Eurobitume has produced videos on a variety of topics which are freely available on Eurobitume's YouTube and can be accessed by clicking on the following link - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Oynkvmqy59TlOU-1nF4Gg

Eurobitume educational webinars

Webinar 1: What is Bitumen?

Delivered by Eurobitume Technical Lead Dr Ian Lancaster, the What is Bitumen? webinar provided an informative introduction to bitumen. It began with an introduction into the origins of bitumen and how it is manufactured, then explored common applications, how it is described and included an overview of the main test methods.

Webinar 2: Safe handling of bitumen in the supply chain

This webinar is focused on the loading and unloading of bitumen and was taken by Eurobitume Technical Lead Dr Ian Lancaster, who began by explaining the important difference between Hazard (A source of potential harm) and Risk (The probability that a person will be harmed if exposed to a hazard). He highlighted the five main hazards when working with hot bitumen, discussed mitigating measures to reduce the risks of each causing harm and gave a broad overview of the safe handling procedures, protocols and guidance available from Eurobitume.

Webinar 3: Bitumen Testing

Eurobitume Technical Lead Dr Ian Lancaster led this webinar about the test methods used to measure the physical and operational properties of different types of bitumen and bituminous products, and how these relate to product specifications. He began by introducing empirical test methods, such as Needle Penetration (PEN, EN 1426). He then gave a brief overview of when and how the methods were developed, the importance of sample preparation, the limitations of particular test methods and how these test methods are used in specifications. He then gave a brief overview of when and how the methods were developed, the importance of sample preparation, the limitations of particular test methods and how these test methods are used in specifications.

Webinar 4: Introduction to Eurobitume

In this webinar, Eurobitume President Dave Foster summarised the association’s evolution since its formation in 1969 and explained how the new, integrated structure from January 2024 would enable a more efficient Eurobitume to speak with an even stronger, single voice for the bitumen industry in Europe and help its members address current and future industry and societal challenges.