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About Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited

Company Overview

Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited (Lake Asphalt) is a wholly owned state enterprise situated in Brighton, La Brea, Trinidad charged with the commercial development of the Pitch Lake of Trinidad and Tobago, the world’s largest deposit of natural asphalt.

The company has been involved in the mining, refining, manufacture and distribution of high quality road building materials and other asphalt related products for over one hundred years and is a global organization with distributors and alliances in five of the seven continents of the world.

Lake Asphalt processes and exports Trinidad Lake Asphalt (TLA), which is mined from the Pitch Lake in La Brea. TLA, the company’s flagship product is recognised around the world as the superior modifier for refinery bitumen and has been used on every continent in the world over the past century in a number of applications including the paving of some of the largest roadways, highways, bridge decks, racetracks and airport runways across the globe.

Apart from TLA, Lake Asphalt manufactures and markets a range of Cationic Bitumen Emulsions produced in its state of the art Bitumen Emulsion Plant. The Company is also a distributor of Refinery Bitumen, a range of coatings that use TLA as a base branded as the LASCO Range of Products, and a mixture of TLA and Refinery Bitumen known as TLA Blend (AC), all of which are used locally and exported regionally and internationally.

Lake Asphalt is continuing its history of innovation through ongoing investment into its Research and Technology capabilities. The Company is continuously involved in research and development ensuring that it’s competitive advantage is maintained as well as its commitment towards maintaining the reputation that its products enjoy on the international market.  Today, the company holds several patents, the most significant of which is a patent for Pelletized TLA.

Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited is a State Enterprise under the purview of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

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