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.
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
7th November 2017
RSTA SHE Seminar – 22nd November 2017
Kevin Maw the Consultant and Secretary to the Road Emulsion Association will be presenting the new joint RSTA/REA, Best Practice Guidance, Code of Practice at the RSTA SHE Seminar on the 22nd November 2017.