EN 12697-39:2004

Bituminous mixtures - Test methods for hot mix asphalt - Part 39: Binder content by ignition EN 12697-39:2004

Publication date:   Aug 30, 2005

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jun 6, 2012


CEN/TC 227 Road materials

European Norm

93.080.20   Road construction materials



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This European Standard describes a test method for the determination of the binder content of samples of bituminous mixtures by ignition. As such, it is an alternative to the more traditional method of extracting the binder using solvents. The method can be used for evaluation of mixture composition because the remaining aggregate can be used for determining aggregate gradation and density provided excessive breakdown of the aggregate particles does not occur at the temperature reached. The results can be used for process control or checks on the compliance of mixtures. However, the need for calibration of a mixture or its component materials before an analysis can be carried out makes this method easier to use with regularly used mixtures rather than with an extensive range of different mixtures from different aggregate sources. The test method is equally suitable for the analysis of mixtures containing unmodified or modified binders because the method has to be calibrated for each mixture being checked when calibration on mixtures is used.

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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

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EN 12697-39:2004
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jun 6, 2012


EN 12697-39:2012