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Technical Datasheets

The Road Emulsion Association Technical Datasheets

The Association’s standing Technical Committee draws up (and periodically updates) a series of Technical Data Sheets that are designed to provide users of bitumen emulsions with information to best understand and safely use those emulsions across a broad spectrum of processes and environments where they enhance waterproof road structures. The most recent updated sheets were published in March 2015.

To access any of the most recently published sheet please click on its title below. These datasheets will then open as PDF files in a new window or tab.

  1. Bitumen Road Emulsion
  2. Recommendations for Safe Handling & Storage of Bitumen Emulsions
  3. Recommendations for the Cleaning & Maintenance of Spraying Machines
  4. Surface Dressing with Bitumen Emulsions
  5. Bond Coating
  6. Sealing and Curing of Pavement Layers in Road Construction
  7. Footway Construction & Maintenance using Bitumen Emulsions
  8. Patching, Grouting, & Spray Injection Patching
  9. Slurry & Micro Surfacing
  10. Retread Process
  11. Bitumen Emulsions for Storage Grade Macadams
  12. Miscellaneous Uses of Bitumen Road Emulsions

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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