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Bitumen is a thick, sticky, black or dark-colored, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It is a naturally occurring substance that is a byproduct of the refining process of crude oil. Bitumen is also known as asphalt or tar in certain contexts. It has been used for thousands of years as a waterproofing material and adhesive, and it remains an essential component in various industrial applications.

Here are some key points about bitumen:

  1. Properties: Bitumen is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons, mainly composed of high-molecular-weight compounds called asphaltenes. It is extremely thick and has a high viscosity, making it appear almost solid at room temperature. However, when heated, it becomes more fluid.

  2. Applications:

    • Road Construction: Bitumen is commonly used as the binding agent in asphalt for road construction. It provides durability and water resistance to the road surface.
    • Roofing: It is used for waterproofing and as a roofing material, particularly in flat-roof construction.
    • Paving and Coatings: Bitumen is used in various industrial applications for paving and protective coatings due to its waterproofing and adhesive properties.
    • In Adhesives: It is used in adhesives and sealants in various industries.
    • Waterproofing: Bitumen is used to protect structures, such as bridges and buildings, from water infiltration.
    • Insulation: It can be used as an insulating material in certain applications.
    • Asphalt Shingles: Bitumen is used to manufacture asphalt shingles, a common roofing material for residential buildings.
  3. Types of Bitumen:

    • Natural Bitumen: Found in nature, often in the form of asphalt seeps or tar pits. The famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles are an example of natural bitumen deposits.
    • Refined Bitumen: Obtained from the distillation of crude oil during the refining process. This type is more commonly used in industrial applications.
  4. Environmental Concerns: Bitumen is a major component of asphalt, which is widely used for road surfaces. When roads deteriorate or are damaged, bitumen can leach into the environment and potentially harm ecosystems. Additionally, the extraction of oil sands, which contain bitumen, can have significant environmental impacts.

  5. Health Concerns: Prolonged exposure to bitumen fumes and dust can pose health risks to workers, including respiratory issues. Proper safety measures should be taken during handling and application.

Bitumen’s versatility and wide range of applications make it an essential material in various industries, particularly in construction and infrastructure development. However, the environmental and health aspects associated with its use require careful consideration and responsible management.


Minimum Order Quantity10,000 MT
Country of OriginKazakhstan
PackingBulk for Vessel Loading
Insurance110% by Seller
Delivery Within 3-4 weeks, from the date of approval of Documents, depending upon availability of Vessel.
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Specific Gravity @25° CASTM D70REPORT1.039
Density @15° Ckg/lASTM D70REPORT1.042
Density @25° CcmASTM D113100150+
Flash Point Cleveland Open Cup°CASTM D92278360
Loss on Heating% (m/m)ASTM D60.20.01
Penetration @ 25° C0.1 mmASTM D5607068
Penetration on Radius After Loss on Heating% of OriginalASTM D6/D58093
Softening Point°CASTM D36485648.4
Solubility in Trichloroethylene% (m/m)ASTM D204299.599.97

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