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Further update of REA Technical Data Sheets

1st April 2015

The Association’s Technical Committee has completed a further review of all 12 Technical Data Sheets. All the revised TDSs are dated March 2015 and are freely available through the “Technical Data Sheets” page on this website. If you have any questions on these sheets please contact the Association’s Consultant & Secretary John Keayes.

Latest update of REA Technical Data Sheets

1st January 2015

The Association’s Technical Committee is reviewing all its 12 Technical Data Sheets in readiness for the 2015 surfacing season to take account of recent market changes that includes CE Marking.

Code of Good Practice for the use & safety of Mobile Storage Tanks

30th April 2014

The Road Emulsion Association has updated its “Code of Good Practice for the use & safety of Mobile Storage Tanks” in readiness for the 2014 surfacing season. Mobile Storage Tanks are transported to construction sites throughout the UK where they are used to aid road surfacing work.  After the Tanks are installed they are periodically filled with bitumen emulsion binder, which is drawn off for use in local highway construction and maintenance contracts. REA first developed the Code of Good Practice in the mid 1990s and the 2014 Code replaces that last revised in 2011. The Code aids the safe operation of works; and safety of members of the public; highway authorities and contractors, when in close proximity to Mobile Storage Tanks.

A copy of the latest 2014 version of the Code is available as a PDF file on the “Publications” page of this website.

New Chair & Vice Chair at the Association

1st March 2014

At the 2014 REA  Annual General Meeting Steve Waller (Nynas AB) stood down at the end of his two years as our Chairman and John Tuite (Total Bitumen) took over that position for 2014 to 2016. At the same time Roger Lord (The Bituchem Group) became Vice Chairman for the next two years.

Further update of REA Technical Data Sheets

1st January 2014

The Association’s Technical Committee has completed a further review of all 12 Technical Data Sheets to ensure among other items that the impact of the mandatory CE Marking that was introduced into the UK last summer (see news item “July 2013” below) has been taken into account. All the revised TDSs are dated November 2013 and are freely available through the “Technical Data Sheets” page on this website. If you have any questions on these sheets please contact the Association’s Consultant & Secretary John Keayes.

New British Standard BS EN 13808:2013

1st October 2013

As part of the on-going review of European standards a new version of BS EN 13808 that specifies cationic bitumen emulsions was published on 30 September 2013. This document supercedes BS EN 13808:2005 and BS EN 14733:2005=A1:2010. 

REA gives more detail on this revised standard in Press Release No 14 on the Press Releases page of this website.

CE Marking becomes mandatory

1st July 2013

The UK was one of four countries in the European Union where CE marking of construction products had been voluntary.  However, a new Regulation has replaced the old Construction Products Directive and lays out conditions for its implementation.  It is now mandatory for construction products falling under the scope of the Regulation to have a declaration of their performance, and to carry the CE marking to demonstrate this, before they can be put on the market. The CE Mark had to be affixed by the end of June 2013 as a result all REA members have completed CE Marking administration etc by that significant date.

REA gives more detail on CE Marking process in Press Release No 13 on the Press Releases page of this website.

Updated REA Technical Data Sheets

1st April 2013

The Association’s Technical Committee has completed reviewing all REA Technical Data Sheets (TDSs) to ensure they are up to date and refer to appropriate British & European Specifications. All the 12 revised TDSs have been modified and are now freely available through the “Technical Data Sheets” page on this website. If you have any questions on these sheets please contact the Association’s Consultant & Secretary John Keayes.

New Associate Member

1st March 2013

We welcome Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB as new Associate Members of REA. David Needham represents this new associate member at the Association. (for David’s contact details please click on the “Membership” page on this website)

CE Marking

1st February 2013

The UK was one of four countries in the European Union where CE marking of construction products has been voluntary.  However, a new Regulation has replaced the old Construction Products Directive and lays out conditions for its implementation.  It has become mandatory for construction products falling under the scope of the Regulation to have a declaration of their performance, and to carry the CE marking to demonstrate this, before they can be put on the market. The CE Mark must be affixed by the end of June 2013 as a result REA members are working towards this significant date.

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