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Accelerate the commercialization of RARX technology process in the global markets of ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY SILENT RUBBER PAVEMENTS

Objective

Paving industry sector faces nowadays different challenges as the need for less maintenance, more silent and more environmental friendly pavements. The use of crumb rubber (CR) derived from end‐of‐life tires (ELTs) in bituminous mixtures replies to all these needs however its wide implementation has not been extended due mainly of the following barriers that prevent its wide implementation are:
i. A crumb rubber alone cannot be placed directly into the mixes (dry method) because it will swell and absorb the bitumen causing raveling in the roads
ii. The wet method works well but requires that every contractor buys expensive equipment
iii. If crumb rubber is used in terminal blends it is essentially a waste of product because over time it becomes all digested

The solution proposed in this initiative to overcome these barriers is the use of use of reacted and activated rubber that it can be used directly into the plugmill of a contractor’s plant. The SILENT RUBBER PAVEMENTS project main goal is to market uptake and achieve a wider deployment of the RARX technology, based in a patent of CONSULALPV, that has the best of both methods:
• Easy to apply and use as in the “dry method”
• Performance and cost effectiveness beyond that of the “wet method”

To enter in the global market, two large companies (Valoriza SM- Composan) have made an agreement with a specialized SME (Consulpav, a first industrial applicant) who has developed and patented the RARX technology to exploit at European level. SACYR, a multinational pavement construction company present in more than 20 countries, will be the responsible for the pilot construction in different climate and evaluation. Our distributor in Italy, FHL group will assist the consortia in internationalizing our commercialization strategy.

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VALORIZA SERVICIOS MEDIOAMBIENTALES SA
Address
Calle Juan Esplandiu Sn 11 13
28007 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 777 490

Participants (4)

COMPOSAN INDUSTRIAL Y TECNOLOGIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 596 487,50
Address
Calle Narciso Monturiol, S/n
28340 Valdemoro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSULPAV - CONSULTORES E PROJECTISTAS DE PAVIMENTOS, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 202 343,75
Address
Rua Da Zona Industrial 6A
2665-305 Casais Da Serra - Mafra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SACYR CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 406 191,63
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 83-85
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FHL GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 100
Address
Via Buffa 22
15076 Ovada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)