Differentiating between air-rectified and oxidised bitumens
As part of the REACH process Eurobitume was asked to clarify the criteria used to differentiate between air-rectified bitumen and oxidised bitumen, listed on page 5 of The Bitumen Industry – A Global Perspective, published in early 2011. The report produced by the Eurobitume Technical Task Force is published here.
Eurobitume has led the industry’s initiative to prepare for compliance with REACH, the new European procedures for evaluating and registering all chemical substances. This new regulation affects all downstream users or processors of bitumen.
REACH bitumen uses
Eurobitume has prepared a guidance table translating the current list of REACH use descriptors for bitumen, prepared by CONCAWE, into uses and applications commonly understood throughout the bitumen industry.
REACH EINECS and CAS
In this document:
Guidance on use of EINECS & CAS definitions for REACH registration
The REACH regulations introduced the terminology and concept of Derived No Effect Level (DNEL). This is a reference value used to inform the chemical safety assessment in REACH. To help to promote a clearer understanding of the need for and use of the DNEL, Eurobitume has produced a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions, which include information on the REACH requirement for safety data sheets.