The Bitumen Industry – A Global Perspective
A description of the production, chemistry, use, specification and occupational exposures related to bitumen from the manufacturers' perspective. A joint publication of the Asphalt Institute and Eurobitume. View or download.
What is Bitumen?
Bitumen is an oil based substance. It is a semi-solid hydrocarbon product produced by removing the lighter fractions (such as liquid petroleum gas, petrol and diesel) from heavy crude oil during the refining process. More
Types of Bitumen
Bitumen is an engineering material, produced to meet a variety of end-use specifications based on physical properties. Bitumen may be customised for special road applications and hundreds of grades have also been developed for the non-road industrial segment, including roofing and sound-proofing. More
Refined bitumen is a complex combination of high molecular weight organic compounds found in heavy crude oils. More
Facts and Stats
Bitumen industry and European road facts. More
List of Bitumen Applications & Uses
These are the bitumen uses that have been included in the preparation of REACH registration dossiers: view or download
Glossary of Terms relating to the industry. More