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The road towards future asphalt plants

The road towards future asphalt plants

Marini held a technical seminar on “The road towards future asphalt plants” on the 10th (Friday) and 11th of June 2016 at the new Training Academy, located at the MARINI production site in Alfonsine, where Training courses and technical seminars are held for company staff and clients alike.

Attended by around 70 Italian customers, the technical meeting, carried out in partnership with SITEB (Italian Association Bitumen, Asphalt, Roads), was considered successful on two major accounts – knowledge enriching content, and high calibre speakers presenting at the seminar. Friday’s session was followed by a pleasant celebratory evening.

The first day took off with presentations covering the most important theme of the day – Recycled Asphalt Pavement – which was thoroughly expounded and looked at from technical, legal, environmental, and economic angles. Following speakers, covering many angles, presented on RAP Technology.

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Mr. Ferrini (Product Marketing Manager) spoke on RAP technology that’s being used throughout the world by complementing with data and statistics.

Ravaioli (SITEB Manager) touched upon the regulatory framework as well as sharing the ever-increasing environmental concerns.
Picariello (PAVENCO CEO) briefed the participants on mix design and technical characteristics while using the RAP technology.
Todde (Product Manager) skimmed through various innovative asphalt plant technologies on offer from Marini.

Ferrari (ALPIASFALT) discussed case histories and made it more engaging and interesting by sharing some of his personal experiences with the end users of the technology.
Bocci (Polytechnic of the Marche) spoke extensively on material behaviour at high temperatures.

The afternoon training session, following a guided factory tour of MARINI (asphalt plants) and BOMAG Alfonsine (paver finishers), commenced with keynote presentations in the following order:

Mariotti (Area sales manager) on environmental impact.
Ardenti (SINECO Environment manager) advised on odoriferous emissions
Pirazzini (Technical Manager) talked about solutions for impact reduction
Houdayer (SAE) updated us on the employment of cold mix asphalt
Ferrini concluded the session with a talk on warm mix asphalt and patented innovations.BOMAG (SAE) warm mix asphalt

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