October 2017: Feature Roofing
Bitumen protects buildings
For centuries, bitumen has been recognized as an excellent waterproofing material. Waterproofing is currently the second largest application for bitumen and accounts for between 10 and 15% of all the bitumen produced in Europe each year...
June 2017: Feature Cycling
Bitumen and cycling
With the 2017 Tour de France starting in Düsseldorf on 1st July and ending on the Champs Elysées in Paris on 23rd July, we explore the key role that bitumen plays in cycling.
May 2017: Feature Energy Efficiency
Driving on asphalt roads takes less energy
Bitumen is a core component of the asphalt used in road construction and influences the energy that needs to be expended by a vehicle travelling along that road.
March 2017: Feature Bitumen production
Bitumen comes in many forms
Bitumen is a very versatile material that is produced in many forms and has many different applications - 80–85 % of bitumen produced today is used in paving applications, with the balance in roofing or industrial applications.
February 2017: Feature Standard
Shaping the future
Eurobitume is the focal point for the bitumen industry in Europe, and one of our key functions is helping shape the future of the industry through the development and evolution of comprehensive international product standards:
January 2017: Feature HSE
Bitumen: Hot stuff, handle with care!
Our experts have developed a wealth of valuable guidance and advice to help ensure working with bitumen is safe.
December 2016: Feature Roads
Investing in our greatest asset: Roads
An efficient, effective, well-maintained road network is not only crucial economically (to the transportation of people, goods and services), but also extremely important socially (to mobility) and to the environment (CO2 emissions).