MORRISVILLE, NC – May 9, 2018 – Asphalt Contractor magazine recognizes Chemtek’s NeSilex™ silica dust suppressant as one of the top 30 products of 2018. Winners of the 2018 Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards presented by Asphalt Contractorrepresent the construction industry’s most preferred products, equipment, or services. The winners, determined by contractors themselves, must pass certain criteria to be considered for the prestigious award. The editorial team looks at the most searched products on, equipment innovations that are gaining attention and traction on the jobsite, and products that have sparked social media engagement.

NeSilex™ is a dust suppressant formulated specifically to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. Inhaling silica dust is extremely hazardous and increases the risk of developing COPD, Silicosis and lung cancer. NeSilex™ is recommended for any dust-producing construction activity including: milling, sweeping, crushing, mining, sawing, jackhammering, earth-moving and grading. It contains specially formulated surfactants, wetting and agglomerating agents causing dust particulates to saturate and attract to each other. This process allows for effective and efficient dust suppression, reducing silica dust inhalation by workers and the surrounding public.

Chemtek CEO David Rigsbee says “We are excited that there has been such a positive response to our product since introducing it early this year. It’s encouraging to see our industry taking worker safety seriously, and we are thrilled to be recognized as one of Asphalt Contractor’s top products.”

“Contractors look to this list for what they should be adding to their fleet. It is key, in choosing the right equipment and products, to get the job done not only correctly, but also efficiently and effectively,” says Amy Schwandt, group publisher.

Jessica Lombardo, Asphalt Contractor’s editor, adds, “The products chosen in this year’s Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards reflect the best of the best in the industry. From new equipment to trending products/services, it is the ideal resource for contractors nationwide.”

Additional information on award recipients can be found in the May issue of Asphalt Contractor and at

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