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The Asphalt Institute Foundation receives $500K grant from ExxonMobil

The Asphalt Institute Foundation receives $500K grant from ExxonMobil ExxonMobil and Imperial will join the Asphalt Institute (AI) in celebrating its 100-year anniversary at the Lexington, Kentucky headquarters. This milestone will be marked with several presentations along with a dedication of the Asphalt Institute Foundation (AIF) courtyard with customized commemorative brick pavers. The Asphalt Institute …

Asphalt Recycling is all about the Perfect Process Chain

Asphalt Recycling is all about the Perfect Process Chain In order to turn aggregates and bitumen into asphalt for road construction, a thermal mixing process is needed – this is what an asphalt mixing plant is used for. When it comes to the production of this “black gold,” an increasing number of companies around the …

NAPA reports Recycled Asphalt use reaches a new high

NAPA reports Recycled Asphalt use reaches a new high Asphalt pavements are the most consistently recycled material in the United States. Every day as part of maintenance and improvement projects, old asphalt pavement material is reclaimed from roads and parking lots and then the recycled asphalt is put back to use in new pavements. In …

Neal Manufacturing introduces high-volume Seal Coating machine for large road projects

Neal Manufacturing introduces high-volume Seal Coating machine for large road projects Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment LLC and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, offers its High-Volume Road Maintenance Vehicle for maximum efficiency and high-quality results on large road projects. With innovative features and in-cab controls for key variables, the High-Volume Road …

O’Rourke Infrastructure put a third Volvo P6870C wheeled paver to work in Portsmouth

O’Rourke Infrastructure put a third Volvo P6870C wheeled paver to work in Portsmouth “Product support is key…” according to father and son team, Phil and William O’Rourke, proprietors of Portsmouth based O’Rourke Infrastructure Services Ltd (OIS) as they take delivery of their third Volvo P6870C wheeled paver. Established in 2010, this family-run business started with …

PolyBitumens invests in first UK road legal mobile storage bitumen tank

PolyBitumens invests in first UK road legal mobile storage bitumen tank PolyBitumens has taken delivery of the first ‘Road Legal’ Mobile Storage Tank in the UK, which will enable the storage of Bitumen Emulsion at remote sites around the country. The new bespoke Mobile Storage Tank is part of a £750,000 investment by PolyBitumens into …

Indiana animal shelter completed with Porous Pave dog exercise areas

Indiana animal shelter completed with Porous Pave dog exercise areas When the Humane Society of Elkhart County, Indiana opened its new facility in 2017, one important improvement was missing: outdoor play and exercise areas for dogs awaiting adoption. To enhance animal welfare, eight new play areas were completed in October 2018. Funded by a generous …

Rubber roads pave the way for tyre recycling as Tarmac expands asphalt range

Rubber roads pave the way for tyre recycling as Tarmac expands asphalt range A new rubberised asphalt, which uses waste from tyre recycling has been launched by Tarmac, the leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Tarmac is the first in the UK to develop a new asphalt technology capable of recycling end-of-life tyres …

Volvo paves the way for road improvements in Ukraine

Volvo paves the way for road improvements in Ukraine A fleet of Volvo wheel loaders, excavators and graders have been helping keep road construction company Lutskavtodor Group running smoothly and safely in the Volyn region of Ukraine for more than 25 years. The Volyn region of Ukraine is home to 578 explored mineral deposits and …

NAPA Practical Guide Series highlights Asphalt Sustainability

NAPA Practical Guide Series highlights Asphalt Sustainability The second book in the Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide series, “Sustainability Specifics,” is now available. The 62-page Asphalt Sustainability book outlines 92 specific actions to boost sustainability for asphalt pavement projects, as well as in production and construction operations. “These documents provide a useful reference for …

Pavement sealer line-up improved and expanded by Crafco

Pavement sealer line-up improved and expanded by Crafco Pavement preservation specialist Crafco has completed formulation enhancements and is rolling out a large-scale pavement sealer lineup to various regions across the nation. Bringing together its flagship products with polymer-advantaged and environmentally friendly options, the expanded ActionPave® brand responds to the demand for more cost-effective and sustainable …

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90 percent recycled

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90% recycled Lincolnshire-based road surfacing firm, Minster Surfacing is developing technology that could lead to all roads being made from 90% recycled material. Minster Surfacing works on roads across Lincolnshire on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council and Kier Group as well as roads in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and major …

Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces 2018 perpetual Pavement Award Winners

Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces 2018 perpetual Pavement Award Winners Six departments of transportation were named as winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Awards by Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design. The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road owners …

WPI praise exceptional Volvo Pavers and faultless SMT GB support

WPI praise exceptional Volvo Pavers and faultless SMT GB support Joint Managing Director, Steven Igoe, of Middlewich based WPI Group praises the aftersales support “can do” attitude provided by Volvo Construction Equipment’s distributor, SMT GB. “That’s why we’ve taken the decision to broaden our experience of owning and operating Volvo wheeled pavers to also encompass …

