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Operations

SemMaterials México provides asphalt products, technology and pavement services to the Mexico paving market. With 14 in-country terminals and two national laboratories, SemMaterials México continues to pave the way as the leading Mexican asphalt provider. Our asset specifications include the following:



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14 plants in Mexico in which:
  • 11 plants produce emulsions
  • 8 plants produce PMAC
  • 9 plants produce PG graded asphalt
  • 1 terminal emulsion storage (Tuxtla
  • 3 plants (Silao, Torreon, Veracruz) with rail capability
  • 6 plants access to rail trans-loading (Hermosillo, Guadalajara, Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, Tula
  • 1 Marine terminal (Coatzacoalcos)
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2 National Labs:

  • Liquid- Lab (“SHRP PLUS” capable)
  • AMAAC-IMT certified Mix Design and aggregates characterization: Lab & Technicians
  • Mix Design (Superpave Level 3 & AMAAC Level 4)

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Laboratory Instrumentation includes:

  • Equipment and technology to test complete SHRP binder grades (MP1) and Superpave level 3 mix designs.
  • Equipment to test binder grades: Dynamic Shear Rheometer, Bending Beam Rheometer, Rolling Thin Film Oven, Pressure-Aging Vessel.
  • Equipment for mix designs: gyratory compactor, Hamburg Wheel Track, dynamics-resilient modulus and dynamic fatigue testing, etc.

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Research and Development equipment for liquids:

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
  • Thermo-Mechanical Analyzer (TMA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
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System Application and Engineering Pavement Design

  • Pavement Management Systems Services
  • Pavement Condition Survey Vehicle. Pathway is a vehicle that is equipped to measure the longitudinal roadway profile in order to calculate pavement roughness (IRI), rut depth, surface wear, joint and cracking faults all utilized to make a Pavement Distress Survey and simulated the service condition provided to the user.
  • Heavy Weight Deflectometer. HWD equipment is used to analyze pavement structure capabilities for maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. The HWD evaluates the pavements bearing capacity by analyzing its load and deflection capacities.
  • MU-Meter to evaluate the pavements friction index. The friction number is a safety pavement condition level and is used for the evaluation of maintenance and rehabilitation strategies.
  • 8 Secmair one pass chip seal machines
  • 3 Portable and high capacity Crushing Systems: each system unit has Jaw, Cone and Screen.