EN 14023:2005

Bitumen and bituminous binders - Framework specification for polymer modified bitumens

Publication date:   Sep 25, 2006

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Apr 7, 2010


CEN/TC 336 Bituminous binders

European Norm

93.080.20   Road construction materials



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This European Standard provides a framework for specifying the characteristics and relevant test methods for polymer modified bitumens which are suitable for use in the construction and maintenance of roads, airfields and other paved areas.
This framework covers the following characteristics:
- "Consistency at intermediate service temperature" (surrogate characteristic: penetration);
- "Consistency at elevated service temperature" (surrogate characteristic: softening point);
- "Cohesion";
- "Durability" of consistency.
The cohesion property has been included as a means of discriminating between polymer modified bitumens and other bituminous binders. The other essential requirements, "adhesion" and "setting ability" are indicated by tests carried out on the finished asphalt mixtures.
The introduction of classes of convenience in Tables 1 and 2 enables the selection of the most suitable specification for the bitumen taking account of local conditions of climate and use. The nomenclature of polymer modified bitumens comprises the penetration range and the minimum softening point (see example in Annex A).

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Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


EN 14023:2005
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Apr 7, 2010


EN 14023:2010