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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 & Velocity Patching
  9. Slurry & Micro Surfacing
  10. Retread Process
  11. Bitumen Emulsions for Storage Grade Macadams
  12. Miscellaneous Uses of Bitumen Road Emulsions

Latest News:

30th April 2019

The Benefits of Surface Dressing

The Road Emulsion Association (REA) and the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) have jointly produced a new animated video highlighting 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.

To view the video “The Benefits of Surface Dressing”, click on the Videos Link above .

23rd March 2019

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

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