Refined Bitumen Association

Refined Bitumen Association
Abbreviation RBA
Formation 1968
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Road surfaces in the UK
  • Harrogate Business Centre, Hammerain House, Hookstone Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8ER
Region served
Five bitumen companies
Affiliations Eurobitume
Website RBA

The Refined Bitumen Association is the trade association for UK bitumen companies.


It was formed in 1968.

Asphalt Industry Alliance

In 2000, it formed the Asphalt Industry Alliance with the Mineral Products Association, based in London. Asphalt is a mixture of bitumen and quarried mineral products, represented by both trade organisations.


Its five main members cover 95% of the UK market


It represents the UK bitumen industry at a national level. The UK produces around 1.5 million tonnes of bitumen a year. 90% of UK bitumen is used on roads.

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