flow


3 - 4 feet per pound using a 2- inch overlay


P & T Products’ Specifications


Dura-Fill is packaged in 30lb poly bags and boxed in high-strength corrugated cardboard. Each pallet contains 75 boxes or 2,250lb of Dura-Fill.
Now also available in Dura-Melt Consumable Packaging.