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Association for Modified Asphalt Producers presents virtual pavement preservation symposium

  1/13/2021 - Avon, OH - Modifiers play an important role in the formulation and performance of asphalt pavement preservation products. In recognition of the valuable role preservation products and processes play in extending the life cycle of the highway infrastructure, AMAP has partnered with the Foundation for Pavement Preservation to convene a panel of industry experts to discuss preservation issues as part of the virtual conference, February 9-11. This preservation symposium will be moderated by Jim Moulthrop, executive director of FP2. A noted expert in the field of pavement preservation, Moulthrop will moderate a panel discussion of these presenters and field questions. Pavement Preservation: What is It, presented by Judith Corley-Lay, Ph.D. PE, director, National Center for Pavement Preservation, Michigan State University, will focus on key components of preservation: public expectations, network conditions, economics and sustainability. The public expects roads to be maintained (and be smooth and safe) in a cost effective manner. Agencies look at a network of roads rather than an individual road and seek to keep their network in the best condition possible within their budget. The presentation will demonstrate that economics favors keeping roads in good condition because of the high cost of roads when conditions become poor. Finally, pavement preservation treatments use less raw materials and less energy consumption for production of those materials. While not always considered explicitly now, sustainability will become a common consideration in the future. Pavement Management System and Pavement Preservation will be presented by Eric Thibodeau, pavement management chief, New Hampshire DOT. Agencies invest a lot of effort annually in collecting data to support reporting pavement conditions at the State and Federal levels and to support their Pavement Management Systems (PMS). This presentation will focus on the different types of collected data, what methods and equipment are used to collect the data, data reporting, and what data is needed to successfully integrate pavement preservation activities into the PMS. Choosing the Right Preservation Treatment for the Right Road will be presented by David Peshkin, vice president and chief engineer, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. Pavement preservation is often characterized as putting the right treatment on the right pavement at the right time. Getting all of this right requires an understanding of the different types of treatments used in pavement preservation, and specifically what benefits these treatments are capable of providing. It also requires an understanding of the pavement’s condition, how it got that way, and how it might reasonably be expected to perform in the future. This presentation focuses on the information needed to make the right decisions regarding pavement preservation. Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatments will be presented by Tim Harrawood, manager Southern Contracting Division, Vance Bros., and president of FP2 Inc. This presentation will focus on flexible pavement preservation treatments that are commonly used to extend the life and improve the condition of existing pavements. It will highlight the pavement conditions that are best suited for each of the treatments and further discuss the ability to combine treatments to address higher levels of distress than what each individual treatment can address in a standalone situation. A summary of the keys to successful use of preservation treatments will highlight steps that can be taken to ensure project success. Other sessions on the AMAP conference agenda include: Modified Asphalt Use Around the World, presentations from: Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Russian Federation, Europe, Middle East, Mexico, Canada and U.S.; Owner/Agencies Find Value in Asphalt Modification, presentations from: FL DOT, NE DOT, NM DOT, ATS Lab, FAA; AMAP Commissioned Study About What DOT and Modified Asphalt Producers are Thinking About In 2021, results presented by CTC & Associates; Symposium on Modified Asphalt in Roofing Product in Cooperation with ARMA; and additional sessions on equipment and processing, additive technologies, and more. For registration information visit

Friday, January 22, 2021

Guill Tool & Engineering rolls out new website - click to expand

NovationSi and Zeon develop novel electrically conductive silicone compounds - click to expand

Hankook Tire selected as original equipment for Audi RS Q8 - click to expand

North America tire market forecast at $90 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers - click to expand

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announces price increase for U.S. and Canada - click to expand

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Bostik invests in joint venture with Cartell Chemical for development of engineering adhesives - click to expand

Bridgestone and NRGene announce sequence and assembly of guayule genome - click to expand

Freudenberg Medical expands U.S. molding operations - click to expand

Global silicone surfactants market forecast at $3.3 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan further extends partnership with Arkema molecular sieves - click to expand

Cabot Corporation receives platinum rating for its sustainability efforts from EcoVadis - click to expand

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

GRI initiates phase 2 for the largest specialty tire plant in Sri Lanka - click to expand

Call for abstracts issued for 2021 International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

ExxonMobil introduces new Santoprene integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate - click to expand

Henkel expands collaboration with InterPRO for 3D application development - click to expand

Greenergy invests in advanced biofuels project - click to expand

German and International Rubber Conference 2021 postponed due to COVID-19 - click to expand

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wallace Instruments partners with ACE Products & Consulting LLC - click to expand

Lux Research names top five technologies disrupting the chemicals and materials industry - click to expand

Endurica named winner of the 2020 Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration - click to expand

Polyurethanes Technical Conference set to resume in Denver, CO, October 4 - click to expand

BKT renews its sponsorship for all competitions organized by Curling Canada - click to expand

Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology - click to expand

Monday, January 18, 2021

General Silicones announces solution for using hot-melt adhesives with silicone rubber - click to expand

Biesterfeld receives distribution rights for Denka acrylate rubbers - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, promotes rubber groups and technical organizations - click to expand

Apollo inaugurates specialized service center for tires in India - click to expand

TechnoBiz announces research webinar on Future Applications of Natural Rubber - click to expand

Harwick Standard announces retirement of Daniel Davis - click to expand

Market Reports

Rubber-internal mixer market will register a 0.3% CAGR through 2025 - click to expand

North America tire market forecast at $90 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global silicone surfactants market forecast at $3.3 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global Off the Road (OTR) Tire Market is expected to be around 4 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global Automotive Tires Market to reach $575 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global carbon black market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Global rubber gloves market size is expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2027 - click to expand

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