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Welcome to the REA Website

The Road Emulsion Association (REA) is a UK trade association representing manufacturing businesses that supply a wide range of bitumen emulsion products used in the highways, airfield and construction sectors.

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Resources & Information

Since the formation of the Association in 1928 the industry body has continued to provide valuable information and technical data to support the use and application of emulsion products throughout the UK.

Promotion

Through the publications of new and updated Codes of Practice, papers and documents associated to the use and benefits of emulsion products the Road Emulsion Association aims to ensure leading technology and application data is available for all highway engineers and end users.

Events & Exhibitions

The Road Emulsion Association Limited and its members participate in important and informative conferences and events connected with the highways maintenance and construction sector.

Who we are: An Overview:

The REA aims to provide a good member intelligence network to understand what issues are on the agendas of policy-makers and businesses as well as those issues that are important in central and local government policy making. We attempt to identify the effects of policy measures on our sectors and contribute to government consultations.

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Mission Statement:

To promote the technical and sustainable benefits and the safe and responsible use of bitumen emulsions in the highway maintenance and construction industries.

Latest News:

22nd September 2019

New Surface Dressing Video with Subtitles

The Road Emulsion Association (REA) and the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) have developed a short animated video highlighting the benefits of Surface Dressing as part of a planned highway maintenance program. The REA has also produced a subtitled version of the video and this is now posted on the REA website and is available to view on YouTube. Please click on the ‘Videos’ link above to view the video.

23rd March 2019

New Member of the Road Emulsion Association Limited

The Road Emulsion Association Limited is pleased to announce the addition of a new member company to the association. The new member company is PolyBitumens which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eurovia UK. PolyBitumens commissioned emulsion production at their new manufacturing facilities early in 2019. The production of emulsion materials at PolyBitumens in Thurrock, Essex, will be used on various road improvement schemes in southern England, the Home Counties and in Greater London.

As a member of the Road Emulsion Association, Polybitumens will contribute to all the future activities of the Road Emulsion Association with Paul Goosey, (Managing Director), being appointed as a Director of the REA and the company member representative on the REA Council. Jonathan Core, (Technical Director), will become a member of the REA Technical Committee and Paul Kimber, (Divisional Manager), will be the representative on the REA HSE Forum Group.

With PolyBitumens as a new emulsion producer in the UK, and now a member of the association, the Road Emulsion Association continues to represent the interests and activities of this important industry sector and will maintain its position as the key trade association promoting the benefits of bitumen emulsion products in the UK.

27th April 2018

Are Your Roads Bonded?

Following the successful REAL Bond Coat Video launched in 2017 an additional supporting note has been published identifying the performance benefits of using Bond Coats to bind the road layers together. A winter of high rainfall and cold temperatures has resulted in further deterioration to our roads and more pot holes having to be filled. The correct use of bond coat will help reduce this problem and extend the structural life of the road. See the “Publications” page.

7th December 2017

RSTA SHE Seminar Presentation – 22nd November 2017

The presentation of the REA/RSTA new Code of Practice for the Safe Transfer of Emulsion Product from a Delivery Tanker to a Road Sprayer was given by Kevin Maw, Consultant & Secretary of the REA on the 22nd November a copy of the presentation is attached.Safe Delivery Tanker to Sprayer presentation

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Our Members:

Ayton

Jobling Pursor

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Bituchem

Nynas

Colas

Polybitumens

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