European lime association attendance at the Eurobitume Congress 2012
The fifth ‘Eurasphalt and Eurobitume Congress’ was held in Istanbul this year between 13 -15 June. The British Lime Association is pleased that members of the Mineral Products Association and our European counterparts; the European Lime Association (EuLA) were extensively involved within both the programme and the exhibition.
A member of EuLA also presented a paper on the benefits of using hydrated lime in warm-mix asphalt. A critical literature review conducted by EuLA (in collaboration with the BLA) concluded that the addition of lime to road surfacing not only reduced thermal cracking but also increased resistance to chemical ageing and rutting. EuLA’s documents on hydrated lime in asphalt can be found on their website www.eula.eu/publications/.
Notes to Editors
The BLA is a constituent body of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. The BLA represents the interests of three member companies, responsible for producing 75% of the lime sold in the UK. The BLA members are Lhoist UK, Singleton Birch Ltd and Tarmac.
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