Politician Gienger visits infraTest

Eberhard Gienger and infraTest discuss the use of porous asphalt

Bundestag member Eberhard Gienger finds out more about porous asphalt from road testing technology manufacturer infraTest Prüftechnik GmbH.

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What is porous asphalt?

“For me, it is particularly interesting to get a holistic picture of the paving and the properties of porous asphalt. Thank you for the invitation, Mr Martus ”, Gienger introduces. “Grandpa or whispering asphalt is a special form of asphalt surface layer that consists of relatively large grains and thus has a porous structure,” explains Matthias Martus (managing director of infraTest Prüftechnik).

The Brackenheim-based company is the world market leader for road testing technology and explicitly specializes in asphalt. Almost all well-known building material producers, universities and colleges as well as various test laboratories, private as well as state institutions, belong to the infraTest customer base as well as the big “global players” in the construction industry or the petrochemical industry.

What are the benefits of silent asphalt?

“The increasing noise pollution from increased traffic is a problem for residents, especially in the Neckar-Zaber constituency. I hear the silent asphalt can help. Isn’t it the case that the asphalt absorbs noise due to its special structure, asks Gienger, and doesn’t the high cavity of the whispered asphalt also lead to lower tire noises and doesn’t the surface water seep away very quickly?

What are the disadvantages of porous asphalt?

“That’s true! At first glance, the silent asphalt is a very promising solution. The question is what the objective is. So the silent asphalt would be less suitable for the inner city area. Because the asphalt can only absorb a limited amount of water and requires special drainage systems, which often cannot be guaranteed there. On the other hand, it is well established on motorways and expressways, ” explains Martus.

Investment decisions always take costs into account. “It can be stated that the acquisition and maintenance costs for silent asphalt are significantly higher than for conventional asphalt. Damage can only be repaired over a large area and the maximum useful life is 10 years, ”continues Martus. The responsible use of resources has a high priority for politics and must also be reflected in environmental protection. “Consider the use of road salt in winter. As you can imagine, the asphalt swallows large amounts of salt, aided by its open pores, so that more has to be spread, ”explains Martus.

What is our recommendation?

“In summary, the situation must be weighed up. The whispered asphalt fulfils its purpose. However, due to its special nature, it presents us with financial and organizational challenges. There are always two sides of the coin, ”summarizes Gienger. “I see it very similarly. Thanks for your visit. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, ”concludes Martus with a smile.

FröWag and infraTest join forces

Two become one: FröWag and infraTest are now going together!

After a long start-up, infraTest Prüftechnik GmbH and FröWag GmbH now dare! As of January 1st, 2021, FröWag is part of the infraTest Group and the current managing director Jörg Fröhlich is an important key position in infraTest development.

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What belongs together comes together

“Now it’s out: we will be part of the infraTest family“, explains Jörg Fröhlich (managing director of FröWag GmbH) proudly! “Both companies come from the same origin. We are now bringing together what has separated 30 years ago. When I thought about looking for a partner, I made my choice quickly, ”continues Fröhlich. The infraTest Group offers a wide range of testing technology for a wide variety of building materials and is the industry leader in the premium segment. With the company from Obersulm, you complete your profile in the middle segment.

What does future cooperation look like?

“Thanks to our good network, we will be able to expand FröWag in the future and grow with it”, explains Matthias Martus (managing director of infraTest). “We stand for sustainable connections and long-term brand building. So FröWag remains FröWag and gains more manpower in one fell swoop thanks to the infraTest team ”, reports Martus. “I take my hat off to what Jörg and his team of around 10 have put together and what variety of test devices he offers. I don’t even want to start with service and calibration… ” says Martus appreciatively.

Fröhlich is known for his technical competence and practical disposition. In the future, he will be able to give free rein to his creative developer ideas. So he swaps his managing director position with a pioneering position in the area of ​​development and construction at infraTest.

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In summary, FröWag benefits from the established structures of infraTest and in return shares its know-how and capacity with the premium brand. Together, the two companies now offer their customers even more effective or, if desired, more individualized test devices for every budget. “Jörg Fröhlich’s high level of practical expertise is an important component in bringing our devices even closer to customer requirements,” confirms Martus.

