ViaCalco® – a product fit for the past, present and future

The Carmeuse Company, with a tradition that spans over 160 years, is a leader in the production of high-quality lime and limestone. The company is headquartered in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and is operates in 90 locations in 18 countries in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The company produces more than 8 million tonnes of lime annually and delivers it to almost 13,000 customers.

While recognizing the potential of the Serbian market, since it came to Serbia in 2013, the company has invested over 10 million euros in its lime factory and the Jelen Do quarry. It has also been constantly expanding its portfolio and has established cooperation with over 300 companies from Serbia and the surrounding area. The planned new investments in environmental protection, productivity growth and expansion of production capacities and introduction of new products validate Carmeuse’s commitment and long-term plans to remain the leading producer in its segment on the Serbian and regional markets.

A particularly important aspect of the company’s investments is its continuous investment in safety and elevation of production standards and environmental protection, which have become comprehensive and long-term goals in Jelen Do d.o.o. In addition, we provide a high level of work and employee safety, as well as ensure their professional training and development, in order to meet the expectations of all our stakeholders. In addition, following global trends, the company allocates significant funds for innovation and the use of new technologies that produce incomparably less pollution and CO2 emissions, as well as implements environmental projects that minimize pollution in its own and partners’ facilities.

In addition to the aforementioned, Carmeuse in the process of designing our Sustainability Vision 2030, carefully analyzed the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and choose nine of these goals to contribute in a direct manner:

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land

From its wide range of products and as a leader in the production of the top-notch lime and lime-based product, used, in the most important industries: steel production, production of non-ferrous metals, energy sector, environmental protection (processing of solid, liquid and gaseous waste), agriculture and construction (building and civil engineering), Carmeuse single out a product for land treatment in infrastructure projects, which is already widely used in Serbia, called ViaCalco®.

Designers of infrastructure facilities face great challenges in reducing costs and using the new natural materials (gravel, sand and crushed stone) for earthworks in the construction of motorways, railways, airports, embankments, dams and industrial facilities.

A particularly important aspect of the company’s investments is its continuous investment in safety and elevation of production standards and environmental protection, which have become comprehensive and long-term goals in Jelen Do d.o.o.

ViaCalco® provides just such a sustainable solution – it saves natural resources, time and money. It ensures efficiency and greater safety, while reducing costs and execution time, and at the same time, conserving natural resources and reducing the need for aggregates. The use of ViaCalco® binders avoids the disposal of otherwise unusable material and the destruction of nature, and it increases safety on construction sites by significantly reducing on-site traffic and thus emissions of harmful gases. It also reduces the number of required vehicles, and thus cuts down on load and damage to the transport routes used for the delivery of materials. Reducing traffic also has a positive effect on increasing safety for other traffic participants and preventing congestion on public roads during the works. Its fast and lasting effects on the soil, even if the moisture content is above the optimal, allow the works on construction sites to continue according to the plan, even in case of unfavorable weather conditions, which contributes to meeting the set deadlines.

ViaCalco® is used for soil drying, soil modification and soil stabilization, depending on the specific requirements of the designer, geotechnical engineer, or project manager. When treated, it can become part of new construction.

Thanks to their mobile laboratory solutions, Carmeuse’s team of experts provides support for all ViaCalco® solutions, that everyone – from designers to contractors – can rely on. The benefits of ViaCalco® binders have been validated on numerous projects in our country and worldwide.

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