Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers
Alexandra Road, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 8555117
Fax: +353 1 8554262

  Irish Tar Binder Laboratories

Binder Laboratory
The main function of the Binder Laboratory is to provide a quality control tool to the operation and production departments of Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers. All testing in this laboratory is carried to I.S. EN ISO 9001:2000.

The laboratory also carries out extensive new product development in conjunction with the Road Materials Laboratory to ensure that Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers are at the forefront of innovation in the road construction industry.

To ensure that product development can be carried out throughout the year, independent of external weather conditions, a climatically controlled room has been commissioned controlling both temperature and relative humidity.

The laboratory also offers a quality assurance and testing service to our customers to ensure their compliance with their own quality systems.

Routine testing is carried out on each cargo that discharges in Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers and these results are available to customers.

Quality control is carried out on all production that is carried out on site.

This covers:

  • bitumen blends
  • polymer modified bitumen products
  • delayed set bitumen
  • bitumen emulsions
  • polymer modified bitumen emulsions
  • tackcoats
  • cold mix emulsions
  • warm mix binders
  • bituminous paints

Our surface dressing emulsions are independently tested by the NRA throughout the surface dressing season to ensure compliance.

Some typical parameters that are evaluated by the laboratory are:

Hot Materials
- Softening Point
- Viscosity
- RTFOT  rolling thin film oven test

- Binder content
- Viscosity
- Sieve residue
- Particle Size analysis
- Break Index

Cathal McCarthy - Production Manager
Mobile: +353 87 4188831 // Email:

Rafal Rybacki - Laboratory Chemist
Mobile: +353 86 8925464 // Email:


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