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August 2010: Come and See Martec in California and Pennsylvania, USA

Martec continues its campaign for establishing the Hot In-place Recycling (“HIR”) method in road maintenance as the most economical, effective and clean alternative to such costly conventional techniques as Mill & Fill and/or Overlay.

As an active member of the ARRA association, Martec is sponsoring and will be exhibiting at the FHWA/ARRA Northeast & Mid-Atlantic States In-place Recycling Conference to be held during 24-26 August 2010 in the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East Hotel, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  For more details about this important event in the industry, visit  http://www.arra.org/downloads/inplacerecyclingflyer2010.pdf.  Come and talk to Martec in Harrisburg!

The timing for this In-place Recycling Conference could not have been better:  the AR2000 will be working in California during August 2010.  Martec invites pavement professionals representing State Agencies, Contractors, Consultants, Academia, Local, MPO’s and Federal Government Officials to visit the real HIR operation of Martec’s AR2000 Super Recycler in California during a week just before the start of the Conference.   Seeing is believing:  this real project is an excellent pre-Conference HIR Case Study.

If you are planning to visit Martec’s AR2000 in California, contact Martec as soon as possible or send your request for the site visit directly to: marina@martec.ca.

Project: Hot In-place Recycling
Existing Pavement: Polymer Modified Asphalt & Open Graded Wearing Course
Technology: Martec’s AR2000 Super Recycler equipment train
Contractor: Pavement Coatings Company, California
Location: Trinity County, Big Bar area, Route 299, California, USA
NOTE: The Safety Requirements will be fully observed on site: Martec will provide its guests with all necessary safety items – with the exception of steel-toe boots required for personal use while on site.

While the industry faces today’s challenges of higher construction costs, reduced buying power, and deteriorating roadway conditions, the HIR project in California is intended to showcase the hot in-place recycling method as a modern, proven, economically effective, environmentally friendly and rational approach to sustainable maintenance of asphalt roads.

For reference, visit Martec’s “News” at  http://martec.ca/2010/07/july-2010-martecs-ar2000-super-recycler-goes-to-california-usa/; check Martec on the web http://www.betterroads.com/boomerang/asphalt-reclaimers-recyclers; see what the industry is doing at www.arra.org.

April 2010: Martec Speaks at the First International Conference on Pavement Preservation

Martec continues its campaign for establishing the Hot In-place Recycling method as an excellent solution and successful alternative for road repaving in the most effective and economical way, with no environmental hazard, while providing real pavement rehabilitation and keeping our roads sustainable. Come and join Martec’s team at the first International Conference on Pavement Preservation during 13-15 April 2010.
Dr. Mario Bonola, Martec’s VP Technical is an invited speaker to deliver a presentation titled “Asphalt Pavement In-Place Recycling: Effective Technologies for a Future More and More Sustainable”. We look forward to seeing you in California.

Martec Recycling Corporation Train

March 2010: The Second AR2000 Started Working in India

Telcon Ecoroads Resurfaces Private Limited (TERPL), an Indian road construction company based in New Delhi, first acquired the Martec’s Hot In-place Recycling (HIR) technology and AR2000 equipment train at the beginning of 2003 and since then, has established itself as a powerhouse of HIR in India.
To meet the increasing demand for road rehabilitation and to complete two prestigious HIR projects for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, TERPL purchased the second AR2000 Super Recycler in January 2010. Martec’s technical support group was called to train the TERPL’s personnel for operating the J2-AR2000 machines.

Martec's Training Crew on site in New Delhi
Martec’s Training Crew takes a break on site in New Delhi.


Training Project’s highlights:

Client: TERPL (Telcon Ecoroads Resurfaces Private Limited)

Machine: J2-AR2000

Training Period: January 17 2010 – February 27 2010

Project Name: Public Works Department – Zone M3

Location: New Delhi, India

Project Size: 58 lane kilometres

Hot-Milling Depth: 35-50mm

Corrective Ad-Mix: 20-35% (7.5% of 80/100 grade bitumen (VS10))

Rejuvenator: 0.15-0.4 L/sqm (SAVSOL Rejuvenating oil – ASTM D4552)
Designed as a front-end part of the real job which TERPL was responsible for as a contractor, the training program presented certain challenges for both TERPL and Martec because:

  • The asphalt pavement being recycled during the training period was an overlay completed in 2000 which had a 4mm micro-surface completed in 2005.
  • The existing asphalt pavement showed moderate rutting and layer separation due to improper construction techniques used by the previous contractor, i.e:
    • two of the six lanes were initially paved on a non-bituminous base,
    • the remaining four lanes were paved over a damp and dusty bituminous base with no tack coat.

With appropriate pre-engineering, QC/QA and a proficient local operating crew, TERPL recycled a sizable portion of the project during the period Martec’s training crew was on-site. Despite the challenging environment brought about by high traffic volume, urban operations, and low viability, TERPL excelled where other contractors could have faltered.

Browse through our Photo Gallery below to view the pictures of Martec’s Training Project in India.
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