D8239 ASTM Specification will help grade performance of Road Pavement Materials

D8239 ASTM Specification will help grade performance of Road Pavement Materials A new international standard announced by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) will help grade the performance of road pavement materials. The new specification D8239 will provide performance standards for liquid asphalt used in road construction using multiple stress creep and recovery …

Volvo P7110B and P7170B pavers now feature lifetime and extended warranties as standard

Volvo P7110B and P7170B pavers now feature lifetime and extended warranties as standard Road customers get additional uptime assurance with an extended warranty and a Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty coming standard on P7000B series pavers. Volvo Construction Equipment is adding the P7110B and P7170B asphalt pavers to the company’s Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty …

Awards and honours at the International Slurry Surfacing Association Convention

Awards and honours at the International Slurry Surfacing Association Convention The 57th Annual Convention of the International Slurry Surfacing Association was held in February 18-21, 2019, in Cancun, Mexico. Founded in 1963, the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) is a non-profit association dedicated to the interests, education and success of slurry and micro surfacing, chip …

NAPA updates Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide

NAPA updates Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide Across the United States, about four out of every five homes have asphalt shingle roofs. Annually, as those roofs are replaced and maintained, about 12 tons of waste shingles are generated, and another 1.2 million tons of manufacturing waste shingles are generated during the production of …

Awards and honours at the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association Annual Meeting

Awards and honours at the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association Annual Meeting During the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) held in Cancun, Mexico awarded and honoured the leading lights in the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry. Incorporated in September 1976, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association’s primary function has …

Eurovia UK invests £7m in PolyBitumens plant to enhance the UK highway network

Eurovia UK invests £7m in PolyBitumens plant to enhance the UK highway network The Member of Parliament for Thurrock, Jackie Doyle-Price, has today officially opened PolyBitumens, the new state-of-the-art production plant in Thurrock, which represents a £7.0m investment by Eurovia UK to improve the long-term sustainability and resilience of the UK highway network. This multi-million-pound …

New Crafco program for Asphalt Manufacturers creates opportunities and revenue

New Crafco program for Asphalt Manufacturers creates opportunities and revenue Pavement preservation specialist Crafco has just released a new program for asphalt manufacturers. The Crafco HP Asphalt Cold Patch Producer Partner Program lets qualified companies produce and market bulk Crafco HP Asphalt Cold Patch at their own plants. Through this opportunity, asphalt manufacturers can generate …

Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct program to their Asphalt Pavers

Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct program to their Asphalt Pavers Owners of select models can now benefit from the 24/7 machine monitoring and reporting service that provides all the benefits of telematics without the burden of sorting through data and alarm codes. Originally launched in 2017 for excavators, articulated haulers and wheel loaders, ActiveCare Direct™ is …

Relief for Central Sulawesi roads thanks to Volvo Pavers

Relief for Central Sulawesi roads thanks to Volvo Pavers Road contractor PT Sapta Unggul is relying on a ABG5820 paver from Volvo Construction Equipment to make the roads safer and more accessible in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since 2016, the ABG5820 has paved 124 kilometers of roads in the region. On September 28, 2018, Palu, Central …

The new BENNINGHOVEN product philosophy

The new BENNINGHOVEN product philosophy New BENNINGHOVEN asphalt mixing plants incorporate a great deal of what BENNINGHOVEN has learnt about asphalt production and mixing plants since the 1960s. During this time, the company has developed on a continuous basis and is now one of the global leaders in the field. Combined since summer 2018 with the …

New ECO asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN is a world first

New ECO asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN is a world first Made in Germany, in use worldwide: ECO – the globetrotting asphalt mixing plant. Cost-efficient and effective transport, quick and easy to relocate, installed in next to no time. Benninghoven presents the new ECO system concept at bauma for the first time. The type ECO …

NAPA calling for all US Asphalt Mix Producers to join in their Annual Survey

NAPA calling for all US Asphalt Mix Producers to join in their Annual Survey Every asphalt mix producer in the United States is asked to participate in the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s annual survey on the use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt. This survey is conducted by NAPA under a cooperative agreement with the …

Porous Pave has laid 13 million pounds of recycled rubber

Porous Pave has laid 13 million pounds of recycled rubber Porous Pave, Inc. reached a new environmental milestone in 2018: surpassing 13 million pounds of recycled rubber used in installations of its permeable paving material. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave is a highly porous paving material that offers superior …

GSSI showcases innovative PaveScan RDM Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

GSSI showcases innovative PaveScan RDM Asphalt Density Assessment Tool GSSI, a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces that it will feature its industry-leading PaveScan RDM asphalt density assessment tool at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, which takes place January 13-17, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center …

