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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.

Latest News:

21st December 2020

New Associate Member – REA

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.

3rd December 2019

Revision of Technical Data Sheet Number 8

The Road Emulsion Association has updated Technical Data Sheet (TDS) No 8.
The TDS is now titled – Patching, Grouting, and Spray Injection Patching.
The update primarily concerns Section 4 of the TDS which is now titled Spray Injection Patching, (previously titled Velocity Patching). This has been updated and includes reference to Spray Injection Patching being a seasonal process as noted in the original guidance in BS434-2 : 2005.

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.

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