CRDC Mexico and Trivasa Sign Agreement to Introduce Concrete Blocks Made With RESIN8™ Into the Mexico Market
Yucatan, March 1, 2023 – CRDC Mexico and Trivasa today announced that they have signed a supply agreement to introduce concrete blocks made with RESIN8™ to the Mexico market. Grupo Trivasa will begin manufacture of the blocks in Yucatan this spring, aiming to manufacture around 120 thousand blocks with RESIN8™ per month for use in new environmentally friendly construction projects. The ecological blocks will be produced at Trivasa’s Xcitán Plant in Valladolid, Yucatan and will contain up to 5% of RESIN8™.
The announcement was made at a press conference with the Undersecretary of Planning for Sustainability of the State of Yucatán, Lic. Diana Pérez Jauma, the president of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC), Lic. Raúl Asís Monforte González; Vania Monterrubio, Director of Development of Resources and Habitat Communication for Humanity Mexico, as well as representatives of Trivasa, Universidad Anáhuac Mayab and CRDC Mexico.
Diana Colin, Manager of Continuous Improvement, Quality and Innovation at Trivasa stated: “This alliance aims to contribute to the generation of a circular economy that will have a very positive impact on the region. These materials will go on sale in March of this year, and during the first phase, the vibro-pressed products will be commercialized in Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Tabasco.”
RESIN8™, made from unwanted discarded plastic waste through a proprietary process, can have significant benefits to concrete even when added in small quantities. Blocks made with RESIN8™ have greater thermal insulation, less weight, and do not require modification of production and/or construction processes different from those used today.
María Laura Rojas, CEO of CRDC México, commented: “We are thrilled to offer this new product to the Mexico construction market and couldn’t have found a better partner than Trivasa. Their commitment to raising industry standards is second to none, and we look forward to expanding our partnership over time.”
Jhosue Chávez Cortés, Director of Business Development at Trivasa added: “We did several tests for resistance and quality of the new blocks and the results were very satisfactory. This agreement will give us access to new markets and we are excited to continue our journey towards improving our environmental footprint. By taking advantage of this type of plastic waste we are generating value for a new product being part of a circular economy model that helps protect the ecosystem. As part of the project, we also plan to contribute to the construction of 50 Infonavit houses in Quintana Roo and Tabasco.”
Additionally, CRDC Mexico signed a cooperation agreement with Anáhuac Mayab University (member of Anáhuac University Network). The agreement aims to promote training and professionalization of students; implementation of academic programs and research; and development of collaborative projects that strengthen Yucatan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.