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.

Projects

Road maintenance, Finland

The Finish road network has a total length of 454,000 km. The State-maintained section – 78,000 km – consists of main roads class I and II, motorways and regional and connecting roads. In 2019, approximately 1,800 km of the State-maintained road network were repaved.

Projects

Kiruna, Sweden

Work at the world's largest underground mine has resulted in deformations and crack formations at ground level that are so extensive that parts of the city of Kiruna are having to be relocated. One important project in this transformation is the new 7 km long section of the E10 north of the city.

Research

The bitumen laboratory in Nynäshamn

The Nynas bitumen laboratory – BitTech – plays a key role in offering the best technical solutions in close collaboration with customers. Carl Hultin explains more.

Noted

Nynas successfully exits reorganisation

The District Court of Södertörn has decided that the Nynas company reorganisation is now complete, following a creditors meeting where the previously submitted composition proposal was accepted.

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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