“Of course I find it difficult to leave FröWag in a certain way. However, through this new connection, she always stays in my life and has the chance to become a really big thing. I know that we have to grow together first, but when I think back to the last few months in which we had hours of conversations, I know that we will master all challenges together! I am looking forward to the future with the infraTest family and you can be curious what we have come up with together, ”concludes Fröhlich with a smile.

infraTest goes digital! #interCILA die virtuelle Messe

infraTest participates for the first time in the virtual trade fair interCILA for the Latin American asphalt industry.

 

“As a technology and innovation leader in our industry, we are proud to break new ground in communication and to stay in contact with our customers and partners despite the pandemic,” explains Telma Keppler (International Sales Manager for Southern Europe and Latin America at infraTest). On September 9th, 2020 the fair opened its digital doors for 6 hours and offered numerous specialist lectures, exhibition rooms and interactive highlights, such as a beach party with fireworks. This virtual trade fair caused astonishment among trade fair visitors as well as stand owners.

“If I had played video games with my son more often in the past, it would have been easier for me to enter this new world!” Explains Keppler as she demonstrates the various features of her booth. Bundled information is available for viewing or downloading with just a few clicks. “There is a generation change taking place and this is happening rapidly. This fantastic virtual environment was created within a very short time, which reminds me more of Sims than a trade fair. I’m fascinated to be able to experience something like that, ”adds Keppler, referring to the fact that companies have to adapt to digital solutions.

“My personal highlight were the interesting and individual conversations that I was able to have with other trade fair visitors through my avatar. I am immersed in another world and I am looking forward to welcoming you to the next event! “, Summarizes Keppler with a smile.

We would like to thank the organizer itafec for the organization and the new experiences on which we can build!

Would you like to be part of the next online fair from infraTest Prüftechnik? Then subscribe to our newsletter now and don’t miss any event!

infraTest auf der virtuellen Messe interCILA. AAb sofort ist der Branchenführer der Asphalt- und Bitumenbranche auch auf Online Messen vertreten.

Goodbye & Hello – The new Asphalt Analyzer YOU

We care about YOU!

You & Your Asphalt Analyzer for roads with
future.

Safe, health and environmentally friendly extractions have always been our goal. We are closing the last gap in the open handling of solvents now and are giving insights into recovery for the first time.
We say goodbye to the previous Asphalt Analyzer generation and welcome our new Analyzer YOU series!

The reuse of asphalt is mandatory and absolutely necessary! Only with sustainable awareness and an optimized use of resources we can protect our planet and our families in the long term. The new generation YOU allows you to safely extract unknown asphalt.

5 Facts you should know about our new Asphalt Analyzer

  1. Two observation windows in destination cover allow a visual recovery process

  2. Temperature limiters above destination cover

  3. Additional inlet sieve in the destillation unit for light asphalt components

  4. Corrugated cooler with enlarged surface

  5. Direct connection to the rotary evaporator

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Jetzt bequem die Temperaturbegrenzer bedienen.

Request the Asphalt Analyzer YOU with or without Touch Screen now
and secure your extraction partner for the next step into a clean future!

Kinexus DSR – Interview with infraTest and NETZSCH

Dynamic Shear Rheometer is available at infraTest now!

infraTest and NETZSCH Analyze & Testing in an interview with the magazine “Asphalt” about the common future of DSR.

Have you already read our interview in cooperation with NETZSCH – Analyze & Testing? Find out all the details about the cooperation between NETZSCH and infraTest and inform yourself about the future purchase of a Dynamic Shear Rheometer.

“Our sales will continue to be supported by rheology specialists in the future. We also visit our customers on-site to present the Dynamic Shear Rheometer and conduct intensive user training. ”- Matthias Martus (managing director of infraTest) in an interview with Asphalt.

From now on infraTest will take over the exclusive distribution of the Kinexus DSR for the asphalt and bitumen industry in the region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Besides, customers in most industrialized countries, especially in Europe, Asia and America, can be served on a project basis.

