EAPA Workshop on the Use of Rejuvenators in Asphalt Mixtures

10-11 September 2019 
Padova (Italy) 



In December 2015, the EU Commission adopted a Circular Economy Action Plan with the aim to set the European Union “on the course of the transition towards a more sustainable model for economic development”. The action plan looks at the whole lifecycle of products and adopts a systemic approach that promotes partnerships along the entire value chain and across five priority sectors, among which is the “Construction and Demolition” sector.

In March 2019 the Commission published a Staff Working Document on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan with 54 actions, with several actions affecting the way we will build and maintain the roads in the coming years. Among others, it can be highlighted the proposal for “New/revised EU green public procurement criteria integrating new circular economy requirements for road design, construction and maintenance”.

In this context, Asphalt is one of the best tools for our Administrations to meet such requirements, as at the end of its service life, it can be re-used 100% to build a new road. At the same time, current technologies allow the construction of new roads with a content of Reclaimed Asphalt up to 90% in hot and warm mixes and 100% in cold recycling.

One of the greatest technological milestones to achieve this was the use of rejuvenators, which, by restoring the flexibility, cracking resistance and rheological properties of the mix, without reducing other important properties, allow the addition of high quantities of reclaimed asphalt in new pavements.

There is nowadays an increasing demand to classify various products on the market as “rejuvenators” and a great deal of research projects on this topic. However, there is not any harmonised method for the assessment and classification of these products. In 2018, EAPA, the European Asphalt Pavement Association, published a Guidance Document where the best knowledge of each country was included, covering different levels, from plant to unit control. 

Due to the great feedback received from the industrial community and with the aim of maximising the dissemination and outreach of EAPA’s work, the Association is organising the 1st EAPA Workshop on the use of rejuvenators in asphalt mixtures.

Joint EAPA-ISAP Event

The workshop will be held in Padova, beautiful historical city located in North-eastern Italy (30 km from Venice), at the Caffe Padrocchi (Rossini room) – Via VIII febbraio, n. 15 – 35122 Padova (Padua, Italy).

It will take place in the afternoon of 10 September 2019 and the morning of 11 September followed by the 5th International ISAP Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment (APE),  at the Palazzo del Bo – Via VIII Febbraio, n.2 – 35122, Padova (Padua, Italy). More info at: http://www.isap-ape-2019.org/index.html.

It is possible to register for both events, obtaining a fee reduction.


Registrations and payments must be done by 9th September 2019 at: 


Fee reductions are available for ISAP and/or EAPA members, as well as PhD Students. Joint registrations for both events also have discounts, according to the following table:

  1. ISAP membership fee already paid for year 2019.
  2. For reduced fee, students must submit the Certificate of Enrolment for academic year 2018/19. Ph.D. students of all Departments of the University of Padova must directly contact their Department Administration (without using the following registration form).
  3. Conference registration includes the ISAP subscription for year 2019.
  4. EAPA members or members of EAPA members

Provisional agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday 10 September 2019 
16.00 – Registration and networking opportunity
16:30 – Opening – EAPA Secretariat
– Opening – Gabriele Tebaldi (ISAP)
16:45 – Presentation of EAPA Position Paper
17.15 – Coffee break
Session 1 – Research innovations on the use of rejuvenators in asphalt
17.30 – Tine Tanghe – BRRC (Belgium)
– Tomas Koudelka – Brno University (Czech Republic)
– Martins Zaumanis – EMPA (Switzerland)
– Emmanuel Chailleux – IFSTTAR (France)
– Martin Hugener – RILEM TC RAP (International)
19:30 – Networking reception and closure of Day 1

Day 2 – Wednesday 11 September 2019 
Session 2 – Industrial experience on using rejuvenators
9.00 – Edvards Pavloskis – Binders (Latvia)
– Speaker from Routes de France (France)
– Speaker from ASEFMA (Spain)
– Henrik Arnerdal – Traffikverket (Sweden)
– Rob Hofman – Rijkswaterstaat and CEDR
11.00 – Coffee break
Session 3 – Workshop
11.30 – Work in groups
12.30 – Closure of EAPA Workshop – EAPA Secretariat
14:00 – ISAP 2019 APE Symposium


Dr. Breixo Gómez Meijide
EAPA – European Asphalt Pavement Association
Rue du Commerce 77, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Mobile: +32 (0)497 17 97 54
Email: breixo@eapa.org
Twitter: @B_GomezMeijide

Prof. Marco Pasetto – Dr. Emiliano Pasquini
Phone: + 39 049 827 5569   
+39 049 827 5567
Fax: + 39 049 827 5220
Email: isap2019@dicea.unipd.it 


For more information (regarding traveling) download the brochure


Workshop Brochure