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2017 Smart Seeds program
2017 Smart Seeds program
19 October 2017

Congratulations to all who participated in Auckland’s 2017 Smart Seeds program! This is a fantastic initiative that brings together industry and provides opportunity for leaders of tomorrow to express their ideas and fresh thinking while addressing real and current problems facing our...

New mobile laboratory for Kaikoura
New mobile laboratory for Kaikoura
5 September 2017

The Downer Kaikoura Kowhai Ford site has had a new look, the increase in work load following to the November 2016 earthquakes has meant the site has needed to expand, and it also now has a new mobile Road Science laboratory. Having a lab onsite will keep the two techinicans very busy testing...

Dr Greg Arnold presents at AAPA
Dr Greg Arnold presents at AAPA
21 August 2017

Road Science National Pavement Engineer Dr Greg Arnold introduced a new Road Science technology at the 17th International Flexible Pavements Conference recently. Hosted in Melbourne by the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), the conference focussed on helping prepare the...

Beer bottle sand used in Road Science asphalt mix
Beer bottle sand used in Road Science asphalt mix
4 July 2017

A new recycling machine turns glass bottles into sand in an instant, right in front of your eyes! Road Science is using that sand in one of its asphalt mixes in an effort to reduce natural sand transportation and beach erosion. Check out the video of these recycling machines in...

Road Science attendance at SaferRoads Conference
Road Science attendance at SaferRoads Conference
25 May 2017

Road Science was pleased to attend and present at the 5th International SaferRoads Conference this week. Stemming from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency and WDM from England, the conference began with a focus on skid resistance but has since grown to be a forum to promote...

New brochures available - laboratory services and Hawkeye vehicles
New brochures available - laboratory services and Hawkeye vehicles
30 April 2017

Two new brochures have been produced regarding our Laboratory services. Road Science have specialised laboratories located throughout New Zealand located in Auckland, Mount Maunganui, Wellington, Christchurch, as well as mobile laboratories. For more information please click here for our...

Road Science EME now available
Road Science EME now available
28 March 2017

In a New Zealand first Road Science can now manufacture EME structural asphalt mixes. EME is a high modulus asphalt developed in France over 30 years ago. It was created to build stronger, longer lasting pavements. In France, EME is typically used in heavy duty pavements for high traffic roads...

New asphalt product sheets now available
New asphalt product sheets now available
23 February 2017

New Road Science asphalt product sheets Road Science has just released six new asphalt product sheets available. Road Science asphalt products are the most durable, rut resistant, high quality mixes that can be customised for all applications. The use of Road Science advanced binder...

New to Road Science - Mark Jones - Mechanical Engineer
New to Road Science - Mark Jones - Mechanical Engineer
14 February 2017

Mark Jones has recently joined our Mechanical Engineering team in our Mount Maunganui office. Mark was Bitumen Engineering Manager of Puma Energy/BP Bitumen Australia for nine years.  He's recently being visting Road Science plants in Bluff, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Lyttelton...

Leading in safety with new tanker design
Leading in safety with new tanker design
23 June 2016

Innovation at Road Science doesn’t stop at bitumen, emulsion and polymer modified products. With Road Science’s latest tanker designed to focus on safety and improved functionality, transportation of roading products has now become even more efficient. The tanker is equipped with a...

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