It is an overarching objective for Nynas to minimise the impact of its products on health, safety and the environment. Playing a key role in this work is Product HSE.
Eurobitume is carrying out longterm work to help the organisation’s members to prepare for upcoming challenges as the conditions change in the market. One example is the decision to form the Bitumen Sustainability Steering Group (BSSG), chaired by Carl Robertus from Nynas.
2013 saw the start of a major construction project – the Ryfylke tunnel, which opened to traffic just in time for the start of the new decade. This is the longest and deepest underground road tunnel in the world – 292 m below sea level – and it forms part of what is known as the Ryfast project.
The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) announced today that Nynas is no longer being blocked pursuant to the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations. As a result of a corporate restructuring of the ownership of Nynas AB sanctions are lifted, and US persons and companies no longer require an authorization from OFAC to engage in transactions or activities with Nynas AB. As a consequence, general license GL 13E is removed.
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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Katia Soza and Carl Hultin are conducting tests using a dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) in one of Nynas Bitumen Technology laboratories. The DRS is an advanced instrument that measures the rheological properties of a material, in this case the viscoelastic properties of bitumen at different temperatures and load frequencies. The results then provide a basis for a deeper understanding of bitumen properties, primarily for polymer-modified products.
At present an extensive process of competence transfer is under way at the accredited laboratory, and Carl is passing on his specialist expertise in methods and instruments to an eager-to-learn Katia. This means that Carl has more time to build on his top-class expertise in Nynas products and to focus on customer support.
Lena Erixon, Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration, discusses how government agencies and contractors can meet the new demands facing the industry.