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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. 

Speech of Minister of Transport and Communications

Speech of Turkish Minister of Transport and Communications: Mr. Binali YILDIRIM is now on-line

During the 5th E&E Congress that was held from 13 to 15 June in Istanbul the Turkish Minister of Transport and Communications: Mr. Binali YILDIRIM gave an excellent speech during the Opening session of the Congress. He explained the importance of roads in a globalised and changing world. ““Roads” are civilization, culture; they are our voyage, economy, history, love, meetings and where longing becomes uniting”. “What our blood flowing through our veins mean for life, the roads mean for culture, civilization and humankind”.


He explained the benefits of having a good road network and that the dual carriageway roads are ‘saving lives’ because of better traffic safety.

Regarding capital investments, he mentioned that these are hard issues now; they need so much money. “The income for it is not direct and not visible. Infrastructure investments are seen as hard and perceived as a money-consuming sector by the budget-makers. But never forget: if there were no ‘infrastructure and roads’, there would be no budget, no turnover; no welfare; nothing if you do not invest in infrastructure. Thus, first you need a road infrastructure in order to proceed with profitable business”.


In his speech he also addressed Warm Mix Asphalt, recycling and much more. The entire speech can be downloaded from this website. It is worth reading it; from the first line until the last one.

Click here for the document of the speech

New Associate Members in 2nd quarter 2012

In the 2nd quarter of 2012 the companies MWV (MeadWestvaco) and Benninghoven joined EAPA as Associate member:

MWV Specialty Chemicals Division has over 50 years of experience and is dealing with the development and the delivery of high-performance chemical products and technologies for the global paving industry. They have a complete line of bitumen emulsifiers, additives and additives for the production of Warm Mix Asphalt.

Benninghoven is producing asphalt mixing plants, process control systems, burners, additive systems, bitumen storage systems, bitumen modification plants and offers the complete range of technology and equipment for both hot and cold recycling with more than 100 years of experience. 

5th Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress was a great success

More than 830 registered Congress participants from all over the world joined the 5th E&E Congress which was held from 13 to 15 June in Istanbul. The theme of the congress was "Asphalt - sustainable route to success."

In the Opening Session the Turkish Minister of Transport, Binali Yıldırım, delivered an excellent speech in which he talked about the importance of transportation, particularly roads, in helping facilitate economic development.

With 267 technical papers (two less than the all-time record), 160 posters and more exhibitors than ever before, the Congress was a huge success.

For those who were not able to attend this Congress the proceedings are available for € 25,-. They can be ordered through the EAPA secretariat.

2016: Destination Prague!

The next E&E Congress will take place in four years' time in Prague, on June 1 - 3, 2016. 

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