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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.

EAPA's Asphalt in Figures 2011 is now available

EAPA's Asphalt in Figures 2011 is now available

The European asphalt production figures of 2011 are now available. Next to the production figures of the European countries you 
will also find many other data like application data, the use of binders, asphalt mixture types used in surface layers, the use of 
Warm Mix Asphalt, recycling data, the number of asphalt producing companies and the number of asphalt plants in Europe.

Click here to download Asphalt in Figures 2011

Two new Associate Members

Recently Caterpillar Paving Products Inc. and Volvo Construction Equipment joined EAPA as Associate member.


Caterpillar is manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.


Volvo Construction Equipment produces more than 150 different models of skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, excavators, forestry carriers, demolition equipment, pipelayers, articulated haulers, motor graders, milling equipment, pavers, compactors and specialty paving equipment. 

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