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A Technical Specialist on the Rheology Team

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[9 Nov 2018 | ]

Commentary, courtesy of Everett Crews (Ingevity), and AMAP
Although the history of the scientific study of the flow of matter is replete with names of our greatest thinkers, from Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton to Maxwell, Edison, and Einstein, the term “rheology,” like the science itself, was arguably born in the early twentieth century. The English-speaking world attributes the creation of the term, “rheology,” to E.C. Bingham and J. R. Crawford in 1929, although the word had been in use in German scientific literature as early as 1901 (the French limnologist, Francois …

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[25 Sep 2018 | ]

So, which is it? I get asked this simple question more and more with the increased interest in Superpave. Superpave (SUperior PERforming Asphalt PAVEments) was developed by the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) in the United States to help improve performance, efficiency, durability and safety of the highway system. As many more countries adopt Superpave or at least parts of it, there are many more individuals interested in understanding this new design system and all the new testing methods associated with it. Depending on what you search for, read in journals, …

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[12 Sep 2016 | ]

Asphalt Expert Task Group Meeting

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Expert Task Groups (ETGs) on Asphalt Mixtures and Binder Technology is organizing meetings on September, 12-15, 2016.
The upcoming meetings will take place at the University of Mass Dartmouth Campus outside of Falls River, MA – USA.
The purpose of Expert Task Groups (ETG) is to coordinate, develop, and improve national guidance and recommendations for the improvement of asphalt pavement mixtures and asphalt binders.
These groups provide feedback as well as encourage correct utilization and improvement of state-of-the-practice solutions. They also represent all aspects of …

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[4 Apr 2011 | ]
Paving the way to a better future

Hi – I’m John Casola, a new face to the blog, but I guess pretty familiar to a number of people in the asphalt industry in the US. A Products Sales Manager by title, in the area of rheology, I have a keen interest and intense focus on all things asphalt.
This post is part of a series designed to give you a flavor of Malvern’s activities across the globe and I’m going to talk you through some of my recent work. I hope you’ll find it interesting and that it …

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