Asphalt Drum Mixers offers Crane-Set and Self-Erect Asphalt Storage Silos

Asphalt Drum Mixers offers Crane-Set and Self-Erect Asphalt Storage Silos Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers crane-set and self-erect asphalt storage silos, which are compatible with both the company’s own and similar competitive models of asphalt plants. ADM silos are available in many configurations from single self-erecting silo to multiple crane-set silos and several drive-through configurations. Capacities …

Volvo P6870C is the optimum Paver for Asphalt Surfacing Ltd

Volvo P6870C is the optimum Paver for Asphalt Surfacing Ltd Bringing more than sixty-five years of joint experience within the ‘Asphalt’ industry, Iain Saunders and Rob Darlington decided to join forces to establish their new venture  Asphalt Surfacing Ltd together just seventeen months ago. “Rob has years of experience working for several large contractors from …

Latin America Bitumen Market share to exceed US$5.7 billion by 2024

Latin America Bitumen Market share to exceed US$5.7 billion by 2024 According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Graphical Research, Latin America Bitumen Market size to cross US$5.7 billion by 2024. The construction industry in Latin America deemed to be a profitable quotient for the product market owing …

Ammann asphalt plant retrofit protects the environment

Ammann asphalt plant retrofit protects the environment Four years ago, Fiegl GmbH of Bavaria invested in the retrofit of an asphalt-mixing plant tower, as well as the replacement of the baghouse. The retrofit led to immediate reductions in emissions, sound levels and fuel usage. The time frame for the retrofit was extremely tight because it …

Women of Asphalt features 100 women counting down to World of Asphalt 2019

Women of Asphalt features 100 women counting down to World of Asphalt 2019 Beginning November 5, the Women of Asphalt coalition will be highlighting 100 women from within the asphalt industry over 100 days as they countdown to the World of Asphalt 2019 Conference and Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Each woman selected for the …

Ceylon Petroleum Week 2018 announces events and speakers

Ceylon Petroleum Week 2018 announces events and speakers Ceylon International Petroleum & Gas Conference 2018 (CIPC) & Ceylon Bitumen Conference 2018 (CEYBIT) CPW 2018 will focus on key market sectors of the petroleum products and gas value chain with more than 30 industry leaders, visionaries and senior decision makers from 11 countries to address the …

ADM Asphalt Plant extras deliver greater uptime and more customization options

ADM Asphalt Plant extras deliver greater uptime and more customization options Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers asphalt plant add-ons for greater customizability, uptime and efficiency. The components help with ease of operation and can alert operators to small problems before they grow and become more costly. The features include advanced controls to streamline plant operation, …

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers The “Quality Road Construction Baden-Württemberg 4.0” project needs machines that can communicate with one another digitally – and it also needs people who can operate these technologies. A machine operator reports on his experiences with a high-tech Ammann compactor that was deployed during the project. …

The Women of Asphalt Council renamed Women of Asphalt – WofA

The Women of Asphalt Council renamed Women of Asphalt – WofA The Women of Asphalt Council has been renamed as Women of Asphalt (WofA) and launched a newly redesigned website and its inaugural podcast. The website has been expanded to serve as a hub for WofA membership, including a wide range of relevant, useful information …

Eurovia paves the future with automated surfacing

Eurovia paves the future with automated surfacing Eurovia Contracting, experts at delivering highways and infrastructure schemes, is paving the future using an array of new technology including automated surfacing to increase safety, productivity and quality assurance on paving and surfacing contracts. A recent contract, renewing the road surface on the A505 Offley bypass near Hitchin …

A colourful future for asphalt

A colourful future for asphalt This past July, Shell Bitumen presented its Shell Mexphalte C binder for coloured asphalt tunnel at the Make the Future Live annual festival in London. Make the Future Live is a space for some of the smartest thinkers and most curious minds that attracts students, entrepreneurs and industries to explore …

APA Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog highlights US Asphalt Pavement Industry

APA Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog highlights US Asphalt Pavement Industry The asphalt industry has a new resource for information from the West Coast and Pacific region: The PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel blog. The blog is managed by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Pacific Coast Regional Council and draws information from state asphalt pavement associations …

Australian asphalt experts impressed with Ammann factory in China

Australian asphalt experts impressed with Ammann factory in China A group of Australian asphalt experts visited Ammann China during a recent information gathering tour and came away impressed with the manufacturing facility – and optimistic about the role Ammann products can play in their country’s future. Twenty delegates from the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) …

NAPA publishes guide to preserving pavements with thinlays

NAPA publishes guide to preserving pavements with thinlays The best way to ensure long pavement life is to preserve pavements through maintenance and address distresses before they become pavement failures. A new publication, Thinlays for Pavement Preservation, provides guidance on the use of thin asphalt overlays as part of a successful pavement preservation program. Thinlays, …

