News & Updates
We are delighted to introduce Despatch LBB, LAC and LFC ovens to our clients.
High-performing and solidly built using corrosion-resistant materials and over a century of manufacturing experience, Despatch laboratory ovens are the epitome of technological advancement and superior quality. Despatch never cuts corners, ovens are manufactured to the highest standards and deliver invariable, uniform temperature for as long as the oven is in service.
Technical product details available on our ovens product page.
Groundtest's NEW Safety Drop Weight for Scala Penetrometer
Evolution of the drop weight (hammer) has come a long way from it's original design, not only saving you from the hassle of bulky handles, but also, as the name suggests, ensuring finger safety while maintaining maximum efficiency.
Groundtest Equipment Soil & Aggregate Test Equipment Guide
For your convenience, we have prepared a quick reference equipment guide for the most common soil and aggregate tests in New Zealand.
Grouped per test method, it includes pictures, product codes and descriptions.
Click here to download a PDF format guide.
New Generation of Asphalt Mix Design
Click here to download our guide on Balanced Mix Design.
It goes into details explaining what it is, why it matters and how it fits in with current asphalt testing in US.
To find out how we help with your current and future asphalt testing requirements, please contact us.
The future of Bitumen testing in New Zealand
NZTA has recently released a major update on bitumen testing.
“For many years New Zealand bitumen was based on an empirical Penetration based specification. However, changes to the crude oil feedstock used to manufacture bitumen, plus the importation of bitumens into New Zealand from other refiners who use other crude oil feedstock has meant that the empirical Penetration test could no longer be used to infer performance. This has led to the adoption of a performance-based specification for asphalt binders.”
To read further on these specifications and the equipment required, please click here.