In this way, infraTest continues to ensure the delivery of high-quality test equipment. Of course, we also support you with service and calibration. Our service team has already undergone intensive training to be able to present the usual service.

We would be happy to advise you on all aspects of DSR, bitumen testing and rheology.
Call or write to us for Kinexus DSR requests. We are also there for you in Corona times!

infraTest und NETZSCH Analysieren & Prüfen im Interview mit der Asphalt

New charging station

Our brand new charging station is now ready for use!
From now on we are happy to welcome customers with electric cars!
In line with the charging station, a new car has also moved into the infraTest family. We welcome our new BMW i3!

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21st HAPA Asphalt Conference

Over 300 visitors to the 21st HAPA Asphalt Conference in Hungary.

On February 18th and 19th, 2020 we travelled to Siofok. “I was impressed by the enormous number of participants,” explained Ersun Görener (Senior Manager Sales at infraTest Prüftechnik), while he answered current questions at his INFO booth and informed about the latest developments in asphalt extraction. His specialist lecture on the topic of “Responsible Handling of Solvents” rounded this off and made the problems of solvent changeover and handling of solvents clear.

“We are happy to participate in such a super organized event as infraTest. We’ll see each other again next time, ”concludes Görener with a smile.

Ersun Görener hält Fachvortrag über

NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing and infraTest Prüftechnik continue cooperation for rheology in the asphalt industry

first joint appearance at the German Asphalt Days in Berchtesgaden from February 12th to 14th, 2020.

NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing has the portfolio of the rheometer product families Kinexus and Rosand from Malvern Panalytical Ltd. expand and will continue to manufacture all instruments as well as worldwide sales and support for the two product families. This also includes the continuation of the strategic partnership in the asphalt industry with the company infraTest Prüftechnik, a world market leader in the development and manufacture of test equipment for the building materials sector.

NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing and infraTest will perform together on the asphalt days in Berchtesgaden from February 12th to 14th, 2020.

We look forward to working together on this “made in Germany” cooperation and to sensibly supplement the product portfolio of both companies in accordance with the motto of infraTest test technology “We Support Innovation”!

Kinexus DSR Series

6th Laboratory Workshop

33 Russian participants at the 6th laboratory workshop of infraTest Prüftechnik GmbH and IBQ in Remseck

“I am overwhelmed by the enormous interest, commitment and professional know-how,” says Sales Director Stefan Dräger at the 6th laboratory workshop for the Russian specialist audience. On February 4th and 5th, 2020, infraTest Prüftechnik, IBQ Remseck and the Russian ASPOR (Center for International Cooperation and Studies of the Russian Road Construction Association) organized a laboratory workshop with lectures and a practical laboratory session on the differences between Russian and German standards in asphalt and bitumen testing.

Teilnehmer des ASPRO Workshops

“Live demonstrations, independent work and trying out are the most sustainable value of such events,” explains Dr Martin Haberl speaking on the American SuperPave program and Marshall test method. “In cooperation with IBQ, we are proud to present a fully equipped test laboratory  for the participants,  which does show almost all possible asphalt and bitumen tests,” adds Dräger. The further development of road testing technology and the use of modified asphalt mix producers are the present challenges. In response to the digitalization and simplification of processes, infraTest developed the modular extraction system PURE and the BBR (Bending Beam Rheometer), which were examined during the workshop too.

BBR Biege Balken Rheometer bei ASPRO Workshop

With growing numbers of participants, you spur us on to make the next event even better. We would like to thank our international guests and the event partners for stimulating discussions, a competent exchange and professional cooperation!

Pobe nach Spurbilder

Asphalt Analyzer at AAPA fair in Australia

Many thanks to AAPA for this wonderful video and a great exhibition! It was an honor for us to be there. Let our CEO Matthias Martus give you an insight into our infraTest universe and Asphalt Analyzer  because we are represented worldwide. From northern Scandinavia to southern Australia: We are always there for you!

We love AAPA! Check it out: https://www.aapa.asn.au

More information about our Asphalt Analyzer: Asphalt Analyzer