SemMaterials Mexico’s Infrastructure
15 plants in Mexico in which:
- 11 plants produce emulsions
- 6 plants produce PMAC
- 7 plants produce PG graded asphalt
- 2 terminals (Oaxaca, Tuxtla) emulsion storage
- 4 plants (Silao, Torreon, Veracruz, Mexicali) rail capability
- 4 plants access to rail trans-loading (Guadalajara, Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, Tula)
- 1 portable emulsion plant (Mexicali)
2 National Labs:
- Liquid- Lab
- AMAAC-IMT certified (SHRP + capable)
- Mix Design
- AMAAC-IMT (Superpave Level 3 & AMAAC Level 4)
Laboratory Instrumentation includes:
Equipment and technology to test complete SHRP binder grades (MP1) and construct Superpave level 3 mix designs
Equipments to test binder grades: Dynamic Shear Rheometer, Bending Beam Rheometer, Rolling Thin Film Oven, Pressure-Aging Vessel.
Equipments for mix designs: gyratory compactor, Hamburg Wheel Track, modulus and fatigue testing, etc.
Research and Development equipment for liquids:
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
Thermo-Mechanical Analyzer (TMA)
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
System Application and Engineering Pavement Design
Pavement Management System
Pathway Pavement Condition Survey Vehicle. 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.
Falling Weight Deflectometer. FWD equipment is used to analyze pavement structure capabilities for maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. The FWD 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
1 Vogele spray pavers
2 Terex crushing systems