This page is designed to show some visual examples of the use of BITUMEN EMULSIONS
The Benefits of Surface Dressing
The Video was launched at the RSTA Spring Conference and will be distributed to all interested parties and particularly Highways Committee representatives in Local Authorities and Councils.
This video shows the benefits of the Surface Dressing process which includes, the prevention of potholes, improving the skid resistance of the surface, and extending the life of the road
Bond Coat Video
Bond Coats are Polymer Modified Bitumen Emulsions that when sprayed between the layers of a newly constructed or maintained highway creates a bond that glues the layers of the road together. Bond Coats prevent the ingress of water and strengthens the pavement structure enabling the road to distribute the loading from vehicles more evenly through the structural layers. Bond Coats also prevent layer slippage and helps reduce the formation of potholes
RSTA Surface Dressing
The video below is from the “Road Surface Treatments Association” whose members are large scale users of road emulsions manufactured by members of REA. The presentation shows Surface Dressing – the UKs most important road maintenance technique – demonstrating how to design this road surfacing using a range of bitumen emulsion binders.
The Road Emulsion Association Limited (REAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Goosey as the new Chairperson of the Association for the next two years following the Ninety-Third Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Paul has held a number senior positions in his career with Eurovia and is currently Managing Director of their businesses, covering specialist treatments, surfacing, asphalt and materials production, research and development, and asset management solutions. Eurovia joined the REAL as a producer of bitumen emulsions following the significant investment in their new polymer bitumen and bitumen emulsion manufacturing facility ‘PolyBitumens’ located on the North Bank of the river Thames near London. The Vice-Chair will be Sommerville Wright who is an Associate Director of Colas Limited.
7th June 2021
REA and RTSA joint campaign to highlighting the importance of Bond Coats
The Road Emulsion Association (REA) and the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) have jointly launched a campaign to highlight the importance of the application of Bond Coats in road construction and maintenance. The joint campaign aims to provide information to all clients, highway contractors, and road users, of the benefits of Bond Coats and involves the publication of a new article titled “The Importance of Interlayer Bonding in Pavement Construction” Read the article here.
The article will shortly be published in a number of key industry journals and the campaign was recently launched with a Webinar hosted by the IAT. There are plans for a second webinar later in the year. The Bond Coat Video has also been relaunched as part of the campaign and is available to be viewed via the REA members websites and the REA website (watch the video here) and the REA Linkedin site.
26th May 2021
IMPORTANCE OF INTERLAYER BOND COAT APPLICATION DURING PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
With our collective duty to ensure sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions, it is more important than ever that the road construction industry strives to get things right first time and build structures to last. That implies new structures, as well as maintenance interventions, must be effectively designed and the installation must truly reflect that design.
The Road Emulsion Association is pleased to announce that following a recent application from CORE Additive Technologies to join the REA as an Associate Member, the Council of the REA has approved the application , and CORE Additive Technologies have joined the Association with immediate effect. The representative of the new Associate Member will be David Needham and he will be joining the REA Technical Committee at future meetings. The REA welcomes David’s contribution to the important activities of the Technical Committee.