British Road Industry welcomes MP’s calls for roads to have heatwave resilience

British Road Industry welcomes MP’s calls for roads to have heatwave resilience The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed calls from MPs for government to examine the ability of local authorities to ensure that the local road network is resilient enough to withstand prolonged heatwaves and not melt. In its report ‘Heatwaves: adapting to …

Structural Design Guide for Porous Asphalt is now available

Structural Design Guide for Porous Asphalt is now available Porous asphalt pavements are a green infrastructure solution that provides the performance, ease of construction, and functionality of traditional asphalt pavements but with a permeable structure that helps manage stormwater. Commonly used for parking lots and other light-duty applications, full-depth porous asphalt pavements are increasingly being …

We are at a tipping point for bitumen

We are at a tipping point for bitumen We live in rapidly changing times, especially for bitumen trading businesses. Refiners are concerned about the impact that the International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 deadline to cap sulphur levels in marine fuel will have on their profit margins, while being eager to explore opportunities for blending. Trading firms …

Swale construction improves 250 percent using Sidewinder Offset Paver trial

Swale construction improves 250% using Sidewinder Offset Paver trial Trials conducted during the construction of the North Norwich Distributor Road showed an increase in efficiency of 250% by using SidewinderUK plant, as against conventional methods. Sidewinder offset paver is a unique plant able to lay any granular material to either side of an existing carriageway. …

Warm-Mix Asphalt use grows in USA while recycled materials hold steady

Warm-Mix Asphalt use grows in USA while recycled materials hold steady Asphalt pavement mixture producers continue to apply technologies and innovations to make long-lasting asphalt pavements more energy-efficient to produce and more resource responsible. Nearly 39 percent of asphalt pavement mixture produced in 2017 was produced as warm-mix asphalt at reduced temperatures, which decreases energy demands, …

Road Technology Days shine the spotlight on Wirtgen, Vogele and Hamm

Road Technology Days shine the spotlight on Wirtgen, Vogele and Hamm The focus of this year’s Road Technology Days held by the WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations. When no less than three global market leaders …

Turning Waste into profit with Ammann

Turning Waste into profit with Ammann An Ammann ABA UniBatch Asphalt-Mixing Plant can help businesses increase profits, and the numbers prove it, according to Siddharth Shah, director at RKC Infrabuilt Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, India, who said: “It’s very economical compared to all other plants. We have been saving great amounts.” An ability to utilise recycled asphalt …

Neal Manufacturing introduces the Asphalt Road Preservation Sealcoating Package

Neal Manufacturing introduces the Asphalt Road Preservation Sealcoating Package Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment LLC, a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, offers its Asphalt Road Preservation Package for optimal efficiency and high-quality results on both detail and high-volume sealcoating applications. The package includes Neal Manufacturing’s drivable DA 350 dual applicator for quick …

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes Scientists at Aston University have developed Bio-Bitumen, a new way to convert organic bin waste such as decomposed food, paper and plastic into a substance suitable for laying roads and pavements. The process, developed by academics at the university’s European Bioenergy Research Institute …

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. talked with its U.S. House representative about issues important to the manufacturing industry during an I Make America event. Rep. Jim Banks toured ADM’s Huntertown, Indiana facility May 2, answering questions from workers and sitting down for a one-on-one conversation with …

ASI celebrates examples of their GSB pavement preservation used 39 years ago

ASI celebrates examples of their GSB pavement preservation used 39 years ago While many manufacturers of asphalt preservation products claim their products provide long-lasting benefits, few can offer 39 years of proof to back up their claims. Asphalt Systems Inc. (ASI), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has proof that if used properly and at …

Ammann Australia expands

Ammann Australia expands Solid growth has led Ammann Australia to relocate its headquarters, warehouse and training centre to better serve its customers in the region. The facility was moved from Narangba to a new location about 10 km north in Caboolture. The move took place in January 2018. “This move is a reflection of Ammann’s …

Ammann Asphalt Mixing Plant plays major role in Turkish Highway project

Ammann Asphalt Mixing Plant plays major role in Turkish Highway project An Ammann asphalt mixing plant production and ability to utilise fibres is playing a crucial role in the construction of the Northern Marmara Motorway in Turkey. A large portion of the motorway, which serves as a bypass of Istanbul, has been completed. Handling a …

Volvo introduces new combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo introduces new combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018 With the latest engine technology and features that help to provide a dense, high-quality mat, the CR30B and CR35B are the ideal fit for small-scale compaction projects. Volvo Construction Equipment launched the CR30B and CR35B combination rollers at World of Asphalt, adding to its small …

Freetech Hot-In-Place Recycling plays a key role on the Silk Road

Freetech Hot-In-Place Recycling plays a key role on the Silk Road In September 2013, China’s President Xi Jinping proposed a strategic plan to develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, an important component of the Belt and Road Initiative. An ambitious vision to promote China’s infrastructure, and stimulate economic integration for the Country, both nationally and …

