Hot or cold bituminous mixtures have several different uses, the most notable of these being when they are permanently added to the surface course of roads and other infrastructures projects, directly influencing the useful life, quality and safety of these structures. Sales of bituminous mixtures in Europe are governed by the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011.
Manufacturers or their representatives in the European Union are solely responsible for compliance of their products with the terms of the regulation, both for trade and use. When a manufacturer identifies its bituminous mixture with the CE mark, this shows that the mix complies with the harmonized standards and therefore fulfills the essential requirements of the regulation. CE marking of bituminous mixes is regulated by an 2+ assessment system, which requires the intervention of a Notified body to perform the factory production control audit annually.
Applus+ is a Notified Body* for CE marking of bituminous mixtures. We work with producers of bituminous mixtures throughout the entire CE marking process of their products. CE marking of bituminous mixtures is based on a 2+ assessment system, applying the EN 13108 family of standards:
| EN 13108-1:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Asphalt Concrete|
| EN 13108-2:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Asphalt concrete for very thin layers|
| EN 13108-3:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Soft asphalt|
| EN 13108-4:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Hot Rolled Asphalt|
| EN 13108-5:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Stone mastic asphalt|
| EN 13108-6:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Mastic asphalt|
| EN 13108-7:2006
|Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications. Porous Asphalt|
For CE marking of bituminous mixtures, a series of tasks to be performed by the manufacturer and the Notified Body are defined:
Responsibility of the manufacturer:
Responsibility of the Notified Body:
CE Marking documents:
Applus+ has over 100 years of experience working throughout the construction industry. We performed certification processes and thousands of tests on multiple construction products.
* Applus+ is the commercial brand of LGAI Technological Center S.A., Notified Body nº 370.