Aachener Raveling Tester


A new development is the Aachen Raveling Tester, ARTe for short. This method is used to determine the resistance to grain loss of open-pored asphalts or the durability of road markings. The method developed in Aachen is standardised to European standards (TS 12697-50).

The grain loss is determined by means of 3D laser texture measurements.


  • Resistance to grain loss (rafting)
  • Durability of road markings

Characteristic data

  • Test specimen: 2 plates with the dimensions 32 x 26 cm
  • Specimen: 1 plate with the dimensions 32 x 54 cm

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ARTe Panel Dimensions and Principle
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ARTe with Spikes