Nynas news

23/05/2016 14:06

On the right track

The extensive research and development work into bitumen that is taking place now will be essential to cope with future road demands.

Roads bring together people and goods across cities, countries and continents. As the demands we place on roads increase, it is up to us to maintain them and develop solutions that ensure they are suited to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Modified bitumen is one way to help cope with more demanding traffic conditions and preserve pavements. “We have a number of modified bitumen products that are being used in situations where there is extreme traffic. Those binders will help cope with the demands from the increased, heavy traffic of the future,” explains Carl Robertus, Technical & Research Director Bitumen for Nynas.

Nynas’ Performance Programme and ReSolution marketing initiatives demonstrate how the company has recognised these growing needs. The Performance Programme aligns Nynas products into three categories: Regular, Extra and Premium.

Specialist bitumen companies like Nynas are well positioned to lead the way in developing new materials and solutions to meet specific challenges. Carl Robertus notes: “A lot of research and development is taking place and it’s not just the prerogative of bitumen producers. There is certainly collaboration and that’s quite positive – the Eurasphalt & Eurobitume (E&E) congress is a good example.”

Putting new understanding and insights into bitumen will be vital for the future. The research, collaboration and thriving interest in bitumen puts society in a strong position to create road networks that meet the challenges of the future. Although there is still much to learn about this essential material, we are on the right track to protecting the valuable asset that is our roads.

Read the full article in Performance Magazine Issue 1/2016

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