Planning ahead

The civil engineering industry is pressing for a new Danish infrastructure plan. Many major projects, which will benefit both Denmark and Europe, are dependant on such a plan. Anders Hundahl explains more.

Katepal on the roof

Katepal offers a wide range of products based on SBS-modified bitumen. We met up with CEO Mikko Pellinen just as the company turns 70.

Focus on the future in Athens

Carl Robertus, Technical & Research Director Nynas Bitumen, talks about his expectations ahead of the Argus bitumen and asphalt conference in Athens.

Better roads = improved competitiveness

The upgrading and maintenance of road networks are effective tools for countries wishing to improve their competitiveness. Roberto Crotti from the World Economic Forum explains why.

Sustainable Development driving innovation

It is important to have both incentives and clear requirements to drive developments forwards and to make sure that the industry is making a positive contribution to sustainable development.

Bitumen key to smart roads

Leading an ambitious research programme, Nicolas Hautière of IFSTTAR is eager to demonstrate the viability of future fifth generation roads.

Mining the microscale

Dr Johan Blom at the University of Antwerp, is looking for answers to the behaviour of bitumen in the material’s microscale structure and composition.