At Colas we design, manufacture, supply and apply an extensive
range of surface treatments to offer our customers the most cost
effective solution. We are leaders and innovators in this field
with over 80 years of experience in surface treatment solutions.
Surface treatments have and continue to be one of our principle
services to the market.
Our Surface Treatments are designed to provide our customers
with the right solution for their surface problems. Our treatments
undergo rigorous in house laboratory testing for quality purposes
and our dedicated technical and development team continuously work
on material modifications, product developments and
comprehensive portfolio of surface treatments is further enhanced
by our backing and support from our parent company the
International Colas Group.
Each year the Colas International Group invest approximately
€70million into research and development. The investment and
creation of new surfacing materials and techniques is vast to date
Colas SA have developed a portfolio of 130 patents.
This commitment towards technical development and research has
created a culture of innovation and improvement. Through the
on-going process of product development and modification our
customers are assured that our services offer superior
Our sustainable surfacing treatments include, Vegecol and our
Road Recycling operations.
Vegecol is a vegetable based asphalt and surface dressing
binding agent and is a sustainable alternative to conventional
bitumen or petroleum resin binders. A pioneering development, with
renewable resources increasing in cost and diminishing the long
term benefits and credentials of Vegecol are limitless. The
investment into research and development made helps create
opportunities and solutions for the future. Read more »
Research and development proves integral if we are to face the
sustainability challenges which face us ahead.
Our Road Recycling processes have been operational for the past
50 years, and offer surface course and deep recycling solutions for
our customers. The processes may be completed on carriageways and
footways. Each treatment provides customers with a durable and
sustainable alternative to conventional surfacing treatments.
Colas' environmental calculator software allows us to measure
the carbon footprint of our processes through measuring energy
consumption and green house gas emissions. The software allows
alternative processes or methods to be displayed alongside each
other, providing a quick and easy comparison tool for designers and
It also allows us to offer clients numerical data on the energy
consumption and emission savings made when using our road recycling
processes. The analysis allows an accurate assessment of
environmental impact as evidence to support sustainability targets.
Customers who choose our road recycling processes receive a
complimentary report on the savings made towards energy consumption
Typical savings achieved can be up to 60% for energy consumption
and greenhouse gas emissions.