In a new venture, Asphaltos has established a polymer-modified bitumen and bitumen emulsion plant in Bolivia. The company identified that Bolivia had the potential to be a good market for modified bitumen due to climatic conditions.
Prior to the establishment of the Asphaltos plant, Bolivia had been supplied with finished PMB from neighbouring countries in bulk and drums and from more distant sources in drums and bags. In some of these cases, quality problems were observed due to separation of the polymer being caused by lengthy transit times, or by poor control in the re-heating process during the emptying of drums or bags. Local manufacture helps to avoid these issues.
With the support of our very experienced in-house technical staff, Asphaltos is now able to offer high-quality, locally manufactured PMB and emulsions which avoid the potential problems inherent in imported material.