Recently, Argos, the cement company of Grupo Argos, launched an innovative and highly specialized product called Super UHPC. This ultra-high performance concrete is already being used to rehabilitate two bridges over one of the most important roads in the state of Florida in the United States. With this, Argos has become an ally of the infrastructure plan of this nation, where approximately 100 billion dollars in investments for infrastructure improvements are being contemplated in the coming years, including projects that focus on the construction and rehabilitation of roads, bridges and other major projects.
This remarkably innovative product is composed of specially selected cementitious materials and fibers that give it outstanding mechanical and durable properties, making it an excellent alternative for building new bridges, roads and facades, as well as for the repair and rehabilitation of existing structures.
«This is a solution we are supremely proud of and even more so because we know it is already being used in bridge maintenance in Florida. We originally developed it in Colombia and then powerfully adapted and brought it to the U.S. market. We are confident that our Super UHPC is going to help in the rehabilitation of thousands of deteriorated bridges and roads, as well as in the construction of new and more durable infrastructure.»
Juan Esteban Calle
President of Cementos Argos
One particularity of this product is that it is marketed in kits, which include the bags of dry mix, the additive and the fibers. Users obtain a material with unique characteristics by correctly mixing these components through a simple process.
Argos has an ambitious and strict plan to contribute to the environmental challenges we face as humanity, and one of its pillars is the development of a specialized product portfolio that generates value for all the actors in the chain, from the designer to the end-user, and at the same time offers durable and environmentally friendly solutions.