On 21 November this year, on the terrain of “Blachownia” in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, the Polish company FLUKAR inaugurated the operation of a pro-ecological pilot installation for the production of modified bitumen emulsions. The installation was built as part of the company’s LIFE EMU NEW project, co-financed by the European Commission within the LIFE Programme and by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
The opening of the installation was preceded by a conference devoted to the investment. In his speech Grzegorz Nieradka, Deputy Project Coordinator for technical matters, referred to the history of the project. He discussed the various stages of the investment of the project and pointed out the forms of promotion during intersectoral debates, national and international, trade fairs and scientific publications. Marek Fajferek, Product Development and Marketing Director, then spoke, pointing out the role of the FLUKAR R&D centre in the implementation of research on products obtained from the pilot installation.
The substantive part was followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony, which was conducted by Paweł Szergowicz, President of Flukar Sp. z o.o. and Paweł Milejski, President of Rafineria w Jaśle Sp. z o.o.
A toast was raised for the success of the investment and a cake baked for the occasion was cut. Following refreshments, the participants of the conference went to the hall where the installation had already been working. Dariusz Żłobiński, a technological process specialist, discussed the operation of the installation. All those present could ask questions and see how innovative bitumens and asphalt emulsions modified with waste polymers are made.
The conference was attended by nearly 80 participants, including guests from abroad.