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Bitumen for paving applications

19/02/2021 11:45

Bitumen Matters No. 1 2021

 

Tough demands on durability

To withstand the loads from heavy vehicles and containers, Piteå Port & Hub in Northern Sweden opted for a polymer modified binder for paving the most heavily used parts of the new port area.

Some other highlights in this issue of Bitumen Matters:

Full speed ahead

After a challenging 2020, Nynas is emerging as a  stronger company, not only financially, but also in terms of production and feedstock supplies.

Minimising the risk of boil-over

When water comes into contact with hot bitumen, a powerful reaction occurs. This is because when water is heated to the temperature of the bitumen, it vaporises and expands.

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A new refinery landscape

The overall impact of IMO 2020, Covid-19 and the closure of outdated refineries has increased the benefit of bitumen expertise and specialisation. The question is who will produce bitumen in the future?

Read more about A new refinery landscape

The UK’s first carbon-neutral pavement

Using cold recycling technology developed in-house, Aggregate Industries has taken a major step in the direction of more sustainable pavements.

Read more about The UK’s first carbon-neutral pavement

Long-term durability

The durability of bitumen is the focus for a ground-breaking collaboration between Nynas and the French road construction specialist Colas. Rheological testing of age induced cracking takes centre stage.

Read more about Long-term durability