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Our Eni Bitumen products are used in road construction, waterproofing, civil engineering and many other industrial applications and meet all European and international standards.
In Germany, sales are handled by Eni Deutschland GmbH based in Munich. If you have any questions about our products, please contact us.


What is bitumen?

Bitumen is a solid or semi-solid material, and is dark brown to black in colour. It is one of the thermoplastic materials which are also found in nature, but is now mainly produced in oil refineries.
From a chemical-physical viewpoint, bitumen is a complex mixture of various hydrocarbons, which can be divided into three groups:
• Asphaltenes are macromolecules with high molecular weight. They are responsible for the high viscosity of bitumen and form the main component.
• Resins have a dispersing effect on the asphaltenes and lend bitumen stability and elasticity.
• Malts are divided into aromatic and saturated compounds and are responsible for the flow and cross-linking properties of bitumen.

Bitumen has a high adhesive strength and water resistance. It is resistant to most acids, bases and salts and was the first oil product to be used in practice by humans - predominantly as an insulating material or binder. Solid at room temperature, bitumen emulsifies after heating with water and can be recycled.


Thanks to all of these properties, bitumen has become an indispensable material in road construction and many industrial applications today.
In road, pavement and runway construction, bitumen is used to produce suitable surfaces with a flexible structure. It is also used in applications where high levels of binding, sealing, insulating and absorbing properties are required. Bitumen from Eni is available in a semi-solid state in the classes 50/70 and 70/100.

Eni bitumen complies with all material requirements concerning fatigue, resistance, ductility and behaviour at low. Thanks to its optimal viscosity, it can be easily mixed and is simple to process even under extreme conditions. Eni bitumen conforms to the European standard DIN EN 12591.
Sales specifications and safety data sheets are available on request. Please feel free to contact us.

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Polymer-modified bitumen

Through the introduction of this bituminous mixture, new standards have been set in road construction. These are highly powerful special binders, which are derived from carefully selected types of bitumen. Through processing in special plants and the addition of suitable polymers, their rheological properties are significantly improved, i.e. concerning ductility, cohesive ability, elasticity and resistance to deformation.

Polymer-modified bitumen fulfils today's market requirements for high performance special binding agents, given its increased durability, strength and temperature stability. The optimised mechanical properties of the resulting asphalt mixtures ensure improved durability at full exploitation of the road surface (depends on the thickness of the applied layers). The use of polymer-modified bitumen also enables the optimisation of maintenance procedures and increases road traffic safety in the event of 'porous' layers. The reason: the formation of spray mist (better grip, lower 'misting') is reduced, along with the rolling noise of tyres (noise absorption).
Our polymer-modified bitumen conforms to the European standard DIN EN 14023.

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    Paving grade bitumen