Each year, more than 8 million tons of bitumen emulsion are produced worldwide, accounting for nearly 10% of global bitumen consumption.

Local repairs, structural maintenance, surface maintenance …, bitumen emulsion techniques meet the needs to sustainably preserve the streets and roads. They are energy efficient and limit greenhouse gas emissions.


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.


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


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.