Construction Equipment names ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant in Top 100 products of 2017

Construction Equipment names ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant in Top 100 products of 2017 Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc.’s EX120 asphalt plant was named one of Construction Equipment magazine’s 2017 Top 100 New Products. The list recognizes the year’s most innovative new construction equipment and related products, as chosen by the publication’s editorial staff. ADM offers the …

Old road surface paves the way for local park upgrades

Old road surface paves the way for local park upgrades Highways England is turning waste from a major road improvement into new footpaths for walkers at a nearby park. Around 250 tonnes of the old surface from an improvement on the A19 in North Tyneside is benefitting Benton Quarry Park in Benton. Recycling this waste …

STRABAG shows innovative way out of the diesel dilemma with Sustainable High-Tech Asphalt

STRABAG shows innovative way out of the diesel dilemma with Sustainable High-Tech Asphalt STRABAG’s TPA competence centre has presented an innovative solution that can help cities fight the negative impact of increased traffic volumes. The joint R&D project NaHiTAs (Nachhaltiger High-Tech Asphalt – Sustainable High-Tech Asphalt) was demonstrated at the Conference on New Materials in Construction …

VÖGELE PowerFeeder technology pays off

VÖGELE PowerFeeder technology pays off Decoupled material transfer from the feed vehicle to the road paver is one of the major drivers in road construction. After all, this process is a critical factor with a considerable impact on the quality of asphalt paving projects. Material feeders are consequently gaining ground around the world – also …

Ammann Mini Paver proves a popular choice

Ammann Mini Paver proves a popular choice Customer reviews of the new Ammann mini paver continue to be positive, with contractors reporting the machines are ideal for small paving applications. “The AFW 150-2 always draws a lot of attention when it shows up on jobsites or tradeshows,” said Marcus Utterodt, Global Commercial Manager Pavers. And …

Ammann introduces a new line of Asphalt Pavers

Ammann introduces a new line of Asphalt Pavers Ammann Group has launched a new, technologically advanced line of premium asphalt pavers. The machines excel in applications ranging from narrow paths to city streets to wide lifts for roadways and airports. “With this launch, Ammann shows its ongoing commitment to the roadbuilding segment,” said Hans-Christian Schneider, …

Ammann releases new AFW 150-2 Mini Paver for bike lanes and walkways

Ammann releases new AFW 150-2 Mini Paver for bike lanes and walkways Ammann announces the release of the AFW 150-2 Mini Paver, a compact machine capable of paving at widths as narrow as 250 mm. The machine is ideal in applications such as bike lanes, sidewalks and garden walkways. The AFW 150-2 is a unique …

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt Ammann’s technologically advanced asphalt-related products will be featured at the 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference to be held March 6-8 in Houston. Ammann has had a strong presence in Europe and other parts of the world for nearly 150 years. It recently began …

VolvoCE continues expansion of asphalt compactor lineup

VolvoCE continues expansion of asphalt compactor lineup The DD110C is the latest in a series of recent double drum asphalt compactor introductions from Volvo — offering the latest in advanced technologies that have the potential to drastically improve job quality, productivity and machine uptime. With a 66-inch drum width and 24,350-pound operating weight, the DD110C …

Learn to grow your business at the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy

Learn to grow your business at the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy Aggregates and asphalt industry professionals can take advantage of more than 120 learning opportunities at the 2018 World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy & Expo to explore industry trends, technologies, solutions and best practices. The co-located AGG1 Academy & Expo and World …

MasterChef inspires engineer to cook up a recipe for self-healing roads

MasterChef inspires engineer to cook up a recipe for self-healing roads Dr Alvaro Garcia, a lecturer with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, has hit on a recipe for success by drawing inspiration from the Spanish version of the popular MasterChef series and come up with an innovative method, which uses sunflower …

Bergkamp announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda as new distributor in Ecuador

Bergkamp announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda as new distributor in Ecuador Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, USA, announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda. as its new distributor in Ecuador for the full line of Bergkamp pavement preservation equipment, as well as emulsion mills and laboratory plants through the Bergkamp Bituminous Solutions line. The appointment reinforces Bergkamp’s commitment …

Dynapac introduces 6th generation of small asphalt rollers

Dynapac introduces 6th generation of small asphalt rollers The new CC1100/CC1200 generation VI is designed to meet the construction industry’s tough conditions with the operator in mind resulting in a robust, comfortable and modern machine for best compaction result. The new machine has a unique design with its cross-mounted engine in combination with an excellent …

Bituchem’s Airpatch perfect solution for potholes and surface deformations

Bituchem’s Airpatch perfect solution for potholes and surface deformations AirPatch is an engineered, sprayed application from BituChem that provides an excellent ‘break’ and quality pothole repair solution that fixes potholes and other surface deformations. AirPatch is designed to repair potholes and other surface deformations by spraying the surface with aggregate. It is engineered to not …

