The re-use and the recycling of reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP) started more than 30 years ago. In many European countries the use of RAP is common practice. Asphalt is 100% re-usable / recyclable and for sustainable development its re-use / recycling should therefore be encouraged.
The use of asphalt in road tunnels is a topic which is currently discussed by many engineers in the construction industry. The background for these discussions is mostly related with safety in tunnels and the reaction to fire of asphalt. This document will describe the possibilities of the use of asphalt in tunnels.
In June 2007 the Croatian Asphalt Association – Hrvatsko Asfaltersko Društvo (HAD) has officially become a member of EAPA. About 50% of the asphalt producers in Croatia are member of HAD and in total they produce more than 70% of the annual asphalt production of Croatia.
The European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) and NAPA (the USA National Asphalt Pavement Association) and have published “The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective”. This joint publication is intended to give the reader an overview of the world’s asphalt pavement industry. It provides a description of the industry, its scope, and its economic impact. The document includes chemical and physical data about asphalt pavement material, describes asphalt mixing plants, and explains how transport and placement…
In October, a yearly binder seminar was held in Oslo, Norway, organized by the Norwegian Bitumen Association (NorBit). NorBit is a non-profit association, which was established in August 2009 and continues the work of the NaBin, which is no longer active in Norway.