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EAPA 40 years

In June EAPA members celebrated the 40th Anniversary of EAPA during the EAPA General Council Assembly 2013 which was held in Tallinn. During this event there were several speeches.

To memorise 40 years EAPA a photo book was created. Click here to get an impression of the celebration of the 40th birthday of EAPA and to read the speech of EAPA’s Past President Dieter Schüler.

For a high resolution version click here.

EAPA Symposium 2014

Safe the date - On 12 June 2014 the 8th EAPA Symposium will be in Paris under the title

“Challenges and opportunities for the European asphalt paving industry in the 21st century” 


There will be 3 sessions:

  • From constructing new roads to road asset management
  • Building durable roads
  • Workforce challenges – keeping quality assured.


The draft programme with details of the sessions can be downloaded by clicking here.


The target audience of the EAPA Symposium is EAPA members, members of EAPA members, the bitumen industry, research institutes, road authorities, etc. 

Speech of Jean-Louis Marchand

On 28 - 30 August 2013 the 8th Mexican Asphalt Congress was held in Cancun, Mexico.
During this congress EAPA president Jean-Louis Marchand gave a speech addressing trending topics for the bitumen and asphalt industry in Europe.
Click here for the speech

Breakfast Briefing in the European Parliament

Breakfast Briefing in the European Parliament

On 27th June 2013 the European Construction Forum (ECF) had a Breakfast Briefing in the European Parliament which was hosted by Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP (see picture).


Representatives of the members of the ECF (including EAPA as being member of the EFC)

had a one hour of discussion regarding the Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EECE) on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - “Strategy for the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises” (CCMI/106) and a few corresponding topics.

The briefing showed the need of support from our associations for MEPs and the DG.   

During the discussion it was also stressed that infrastructure investments are very important for the economy and that the infrastructure needs maintenance.  Bütikofer was aware of that knowing the situation in Germany.

Breakfast Briefing

Two new Associate Members

Recently BTC-Europe and Genan joined EAPA as Associate member.

BTC-Europe is producing and selling polymers for the asphalt industry. Their
products (called ButonalR) are used in both hot mix asphalt and asphalt
emulsion applications globally.

BTC is a daughter company of BASF. 

Genan is a scrap tyre recycler with four large recycling plants in Europa.
Their rubber powder is used as elastomer asphalt and bitumen modifier
(called Road+). The recycled rubber granulate is also being used as infill
material for artificial turf pitches.

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