TRL tests RHiNOPHALT Highway Preservation on the M4 Motorway in England

TRL tests RHiNOPHALT Highway Preservation on the M4 Motorway in England ASI is constantly striving to extend the life of the valuable infrastructure network through planned maintenance using RHiNOPHALT®. Their goal is to provide road users and owners surety that their investment will provide a long, safe and disruption free life cycle. Long by protecting …

MIT finds a new way to mix oil and water for better emulsions

MIT finds a new way to mix oil and water for better emulsions The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from researchers at MIT might …

ABT SpeedyBatch more profitable than any other asphalt plant

ABT SpeedyBatch more profitable than any other asphalt plant The ABT SpeedyBatch is a perfect fit for demanding but temporary airport work, which is why business executive Jaime Arnó turned to the Ammann ABT 280 SpeedyBatch when he needed both mobility and productivity. Arnó, CEO of Benito Arnó e Hijos SA, landed a contract to …

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen: A pioneering formula

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen: A pioneering formula Resource-saving technologies are more in demand than ever before. The Wirtgen cold recycling process has been proving its credentials for many years – and already meets the demands of tomorrow and utilising foamed bitumen takes that even further. Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic …

PHCo Lo-Density inline electric fuel oil preheaters for viscosity control and easier maintenance

PHCo Lo-Density inline electric fuel oil preheaters for viscosity control and easier maintenance Lo-Density CLHR Inline Electric Fuel Oil Preheaters from Process Heating Company (PHCo) automatically provide precise temperature and viscosity control of heavy oils for efficient and steady delivery from the pump to the burner. Viscosity is the primary concern for producers who burn …

Indonesian PT Pyramida Raya Persada relies on quality Ammann Asphalt Plant

Indonesian PT Pyramida Raya Persada relies on quality Ammann Asphalt Plant The commitment PT Pyramida Raya Persada showed to their customers of all sizes, big and small, helped its business boom, but as business grew, so did their asphalt production needs. That led the company to turn to the Ammann ABC 160 SolidBatch Asphalt-Mixing Plant in …

Accidental discovery creates solid Bitumen Balls

Accidental discovery creates solid Bitumen Balls Ian Gates describes each pebble of bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for Alberta, Canada, struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary heavy oil and bitumen pellets may finally provide a …

All-in-one heater heats the asphalt tank while supplying hot oil to the plant

All-in-one heater heats the asphalt tank while supplying hot oil to the plant The All-In-One Heater Kit from Seattle, Washington-based Process Heating Company is a complete system that can provide direct heat to the asphalt tank, while also supplying hot oil for the plant. The primary feature of the system is the drywell-style electric heating …

Neal introduces generation IV Sealcoating Pumps for asphalt trucks

Neal introduces generation IV Sealcoating Pumps for asphalt trucks Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment Company and a leader in asphalt pavement maintenance equipment, has launched its new Generation IV pumps. The pumps offer improved durability as well as enhanced spraybars and require less frequent routine maintenance than their predecessor, resulting in greater uptime …

Streets could literally be paved with cigarette butts

Streets could literally be paved with cigarette butts Soon the footpath you walk on could be full of cigarette butts, instead of being littered with them. Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with most discarded into the environment. They take ages to break down while their toxic chemical load is released into …

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge 

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge Today, China marked the completion of the main bridge deck section at the China mainland side of the landmark Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, using bitumen solutions and technical expertise from Shell Bitumen. As a global leader in bitumen technology, Shell Bitumen was selected …

Saxby Surfacing celebrate 30 years in business with purchase of a Volvo P6870C ABG Paver

Saxby Surfacing celebrate 30 years in business with purchase of a Volvo P6870C ABG Paver Saxby Surfacing Contractors from Sheffield are entering their thirtieth year of trading and to commemorate the event, have taken delivery of their first Volvo paver, a P6870C ABG model. The company, run by the Saxby family, operates throughout the Yorkshire …

Asphalt preservatives dramatically extend the lifespan of highways

Asphalt preservatives dramatically extend the lifespan of highways The highways industry is faced with a unique challenge – The ‘Road’, with its depreciating finite life, cannot economically be renewed in line with traditional life cycle activities. There are 31,000 potholes awaiting repair in the UK that is estimated could take 11 years to clear, while …

NETZSCH multiple screw pumps deliver superior asphalt handling

NETZSCH multiple screw pumps deliver superior asphalt handling Leading screw pump manufacturer’s smart technology surmounts challenges Sometimes mined, but most often manufactured, the transportation and handling of asphalt is a challenging enterprise. Asphalt in the latter form is a carefully extracted residue resulting from the distillation process of selected crude oils like petroleum. As difficult …

Wirtgen at Steinexpo 2017 with world premiere from Kleemann

Wirtgen at Steinexpo 2017 with world premiere from Kleemann The Wirtgen Group will be showcasing tailored solutions for recycled material processing and quarry applications when it exhibits products from Kleemann and Benninghoven at the industry trade fair in Homberg/Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany, from August 30 to September 2. The world premiere of the Kleemann MC 120 PRO …

A musical road in Hungary will reward safe drivers with rock music!

