Bitumen is a solid or semi-solid material from dark brown to black in colour. It is one of the thermoplastics found in nature, but today it is mainly produced in oil refineries. From a chemical-physical point of view, bitumen is a complex mixture of various hydrocarbons.
Bitumen offers a high adhesive strength and watertightness. It is resistant to most acids, bases and salts and was the first oil product that man has ever used in practice - preferably as an insulating compound or binder. Solid at room temperature, bitumen can be emulsified with water after heating and recycled as well. Thanks to all these properties, bitumen is now an indispensable material in road construction and is also used in a wide range of industrial applications.
Eni Bitumen is used for the construction and maintenance of roads, airfields and other asphalted surfaces and meets all material requirements for fatigue, resistance, plasticity and cold behaviour. Thanks to its optimum viscosity, it is easy to mix and is excellent to use even under extreme conditions. Eni Bitumen complies with the European standard DIN EN 12591.
Polymer-modified bitumens are high-performance special binders obtained from carefully selected types of bitumen. Their rheological properties are significantly improved by processing in special equipment and by adding suitable polymers - e.g. in terms of plasticity, cohesion, elasticity and resistance to deformation. Polymer-modified bitumen meets all today's market requirements for high-performance specialty binders because of its increased durability, strength and temperature stability. The optimised mechanical properties of the asphalt mixes produced with it ensure a longer service life with full usability of the road surface. The use of polymer-modified bitumen also optimizes maintenance procedures and increases road safety in the case of "open-pore" layers.
Our polymer-modified bitumen complies with the European standard DIN EN 14023.
Paving grade bitumen
Polymer modified Bitumen