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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.
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Coordinator

VALORIZA SERVICIOS MEDIOAMBIENTALES SA

Address

Calle Juan Esplandiu 11-13 Planta 13
28007 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 777 490

Participants (4)

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COMPOSAN INDUSTRIAL Y TECNOLOGIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 596 487,50

CONSULPAV - CONSULTORES E PROJECTISTAS DE PAVIMENTOS, LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 202 343,75

SACYR CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 406 191,63

FHL GROUP SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 114 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760564

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 995 161,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 096 612,88

Coordinated by:

VALORIZA SERVICIOS MEDIOAMBIENTALES SA

Spain