A musical road in Hungary will reward safe drivers with rock music! The European-based construction group STRABAG has been awarded the contract to build and widen the R 67 expressway in Hungary. The € 212 million project is being carried out by a consortium in which STRABAG holds 53.2 %. Of the 33 km of …

PHCo’s lo-density hot oil circulating heaters reduce operating costs, eliminate coking and carbonization

PHCo’s lo-density hot oil circulating heaters reduce operating costs, eliminate coking and carbonization Process Heating Company’s (PHCo) lo-density hot oil circulating heater systems provide automatically controlled, even-temperature heat-transfer fluid. The systems offer unique benefits for asphalt plants, including lower operating costs, improved product quality, reduced maintenance, significantly longer heater life, and enhanced sustainability. With the …

The steep climbs of the Swiss Alps are no match for Vögele’s Super 1803-3i wheeled paver

The steep climbs of the Swiss Alps are no match for Vögele’s Super 1803-3i wheeled paver On geographically tough terrain such as in the Swiss Alps, asphalt paving is a challenge in itself. Extreme slopes, narrow roads and steep precipices place demands on the paving team and the machine technology alike. In the mountain village …

Volvo introduces the compact, fully featured P4410B asphalt paver

Volvo introduces the compact, fully featured P4410B asphalt paver The new P4410B tracked paver from Volvo Construction Equipment is a powerful machine in a compact package — bridging the gap between heavy-commercial and light-highway paving. Born from the Blaw-Knox legacy, the P4410B is the latest addition to the B-Series lineup of tracked pavers from Volvo …

NETZSCH announces NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pump for asphalt applications

NETZSCH announces NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pump for asphalt applications NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, has announced its NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pumps, ideal for a variety of asphalt applications. The versatile pump can be used for pumping everything from light fuel oil to viscous asphalt. It is an excellent choice for rail car and ship loading …

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation Part 1: Tried and tested solutions for asphalt and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. In the meantime, this technology has become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years …

GSB-88 Gilsonite-based Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat delivers 400% ROI

GSB-88 Gilsonite-based Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat delivers 400% ROI GSB-88® Sealer/Binder Emulsion from Salt Lake City, Utah-based Asphalt Systems, Inc.® (ASI) is a gilsonite-based emulsified asphalt seal coating product that has demonstrated in numerous studies to not only add years of life to asphalt pavement, but also to provide up to 400% return on investment. …

University of Twente studies enhanced paving quality delivered by Vögele’s Asphalt PowerFeeder in South Africa

University of Twente studies enhanced paving quality delivered by Vögele’s Asphalt PowerFeeder in South Africa A job site in South Africa has demonstrated that the VÖGELE MT 3000-2 Offset PowerFeeder improves pavement quality. Proof comes from the University of Twente, Netherlands, which monitored the project from a scientific perspective – and their equipment included RoadScan, …

Wirtgen introduces compact laboratory scale foamed bitumen plant

Wirtgen introduces compact laboratory-scale foamed bitumen plant Whether users of cold recycling equipment, a specialist laboratory for road construction or research institute: the WLB 10 S from Wirtgen is the ideal assistant to contractors or consulting experts for cold recycling applications with foamed bitumen. Precise test series for determining the ideal foamed bitumen properties are …

VÖGELE introduce 8 foot SUPER 1700-3i and SUPER 1703-3i cutting-edge universal pavers

VÖGELE introduce 8 foot SUPER 1700-3i and SUPER 1703-3i cutting-edge universal pavers Eight foot paver segments are now critical for many road construction companies, because with these machines they can cover a wide range of applications, from small municipal job sites to highway construction and rehabilitation. With their strong performance and a uniquely compact design, the new SUPER 1700-3i …

Bergkamp’s new truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver meets stringent emissions regulations

Bergkamp’s new truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver meets stringent emissions regulations Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas has unveiled their new M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver. Receiving power from a Tier 4 truck engine fulfils stringent emissions regulations. With PTO-driven hydraulic pumps, the M310CS has eliminated the need for a side engine, …

Husqvarna new floor saw FS 7000 DL maximizes deep cutting production, reducing emissions.

