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Bitumen for road construction


What is the product?

Road construction bitumen is very viscous or near-solid at ambient temperatures. The product is obtained by refining crude oil, thus separating it from other fractions such as LPG, petrol, kerosene… It is deposited as a residue in the distillation column.

Product Applications

Bitumen for road construction is used as a binder for asphalt mixtures. It is also a component of several other binders: polymer modified bitumen, bitumen emulsions and flux bitumen.

What does Copro do?

  • 2 to 4 inspections of the production unit, depending on the production quantities.
  • Random sampling at the production unit and at the recipients. Monitoring internal tests of these samples and performing control tests in accredited external laboratories.
  • Verification of the results obtained by the producer within the framework of internal FPC.
  • Inspection of the laboratory used by the producer for FPC.

How do you recognize a certified product?

  • The COPRO mark is present on the delivery note accompanying the delivery of bitumen for road construction.
  • The 8-digit quick code on the delivery note, based on which the product sheet can be found on the COPRO Extranet (

What are the benefits of the certified product?

  • Confidence in the quality of the product and its compliance with Standard Specifications 250 (Flanders), Qualiroutes (Wallonia) and TB 2015 (Brussels).
  • The technical datasheet of the delivered product can be consulted immediately at
  • COPRO regularly verifies that the delivered product corresponds to PTV 854.
  • COPRO ensures that the products’ properties are continuously monitored by the producer.

Referention documents

Technical documents

  • NBN EN 12591 Bitumen en bitumineuze bindmiddelen - Eisen voor wegenbitumen
  • NBN EN 13924 Bitumen en bitumineuze bindmiddelen - Specificaties voor hard penetratiebitumen

Certification documents:

  • TRA 54: Toepassingsreglement voor bitumen voor de wegenbouw

Bitumen for road construction TRA 54

  • De Saedeleer Tom +32 471 98 11 87 gbz.qrfnrqryrre@pbceb.rhue.orpoc@reeledeased.mot Certification manager