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  • 15-10-2019 11:17

    A number of initiatives are needed to attract new groups and in general to increase diversity in the industry. There is otherwise the risk of a serious skills shortage in the future.

  • 15-10-2019 10:17

    A new prediction tool for asphalt deformation, enabled Nynas to quantify the benefit of using polymer modified bitumen (PMB) in asphalt pavements. A reduced rutting rate means less maintenance.

  • 11-10-2019 15:12

    As traffic volumes increase, efforts are required in order to improve the work environment of road workers.

  • 09-10-2019 15:59

    Skanska has been renovating large parts of the runway at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Bitumen Matters was there to experience an intensive night of work as renovations progressed.

  • 09-10-2019 11:21

    Skanska has been renovating large parts of the runway at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Bitumen Matters was there to experience an intensive night of work as renovations progressed.

  • 29-03-2019 11:04

    The upgrading and maintenance of road networks are effective tools for countries wishing to improve their competitiveness. Roberto Crotti from the World Economic Forum explains why.

  • 29-03-2019 10:37

    Bitumen is handled at elevated temperatures. There are many important precautions that need to be taken to minimise the risk of burn injuries.

  • 29-03-2019 10:18

    A proposed new method for studying the rheology of bitumen and binders at low temperatures proves promising. Hilde Soenen explains the method’s potential.

  • 28-03-2019 15:50

    Combining a polymer-modified emulsion with two aggregate fractions gives you an especially durable surface. This was one of the main reasons why the contractor Skanska and the Swedish Transport Administration chose to use this technique on a road project in northern Sweden.

  • 27-03-2019 15:15

  • 28-01-2019 15:04

    Nynas were invited by Breedon Group to attend a safety day which was held at their site in Mansfield recently.

  • 16-11-2018 11:02

    It is important to have both incentives and clear requirements to drive developments forwards and to make sure that the industry is making a positive contribution to sustainable development.

  • 15-11-2018 16:09

    All of Nynas bitumen product transport operations in Sweden using road tankers now run virtually exclusively on biofuel.

  • 15-11-2018 13:41

    Information from the study of a cold mix asphalt pavement in Sweden that has been in place for 15 years provides invaluable insight into the durability of the material used.

  • 15-11-2018 10:48

    Bitumen Matters continues its journey around Europe to take a closer look at a few more interesting projects.

  • 12-09-2018 14:34

    As many markets place more focus on temperature reductions for asphalt production and laying, cold-mix asphalt techniques are receiving renewed interest.

  • 12-09-2018 12:15

    Leading an ambitious research programme, Nicolas Hautière of IFSTTAR is eager to demonstrate the viability of future fth generation roads.

  • 06-09-2018 10:45

    On 1st September 2018, widely-recognised bitumen industry professional Siobhan McKelvey became the new Director General of Eurobitume, taking over from Aimé Xhonneux – who led the organisation for six years and drove Eurobitume’s successful restructuring, national integration and significant membership growth.

  • 28-08-2018 15:29

    In October 1928 the S/S British Earl delivered the very first cargo of crude oil for the newly-built refinery in Nynäshamn, Sweden. The history of Nynas could start to unfold.

  • 27-08-2018 14:15

    All municipalities have at least one section of road that constantly requires maintenance, surfaces that can never be satisfactorily repaired and are always on the waiting list for new measures. One such example is the junction of Pilsworth Road and Moss Hall Road in the English town of Rochdale.