Road emulsions are liquids made up of three components: water, bitumen, and emulsion. Also known as bitumen emulsions, they are used most frequently in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, pavements, and highways.

  • There is a large emulsions market in the UK and PTS can offer several services to help with bitumen road emulsion testing. These tests include:
  • The residual binder and oil distillate from bitumen emulsions, by distillation to BS EN 1431:2009
  • The recovery of binder from bitumen emulsions by evaporation to BS EN 13074-1:2011
  • And the recovery of binder from bitumen emulsions or cutback or fluxed bituminous binders’ stabilisation after recovery by evaporation in line with BS EN 13074-2:2011.

We can then perform other tests on the recovered binder.

If you have any queries or requests for tests in this field, then contact the lab and we will be happy to help.