Husqvarna new floor saw FS 7000 DL maximizes deep cutting production, reducing emissions. In the roadbuilding industry, new legislative and environmental demands are emerging fast. When Husqvarna started developing the successor to the renowned flagship floor saw FS 8400 D, the aim was to cut emissions and boost productivity at the same time. A major challenge that …

ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant offers Counterflow Technology for compact size and easy portability

ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant offers Counterflow Technology for compact size and easy portability Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers the EX120 asphalt plant as a solution for producers who need a portable counterflow plant that can process high percentages of RAP. Featuring single-drum counterflow technology, the compact 120-tph EX Series plant meets all federal and state …

ASTEC introduces Silobot™ hot-mix silo robot inspection service

ASTEC introduces Silobot™ hot-mix silo robot inspection service ASTEC has introduced the Silobot inspection service. The Silobot is an amazing new hi-tech tool that the Astec, Inc. Parts Department will use to do thorough visual inspection and metal thickness testing inside hot mix storage silos. The remote control capabilities of the Silobot inspection device keep workers out …

Dynapac’s new tandem asphalt roller CC950D delivers big impact in a small package

Dynapac’s new tandem asphalt roller CC950D delivers big impact in a small package Dynapac’s new small tandem asphalt roller, the CC950D is ideal for small-scale compaction work, such as bicycle paths, narrow roads and small parking areas. It fulfills a need for high-quality compaction in areas that are difficult to reach with a larger roller. The …

Windsor Castle gets the Royal treatment from Eurovia Surfacing

Windsor Castle gets the Royal treatment from Eurovia Surfacing Eurovia Surfacing successfully completed resurfacing works on the prestigious Thames Street in Windsor, which runs next to the historic Windsor Castle up to the main gate. The works were carried out as part of the annual programme of work that Eurovia Surfacing undertake on behalf of …

Concrete and asphalt from a single source as Wirtgen machines rehabilitate Germany’s A5

Concrete and asphalt from a single source as Wirtgen machines rehabilitate Germany’s A5 These days, highways surfaced exclusively with concrete or asphalt are something of a rarity in Germany, particularly in its more densely populated regions. Hybrid roads are built instead, depending on the structural requirements and the predicted traffic volume – as was the case with …

Ammann featuring new plant and equipment at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Ammann, based in Langenthal, Switzerland will show the technology and the productivity advantages it has to offer with its product range from fully assembled asphalt plants to small vibratory plate compactors at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG  Show in Las Vegas. The construction industry trade show, to be held in Las Vegas on March 7-11, will include more than 2,500 …

Shell’s Innovations in Bitumen Research and Development

Projects and Technologies Division Over 10,000 of Shell’s 90,000 plus employees work in their “Projects and Technologies” division, which has research locations spread out all over the world. Shell’s Hamburg Laboratory is their centre of expertise in worldwide fuel and lubricant research where their scientists are working on how to make conventional fuels such as …

New radio-wave technology assesses asphalt integrity

New Radio Wave Technology Assesses Asphalt Integrity Real time information on asphalt density and uniformity is a boon to construction quality efforts Properly compacted asphalt is a major factor in the lifespan of roads, since inadequately compacted asphalt deteriorates at a more rapid rate than properly compacted material.  With the billions spent on road construction …

New PaveScan Asphalt Density Assessment tool ensures pavement life and quality

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc (GSSI) is the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment as featured in the video above, which is used for a range of applications such as archaeology, geology and environmental, utility detection, concrete inspection and bridge and road condition assessment. GSSI’s New PaveScan RDM Asphalt Density Assessment Tool For …

An overview of the Bitumen Market in India

India has the world’s second largest road network after the United States of America, with a road infrastructure of over 47,000 km. The Indian bitumen market that is currently around 5 million tonnes is expected to grow in the future due to the Governments proposed construction projects to upgrade the road network. Bitumen is used …

Warm Mix Asphalt used on A66 in Cumbria

Hanson spreads the benefits of warm asphalt Use of warm asphalts promises environmental benefits of energy saving, lower emissions and enhanced durability and to this list can now be added technical advantages, including extended compactability in cold weather and quicker reopening of roads to traffic. Hanson is one contractor which has taken these technical advantages …

Runway Rehabilitation Works

Runway Rehabilitation Works Here’s a brilliant video showing the stages and techniques of runway rehabilitation, including earthworks, paving, striping, testing and all the ancillary works that go alongside a major project such as this.

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video Here’s a good example from the USA of how not to build a car park over a drainage culvert. This video was taken by Jason Hartwig with his DJI Phantom quadcopter on the 8 November 2015 and shows the collapse at the Meridian IHOP Pancake restaurant in Mississippi.  

Fowler Steam Roller Restoration

Fowler Steam Roller Restoration – No 16003 Rolls Again Simon Perkins sent us a Youtube link to a 1970’s documentary about the restoration of a Fowler steam roller by Arthur Burge of Crediton, UK. The video is 40 minutes long, but really interesting, so we decided to share it with you. So for all you …