VíasChile group will use warm mixes in all its asphalting

It is the first toll road operator to decide to use this in all its production processes.

VíasChile, the concessionaire of Autopista Central, Highway 68, Paso Los Libertadores and Ruta Los Andes, has implemented the Warm Mixes Asphalt (WMA) Program in order to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and environmental impacts. It will use warm mixes in its entire chain of asphalt production. This action will extend the useful life of paving because of less exposure to high temperatures in the manufacturing process.

By using an additive, optimal conditions of manufacture are achieved to work the asphalt at a lower temperature, thereby using less energy.

Jorge Villarroel, Chief Technical Officer of VíasChile, said that pavement becomes more durable using this type of technique. “The use of warm mixes puts us at the forefront in the implementation of innovative techniques to produce the asphalt to be used in paving in our country. In addition to extending the durability of the mixes, this technology will help us reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and protect the health of our employees.”

One of the important environmental commitments of VíasChile is to constantly search for innovations to be able to reduce CO2 emissions during operations and be environmentally friendly. Thanks to the use of warm mixes, of perpetual pavement and the incorporation of RAP in all asphalt mixing for our pavements, we are contributing to recycling, a reduction in fuel consumption and a decrease in polluting emissions.

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