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Armstrong achieves asphalt diploma

09/04/2013

A laboratory manager from bitumen specialist Nynas is the company’s first employee to complete a diploma in asphalt technology.

Durham firm fined after worker loses arm in asphalt plant horror

21/05/2013

A supplier of asphalt has been fined after a worker suffered horrific injuries and had to have his arm amputated when he fell into dangerous machinery.  

Major rebrand for Aggregate Industries

26/09/2013

Aggregate Industries – a manufacturer and supplier of construction and building materials including asphalt, concrete, aggregates and more – has undergone a complete rebrand.

New asphalt recycling centre opens

13/01/2014

A new £250,000 asphalt recycling centre that will slash thousands of tonnes of CO2 every year has opened in Bedfordshire.

Asphalt plant given go ahead

11/02/2014

A new £3.5 million asphalt plant is to be built on the Isle of Wight.

CMA tells Breedon to sell Scottish plants

09/04/2014

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told Breedon Aggregates that it must sell two of its Scottish plants.

New bitumen terminal to open in London

23/05/2014

A new bitumen distribution centre that will serve the highways industry is set to open in London next year.

FM Conway opens new asphalt plant

19/06/2014

FM Conway has opened a new £10 million asphalt plant.

New asphalt plant opens on the Isle of Wight

04/08/2014

Wight Building Materials has officially opened a new asphalt plant that will supply the public and private highways network on the Isle of the Wight.

Breedon expands asphalt capacity

15/10/2014

Breedon Aggregates has expanded its asphalt capacity with the acquisition of new plants at Cavenham near Bury St Edmunds and Wivenhoe near Colchester.

UK asphalt market showing signs of recovery

22/10/2014

Recovery in the UK asphalt market from the middle of 2013 has continued into the current year, according to a report carried out by BDS Marketing.

Greener Surfacing set to expand

22/01/2015

Greener Surfacing – a company that harvests old road surfaces and uses a hot recycling process to produce new quality asphalt – is planning to expand its operations in the north west after receiving a loan from Business Finance Solutions (BFS).

United Asphalt recognised as a growing SME

17/03/2015

United Asphalt – a producer of asphalt and macadam – has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Strong sales of materials used in roads construction

06/05/2015

Sales volumes of aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt increased in the first quarter of 2015, according to figures released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

Tarmac unveils new £6.6m asphalt plant

21/09/2015

Tarmac has unveiled a £6.6 million asphalt plant inside the M25 at Harper Lane, Hertfordshire.

Colas installs mobile asphalt plant in Area 14

28/09/2015

Colas has installed a dedicated fixed-base mobile asphalt plant specifically for use in Area 14.

Calor powers up UK’s first LNG-fuelled asphalt plant

04/11/2015

Aggregate Industries’ Colemans Quarry site has become the first asphalt plant in the UK to make the switch to Liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Breedon Aggregates buys Hope for £336m

19/11/2015

Breedon Aggregates has agreed to acquire Hope Construction Materials for £336 million, creating a single leading independent producer of cement, aggregates, asphalt and concrete.

FM Conway and TfL launch asphalt trial

23/03/2016

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has launched a trial with Transport for London (TfL) to test the use of a high recycled asphalt mix for the surface course of a strategic road.

Investment in asphalt plants needed, research finds

16/05/2016

More than half of currently operating asphalt plants in Great Britain are more than 20 years old, according to research carried out by BDS Marketing.   

Amey develops new mobile asphalt unit

01/07/2016

Amey has developed a mobile asphalt production unit that is enabling highways maintenance teams to work with much more flexibility – and with up to 30% less wastage.

Tarmac and Amey set new asphalt laying record in Scotland

14/07/2016

Tarmac and Amey have set a new record for laying asphalt in Scotland after delivering almost 2,500 tonnes in under 30 hours on a section of the M9.

Demand for asphalt starting to fall, research shows

14/11/2016

Demand for asphalt has begun to fall after two years of solid growth, according to research carried out by BDS Marketing.

FM Conway buys Berkshire Macadam

03/01/2017

FM Conway has boosted its asphalt capacity with the acquisition of Berkshire Macadam Ltd.

Second asphalt acquisition for FM Conway

05/01/2017

FM Conway has acquired United Asphalt, building on the company’s recent purchase of Berkshire Macadam.

BSI tackles potholes with new asphalt standard

06/07/2018

Business standards company BSI has revised its guidance on asphalt, with changes to help prevent the low temperature cracking of road surfaces that causes potholes.

Modified to make the grade

22/10/2018

Muhammad Ikram of FM Conway discusses the company’s pioneering use polymer modified bitumen (PMB) and recycled material.

Exclusive: Shell trialling bitumen testing App

24/06/2019

Shell has developed a rapid bitumen testing device that can be used for the prediction of multiple rheological test data including penetration, softening point, dynamic viscosity, from a small sample.

Hornet and Armaphalt: Load up and roll out

30/07/2019

It is not often you get a combination of precision and flexibility. Jobling Purser, a firm that specialises in such bespoke innovations that literally and figuratively fill the gaps in the market, thinks it has cracked this particular formula with its Hornet heater and Armaphalt asphalt combination.

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