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.
- bitumen blends
- polymer modified bitumen products
- delayed set bitumen
- bitumen emulsions
- polymer modified bitumen emulsions
- 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:
- Softening Point
- RTFOT rolling thin film oven test
- Binder content
- Sieve residue
- Particle Size analysis
- Break Index
Cathal McCarthy - Production Manager
Mobile: +353 87 4188831 // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rafal Rybacki - Laboratory Chemist
Mobile: +353 86 8925464 // Email: email@example.com