Pol-Ec, a subsidiary of Detroit-based Nano Labs, is to submit a technical proposal for construction of the access roads for the entire New International Airport of Mexico City project.
The new 11,400 acres airport includes land posing difficult technical challenges due to the water saturation levels of the local soil, the organic content, and the soil salinity. These conditions may lead to potential damage to infrastructure (roads, bricks, corrosion of pipes and cables) if these issues are not properly evaluated and addressed.
“The terms of the partnership between the companies to test Polec’s proprietary polymer-based liquid cement involve furthering technical evaluations and complete due diligence by the Airport Projects Technical Committee. The technical proposal includes an evaluation of the performance of the product tested with local soil over the past 6 months.” the company says.
“The Joint Venture agreement signed last year between the parties also provides the possibility to participate in future joint projects. The goal of the new agreement between Pol-Ec International Technologies Corp USA and Polec S, RL. is to invest in the validation protocol required to test Technosoil so that it will be used in the new airport, in particular for the access roads of the entire project,”says Bernardo Camacho Chavarria, president of Nano Labs.
“The polymers function as a cementing and bonding agent which increases and optimizes the molecular attraction of the soil. This controls the expansion and linear contraction, thus increasing the amount of carrier load and resistance suitable for road construction applications while protecting the structures against elements like salt and water.,”said Jorge Rodriguez, president of Polec Mexico.
“An important feature of Technosoil is that it considerably reduces the permeability of the soil, which is a very important factor for this project. Polec’s polymers meet ASTM standards and have been tested in laboratories with International Certification. The quality of polymers and technology developed for the construction industry makes Technosoil a logical choice for a project like NAICM,” Rodriguezsaid.