The Mineral Products Association is the trade association for companies involved in supplying crushed rock and sand and gravel from land and marine sources, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, silica sand, agricultural lime, industrial lime, mortar, slag, recycled materials and construction and quarrying plant. MPA also represents the specialist asphalt contracting interests of its members.
MPA represents its members’ interests on policy, planning and technical matters with government departments, local authorities, professional trade bodies and other key audiences at European, national and local levels.
The UK asphalt industry produces approximately 26 million tonnes of asphalt every year as the surface for some 95 per cent of UK roads – as well for playgrounds, footways, car and lorry parking areas, airport runways and much more – asphalt is uniquely versatile.
Asphalt materials have evolved in a variety of ways over the years, but the pace of product development over recent five years has been rapid. A new generation of modern asphalts offers a range of important properties that can improve safety, reduce road noise, maximise material life and reduce maintenance.
MPA provides information and guidance on asphalt through the Asphalt Information Service which is contactable via the main MPA telephone number below, on the MPA website at http://www.mineralproducts.org.