This innovative product is just one of many developments resulting from Shell’s dedicated Research and Development programme where its scientists and experts are continually developing specialist premium bitumen products.

Shell will also be showcasing Shell Cariphalte RC, its innovative, cost-effective solution that helps conserve natural resources and reduce total asset cost. Launched more than 16 years ago, Shell Cariphalte RC is the leading cost-effective Polymer-modified bitumen designed for high performance road applications in combination with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in base, upper and high-quality layers.

Visitors will be able to hear first-hand about ground-breaking highways, airports and infrastructure projects, and learn how to solve commercial and technical challenges from Shell experts. They include Thomas Moons, General Manager Sales and Operations Europe and South Africa; Quentin Lefrere, Cluster Business Manager France & Benelux; Flavien Teurquetil, Technical Director France & Benelux; and Marion Thillou, Marketing Manager France & Benelux.

Shell premium brands on display at Interoutes & Ville include: Shell Bitumen Fresh, Shell Cariphalte, Shell Mexphalte C, Shell Low Temp (LT) and Shell Tixophalte.

Notes to Editors

  • Shell has been innovating in the bitumen business since 1920 and currently has 49 active patents linked to bitumen and asphalt.
  • Shell operates one of the world’s largest bitumen-dedicated research and development centres in Bangalore, India.
  • Shell is a leader in bitumen technology, and recently published the “Shell Bitumen Handbook, Sixth Edition”, which covers the latest topics in bitumen technology and application.
  • Shell Bitumen operates a network of Regional Technical Centres located in key regions (Beijing, China, Strasbourg, France, and Bangkok, Thailand.)
  • Shell is the world’s largest bitumen marketer, and delivers enough bitumen to pave a one-lane kilometre road every four minutes.
  • Shell Bitumen also offers its customers fixed price risk management services, giving contractors greater price stability, enabling them to plan project budgets more accurately.



Shell Bitumen Global:

Oliver Lim

+ 65 9727 8960


Shell Bitumen Interoute & Ville

Marion Thillou

+33 (0)157606806

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