The IBEF
The voice of bitumen emulsions worldwide

Importance of Interlayer Bonding in Asphalt structures

It is widely known and accepted that Bond Coats are a key component in the construction and maintenance of highway pavements. The application of bond coats provides secured structural binding…

ISAET will go virtual in October 2021

26-28 October 2021 ISAET 2021 After careful consideration of this and other factors, AEMA and IBEF leadership have agreed that ISAET will be held virtually October 26-28, 2021. Both groups…

VIALAB Why to formulate your emulsions?

Bitumen emulsions are used in the road sector for the construction of new roads and for maintenance. Some countries at the forefront in this field, such as France, use more…

IBEF’s role : promote bitumen emulsions

IBEF’s role is to promote the use of bitumen emulsions:

  • By leading a community of associations and companies that represent bitumen emulsions around the world
  • By sharing a variety of sector news: international conventions, one-off events, trade fairs, technical publications and specialist works
  • By making publications, technical reports and references of specialist works available (cards)
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Vocation

The IBEF (International Bitumen Emulsion Federation) connects bitumen emulsion producers through their national associations and…

Organization

IBEF governance is organized around its Board of Directors and the General Assembly which meet at least once a year and the Executive Committee which holds meetings every 2 months.

Members

IBEF promotes exchanges between members on bitumen emulsion techniques.

Resources

Find information made available by active contributions of IBEF members

Bitumen emulsions

There are numerous advantages of bitumen emulsions for sustainably preserving roads: economical, durable coatings, fast installation, in situ recycling, low emmisions and reducing CO2 emissions.

More than 8 million tons of bitumen emulsions are used each year to build or maintain roads around the world.

Advantages

The emulsion technique is “universal”, justifying its use under very varied environments: it can be used everywhere, whatever the economic conditions, under all type of climate and virtually any type of traffic. It adapts well to a wide variety of materials.

Uses

Bitumen emulsions are both used for pavement maintenance and in their construction.

Techniques

There are two main families of bitumen emulsions: spraying emulsions and coating emulsions

Key Figures

IBEF collects, through its network, information related to the use of bitumen emulsions globally.

IBEF members

Do you want to get in touch with your local bitumen emulsions contact? Here is a international list of bitumen emulsion players, and their contact details :

HAPA

Hungary

REA

United Kingdom

Sabita

South Africa

PAPA

Poland

IBEF contact details

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