Shell has been involved in bitumen manufacturing and marketing for more than 85 years, drawing on its global expertise to deliver, through Shell Bitumen, bitumen products and services to road and paving contractors.
Our sixth edition of the Shell bitumen handbook has recently been published. The new edition of handbook is authored by our team of bitumen experts led by John Read, General Manager of Bitumen Technology. Shell is not in the business of producing books, in fact we outsource the publishing to a third party. We invest our time in producing the handbook to share best practice and help readers stay top of their sector. Bitumen is a core part of our business and we are here to stay.
Shell is one of the leaders in bitumen and asphalt technology research. Its global bitumen manufacturing and marketing business, Shell Bitumen, operates Bitumen Solution Centres in various locations around the world where its experts undertake cutting-edge research into bitumen and asphalt applications. It offers dedicated account management, seeking to provide cost-effective bitumen solutions to meet your business needs –be they industrial, professional, trade or domestic.
Ever since Shell began producing Bitumen at the Shell Haven refinery in 1920, Shell has made a significant impact to the bitumen industry. From the Fraass breaking test to clear bitumen, Van der Poel’s Nomograph, Tixophalte and Bitufresh – Shell has a long list of Bitumen innovations and world firsts. Today, Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest supplier of bitumen supplying around 4 million tonnes of bitumen every year, enough to pave a one lane kilometer of road every four minutes.