Heading for Madrid

On 12-14 May, the paving industry will be gathering in Madrid for the 7th Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress (E&E 2020).

The focus during the meeting will be on our changed transport patterns, under the main heading of Asphalt 4.0 for Future Mobility, and the demands this places on the roads of the future. Participants can access both the exhibition and the conference section, which also includes a poster presentation.

Nynas’ researchers have contributed to 11 of the manuscripts submitted to the conference, just over half of them as main authors. These include, for example, “A systematic study of bituminous binders extended with renewable material” (X Lu), “Durability parameters evaluated on binders recovered from various field sites in Europe” (H Soenen) and “Laboratory and site validation of a regenerating oil for recycled asphalt mixtures” (M Lancaster).

An article – “Air particle measurements during paving of low-temperature asphalt” – by Anna Steneholm has also been accepted, as has Ian Lancaster’s “The effect of sample preparation on the morphology of polymer-modified bitumen by fluorescence and optical microscopy and its relation to storage stability”. Both of these will also be presented by the authors during the congress.

The next issue of Bitumen Matters will feature a more detailed presentation of E&E 2020 and the subjects highlighted during these three intensive industry days in the Spanish capital.

Safety

Responsibility for our products and their impact

It is an overarching objective for Nynas to minimise the impact of its products on health, safety and the environment. Playing a key role in this work is Product HSE.

Talking point

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has hit all countries hard, in terms of both health and the economy. But, more specifically, how has the situation affected the road industry?

Projects

High-speed quality surface

The most modern racing circuit in the Nordic region is now ready to host both Formula 1 and MotoGP events. We have paid a visit to the Finnish championship circuit KymiRing.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable governance

Eurobitume is carrying out longterm work to help the organisation’s members to prepare for upcoming challenges as the conditions change in the market. One example is the decision to form the Bitumen Sustainability Steering Group (BSSG), chaired by Carl Robertus from Nynas.

Noted

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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