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.
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.
28th March 2020
New Appointments – REA Council
At the Annual General Meeting of the Road Emulsion Association Limited held on the 11th March 2020 Jane Dunne (Nynas), was elected as the Chair of Council for the next two years through to the AGM in 2022. Paul Goosey (PolyBitumens), was elected as the Vice-Chair for the same period. There was a change in the Colas representation on Council with the resignation of Stewart Struthers who has represented Colas on the Council of the REAL for over 30 years. The new Colas representative and appointed as a Director of the Association is Sommerville Wright. Prior to the AGM there was also a change in the representation of Total UK Ltd with the resignation of John Tuite and the appointment of Chris Milligan as the Total UK representative and a Director of the REA Council.