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Bitumen for paving applications

05/07/2017 09:07

A focus on the roads of the future in Tallinn

On 27-30 August, the leading players in the European road industry will gather to take part in the 29th International Baltic Road Conference.

Over four intensive days in the Estonian capital, around 500 participants from more than twenty countries will be studying the latest developments in areas such as road construction and maintenance, IT solutions, traffic safety and public transport. In its capacity as a leading supplier in the European bitumen market, Nynas will of course be on site in Tallinn with a stand in the trade fair area (box 14-2).



Carl Robertus, Technical Director Nynas Bitumen, will also be giving a poster presentation under the heading “Whatever happened to bitumen in Europe?”. The starting point is that overall European bitumen demand has gradually declined by 30% since its peak levels a decade ago, while at the same time there has been a significant increase in traffic. Such a trend is not sustainable unless requirements for road materials have changed and will continue to change, including the performance requirements of bitumen.

For Nynas, this means that work to develop the long-term durability of bitumen is of the utmost importance. One result is the Nypol product range, which is classified in accordance with the European specification for polymer-modified binders. One characteristic of Nypol is the performance of the products in terms of cohesion and adhesion, as well as resistance to cracking and fatigue fractures.


Another high-priority area for Nynas is long-term work to create an effective safety culture in connection with the handling of bitumen at depots and asphalt plants. This is a task that requires both investment and training. Before each new surfacing season, for example, there are inspections of delivery sites and meetings with customers to review what a good delivery site should look like.

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