EN 14023:2010

Bitumen and bituminous binders - Specification framework for polymer modified bitumens EN 14023:2010

Publication date:   Nov 16, 2010

General information

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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";
- "consistency at elevated service temperature";
- "cohesion";
- "durability" of consistency;
- "brittleness at low service temperature";
- "strain recovery".
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 Table 1, Table 2 and Table 3 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).

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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


EN 14023:2010
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