For nearly 50 years TOTAL has operated in the bitumen field placing us as a UK market leader.
Our bitumen is produced at TOTAL UK's LOR refinery and speciality bitumens are manufactured at Preston.
Total Bitumen’s product range includes:
Azalt ® - penetration grade bitumen.
Styrelf ® – polymer modified bitumen providing "Sustainability through durability" in road construction
Azalt Eco² ® and Styrelf Eco² ® - Total's ready to use warm mix solution, reducing working temperatures by 40°c
Emulsis ® – bitumen emulsions, cold mix emulsions and bond coats for sustainable and well maintained roads
Kromatis ® – clear binder for reduction of lighting costs, lower energy consumption, improved hazard perception and overall aesthetic enhancement
Total has a UK-based R&D and Technical Centre at Preston working in collaboration with our worldwide research centre in Lyon and German Technical centre. Dedicated bitumen engineers and technologists have been working on the development of the Styrelf family of polymer modified bitumens for over thirty years. The new Styrelf portfolio of PMB meets the emerging market needs with specific grades for particular applications.
This continual development is in response to the evolving market sectors apparent in recent years. Product development has centered on the three cornerstones of Total Bitumen's philosophy of
• Sustainability and
• Lower working temperatures
Our innovative products will continue to pave the way for the asphalts of the future. The Preston base is a one stop shop for speciality bitumen supply and technical support.
Total is a leading refiner and marketer of bitumen in Europe
The Total Group continues to invest in its entire supply chain capability at LOR and Preston in addition to opening a bitumen import terminal on the River Thames in 2016. This facility will consolidate Total’s robust supply chain position and provide support to its partners in the expanding infrastructure market. With our transport partners Hoyer we operate a road tanker fleet in the UK incorporating satellite tracking capabilities ensuring supply chain excellence.
Total Bitumen offers "Sustainability through durability" supported by:
• A nationwide field-based team
• An extensive product range providing one stop shop solutions
• UK based R&D and customer technical support backed up by multiple Group facilities
• Nationwide supply chain solutions, state of the art production equipment supported by on-time logistics
• Customer dialogue on partnering initiatives