STAR (Specialty Technology And Research), Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of sealcoatings and a comprehensive range of products that are used in the pavement maintenance industry. Sealcoatings are specialty coatings that have been used in the U.S. since late 1950’s for the protection and preservation of asphalt surfaces; commercial parking lots, home driveways, schools, airports, gas stations, fast food restaurants, etc. Sealcoatings serve as barrier coats to shield the asphalt surface against the damaging elements of weather, sun’s ultraviolet rays, salts and chemicals. Such coatings are based either on refined tar or asphalt emulsions and STAR has well established sealcoating products based on both materials.
STAR (Specialty Technology And Research), Inc. was established in 1986 with the expressed goal to deliver the very best in product performance, Research & Development, and technical support to its members and emerge as the leader in the pavement maintenance industry. Although these goals have been accomplished and largely surpassed, STAR continues to strive to serve the industry with high-performance products and outstanding customer service. Today, STAR is a well-recognized name in the sealcoating industry for its technical excellence and performance of its sealcoating and other products.
We have steadily grown over the years and today STAR has nineteen (19) licensee plants in the various states of the contiguous U.S., China and India. We envision tremendous growth opportunities, in both U.S. and especially in the overseas markets, where sealcoatings and their value in the preservation of asphalt pavements are relatively unknown.
STAR is the only company in the U.S. that offers Technology Licensing opportunity to independent entrepreneurs for manufacturing sealcoatings. Our technology licensing program is quite unique and highly cost-effective when compared to a typical run-of-the-mill franchise program. We allow our licensees to grow in their respective business environment, with the least amount of restriction on their business activities, as long as they conform to the quality standards of our sealcoatings.
STAR TECHNOLOGY LICENSING PROGRAM is well established and time-tested. Compared to a typical franchised operation, our program will:
Cost much less (fractions) than that of a typical franchise program,
Let the STAR Licensee maintain independence in running his/her operation, with least interference from STAR.
Avoid costly errors and have the benefit of learning from a wealth of experience and expertise of the existing STAR MEMBERS, through group interaction.
Save you money in material costs. The licensee buys directly from a supplier at a negotiated group discount price, offer STAR products to you at discounted prices, which will more than offset the licensing and royalty fees to STAR.
STAR functions as the Central Research and Development facility for all the members while rendering technical services support, quality control, quality assurance, national marketing, and promotion. STAR is actively involved in the industry’s professional associations. STAR is a founding member of PCTC (Pavement Coatings Technology Council) and a member of ASMA (Asphalt Sealcoat Manufacturers Association). From the very inception of the company, it has been our mission to educate our customer base through knowledge sharing, so they can make intelligent decisions. Towards this goal, we frequently publish technical articles in prominent trade journals, lecture at conventions and participate in seminars.
STAR is highly regarded in the industry for its technical excellence, ethical business practices, and unequivocal support to its members. We stay on the cutting edge of the technology, taking full advantage of the emerging technologies and materials. Our flagship products, STAR SEAL, STAR SEAL SUPREME, STAR AVIATOR, MICRO-PAVE, MICRO-PAVE PRO-BLEND, MACRO-FLEX, ADVANTAGE-4, etc. are highly regarded in the industry for their in performance. STAR’s sealcoatings meet and/or exceed the requirements of all applicable specifications; Federal, ASTM, FAA, ASMA, etc. We steadily evaluate our products against competitive products to make absolutely sure that they stay ahead of their class.
Now a word about our STAR Family Members, who are second to none when it comes to delivering the very best in customer care, product performance, and above all, their integrity. They do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to taking care of their customers. STAR Members have a wealth of knowledge and experience which is unparalleled in the industry, which they liberally share to help their customers or fellow licensees. We at STAR are very proud of our members and strive to deliver the very best to support them in their endeavors.
Kindly review our website to learn more about STAR, our members, our products, and services. We will be delighted to answer any question that you may have.
Girish C. Dubey