European route 22 (E22) is no less than 5,320 km long, from Holyhead in the UK via the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Latvia to Ishim in Russia. The part of the E22 that runs through Sweden plays a major role for the country’s southern region, not least because of the link to the Copenhagen area. The problem is that the road is very busy and accident-prone, and is also close to residential areas that are affected by noise.
County road 267 in northern Stockholm is an important, busy link between the E4 and the E18. To improve the traffic flow on this section, the contractor Svevia has been hired by the Swedish Transport Administration to widen a 6 km section from one to two lanes in each direction.
High-quality waterproofing of a bridge is generally carried out using mastic asphalt. This is all the more true if there are increased stresses due to climatic conditions or traffic loads. One example is the Punt-Val-Mulinaun arch bridge on the Oberalpstrasse H19 in Graubünden, Switzerland.
In summer 2017, Nynas delivered a carefully chosen PMB grade, Nypol 25, for asphalt layers of a test track.
The score for quality is lower
Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum (WEF), on the state of the European road network.
Interview on the link between roads and competitiveness
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Mikkel Caprani, Managing Director Denmark, Nynas Bitumen, chats with Finn Jensen, Managing Director of Dansk Overfladebehandling (DOB). The company DOB is focused on surface dressing and was established in 1981. The discussion touched on the possibilities of contributing more to sustainable development, for instance by using surface dressings on the more trafficked road network and which types of emulsions are most suitable for this type of application. The meeting took place during Vejforum, an important international industry event held in Denmark in December every year.
In October 1928 the S/S British Earl delivered the very first cargo of crude oil for the newly-built refinery in Nynäshamn, Sweden. The history of Nynas could start to unfold. Research and development was a strong driving force for the business from the very outset. Among other things, Nynas was among the first in Europe to manufacture petrol with a high octane level. The global energy crisis in the mid-1970s resulted in a transition from a small traditional Swedish oil company into an international player focused on special products. Nynas is now one of Europe’s leading bitumen suppliers, and is also a world leader in the field of naphthenic specialty oils.