Bituminous Emulsions

We manufacture a wide range of bitumen emulsions at a dedicated facility in Blanchardstown, Dublin. All emulsions are supplied in accordance with EN 13808:2013 and for Irish customers Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s (TII’s) Specification for Cationic Bituminous Emulsions.

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Bituminous Emulsions

Bitumen emulsions are a versatile product for road construction and maintenance. The table below summarises the most common applications:

EN 13808, Table 1, EN grade Nominal grade Suggested use
C 72 BP 3 Super Premium Polymer Surface Dressing
C 72 BP 3 Premium Polymer Surface Dressing
C 69 B 3 Cationic 70% Surface Dressing
C 69 BF 3 Cationic 70% Grouting October to April
C 65 B 3 Cationic 65% Patching & Tack Coat
C 40 B 4 Cationic 40% Tack Coat
C 60 B 4 Cold Mix & Recycling Cold Asphalt Mixtures
C 65 BP 3 Bond Coat Bond Coat


PX2000 for Surface Dressing

Px2000 is the trade name given to the Polymer Modified Emulsion manufactured by Breedon for surface dressing. Px2000 is available in premium and super premium grades.

The addition of Polymer to Bitumen enhances its properties, such as:

  • increased ductility
  • increased softening point
  • increased viscosity
  • increased tensile strength
  • increased cohesion strength

Polymer modified emulsions are particularly suited for surface dressing:

  • Heavily trafficked roads (National Primary / Secondary and Regional)
  • Highly stressed areas of all roads including:
    • junctions
    • roundabouts
    • winding stretches of road
    • steep stretches of road / climbing lanes
    • urban areas (town and city streets)

The advantages of using PX2000 as opposed to conventional 70% CBE, include:

  • longer life surface dressing achieved
  • improved adhesive strength
  • improved cohesive strength
  • improved tensile strength
  • better tolerance to road temperatures
  • faster bond than conventional 70% CBE – earlier trafficking
  • application is the same as unmodified emulsions

Polymer Modified Emulsions for Bond Coat — Neoflex:

Breedon produces a high performing and quick breaking Polymer Modified Emulsion — Neoflex, ideal for bond coating:

  • thin layer asphalts / porous asphalts
  • asphalt and macadam to underlay surfaces

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