Safe work in Surrey

Although a lot of surface dressing work as well as other roadworks were cancelled during the UK lockdown, one Nynas customer, Hazell & Jefferies Ltd of Oxford, were able to convince their clients that they could keep working safely under the tight restrictions.

By implementing mitigating procedures such as hiring buses to carry staff to sites and working in close cooperation with their clients and suppliers, Hazell & Jefferies managed to keep their scheduled work programme going and still adhere to the lockdown rules.

Hazell & Jefferies use both intermediate and premium grade bitumen emulsion from Nynas for surface dressing. During the latest surface dressing season, which has largely coincided with the pandemic, Nynas delivered volumes of the polymer modified bitumen emulsion products Nynas Fleximuls and Nynas Duramuls in line with pre-pandemic projections.

“Volumes have held up well. We have successfully delivered the forecasted volume provided by Hazell and Jeffries at the start of the year despite the pandemic and resulting restrictions," says Nynas Sales Manager Chris Rhodes.

A major surface dressing project on the important southern trunk road A31 near Farnham in Surrey is one example of contracts carried out during the lockdown.

Projects

PMB with biogenic material reduces climate impact

Nypol RE is a newly developed, polymer-modified bitumen with biogenic material that increases the useful life of the pavement while reducing climate impact.

Noted

Bitumen to focus on core European markets

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and Nynas is now taking strategic steps to strengthen its competitiveness in core markets. Nynas will create a business footprint focusing on customers in the naphthenics and bitumen market in Europe, and significantly improve efficiency to deliver a competitive customer experience. Furthermore, Nynas will focus on four strategic sustainability areas: product development, environment and climate change, health and safety as well as people and society.

Safety

Appreciated Safety Day in Norway

To minimise the risk of accidents and injuries when loading and unloading bitumen, Nynas holds annual driver meetings.

Interview

Brains of Nynas: Sarah Badley

Sarah Badley works as Bitumen Sales Manager, covering the North of England, but is also responsible for the Nynas Bitumen Customer Service Centre in the UK. She joined Nynas in 2014, having spent many years working in the motor industry with brands including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Find out what's on her mind.

Noted

All the key players are working together to achieve the best possible result.

Katri Eskola, Specialist Road Maintenance Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic


Subscribe!

Get your Bitumen Matters.

Click here to get the magazine in English, Swedish or German.