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    Breakfast Briefing in the European Parliament

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    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…

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    Two new Associate Members

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    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.

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    EAPA’s Asphalt in Figures 2012 is now available

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    EAPA’s Asphalt in Figures 2012 is now available The European asphalt production figures of 2012 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.

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    EAPA’s Asphalt in Figures 2011 is now available

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    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.

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    Two new Associate Members

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    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.

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    Speech of Minister of Transport and Communications

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    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…

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    New Associate Members in 2nd quarter 2012

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    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.

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    IARC issues Health Classification for Occupational Exposures during Road Paving

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    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), based in Lyon, France, issued a statement on 20 October assigning occupational exposures to straight-run bitumens and their emissions during road paving a Group 2B (“possibly carcinogenic to humans”) classification. This Group 2B classification puts road paving in the same category as numerous exposures, including cell phones and coffee.

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