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…
The primary objective of the European Asphalt Pavement Association is to build a sound evidence base for promoting the economic, technical, and societal benefits of asphalt paving in road construction and maintenance. Further, to create the future for an innovative and modern asphalt industry in Europe that cares for health and safety as well as for protection of the environment and sustainability.
European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) is the voice of the Asphalt Paving Industry in Europe and works to ensure that the use of asphalt, as the optimum choice for the construction and maintenance of the vital European road infrastructure, is fully appreciated, promoted, and implemented.
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Asphalt plays an important role in our daily activities. When we travel to work or school, or when we buy goods in a shop or via internet, asphalt roads are being used.
There is more knowledge and science involved in this material than most people realise. This allows producing many different types of asphalt, each having specific characteristics. Some are designed to be porous and very silent, others to be impermeable, etc. In most cases, asphalt surfaces are grey or black although it is also possible to find them yellow or red.