Industrial Bitumen is a dark, petroleum residue modified by the oxidation process. Its consistency ranges from highly viscos to solid. Industrial Bitumen is a safe and inexpensive material which has multiple uses in industry and a wide range of application and has characteristic of waterproofing, Plasticity, Adhession and resistance towards acid and alkalis. It also makes an efficent electrical insulator, because it has excellent dielectric strength.

Characteristics

Characteristic of Industrial Bitumen is given in the Annexure A attached here with.
Our Product is available in :

Refinery Grade 80/100, 60/70
Industrial Grade 30/40, 85/25, 90/15, 115/15, 135/10, 20/40, 10/20, 155/6,80/90, 110, 120.
This Confirms to IS 702/1961

Application

  • Inbuilding floor : damp-proofing and waterproofing; acid-alkali resistant flooring, conductive flooring; sparkless flooring.
  • In building/roofing: manufacture of roofing felts, adhesives, primers, damp-proof coating composition, liquid roof coating, plastic cement and hot carriage roofing compounds.
  • Hydro projects : canal lining, embankmen, hydraulic structure, dam lining protection and sand stabilisation.
  • Roads: construction and maintenance.
  • Industrial use: lamination, manufacture of caulking compounds, joint fillers, rubber extenders, battery sealing compound, cable filling compound etc.

Advantages

  • Easy to apply.
  • Excellent durability
  • Comparatively cheaper and widely available.

Application Methdology

  • Heat gradually till the bitumen melts completely . Heat the required quantity only.
  • Continously stir to prevent local overheating. A thermometer should be used to ensure that the bitumen is not overheated or it will lose much of its properties.
  • Bitumen brought up to its normal working temperature is applied with a brush or by pouring and spreading using a rubber squeegee.

Health & Safety

  • Use goggles, gumboots, nose covers and hand gloves during application
  • Clean hands with warm soap water after application

Packing
Available in 155, 200Kg drum or 25, 50 kg cakes.

Storage
Keep in cool and dry place in air tight containers under shed away from heat

Bitumen
Straight Grade”
Industrial Grades”
Method of Test
LS Grade
Specific Gravity at 27 C minimum
Flash point, pensky matens Cloused Type, C minimum
30/40
20/40
10/20
80/90
110/120
85/40
85/25
90/15
115/15
135/10
155/6
5.35
65/25
75/15
85/40
85/25
90/15
115/15
135/10
115/6
0.99
1.00/1.05
1.03/1.05
1.03/1.08
1.04/1.09
1.00/1.05
1.00/1.05
1.01/1.06
1.01/1.06
1.02/1.07
1.02/1.07
IS:1202:1978
175
175
200
200
200
225
225
228
225
225
228
IS:1202:1978
Softening Point, C
50to65
50to70
65to80
80to90
110to120
80to90
80to90
85to100
110to120
130to140
150to160
IS:1205:1978
Presentation at 25 C, 100G, 5 sec, in 1/100 cm
30to40
20to30
10to20
6to12
3to7
35to45
20to30
10to20
8to20
7to12
2to10
IS:1203:1978
Ductility at 27 C, in cm minimum
12
10
2.5
3
3
2
2
1
0
IS:1208:1978
Loss on heating, percent by weight maximum
1
0.30
0.30
0.10
0.10
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.30
IS:1212:1978
Percent by weight sluble in carbon-disulphide, min
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
IS:1216:1978
Industrial Uses
Water Proofing
Lamination Industry
Bituminous Paper
Paints,Varnishes and Japans
Cold Storage & Refigeration
Printing Inks
Electrical Cable Junction Boxes
Electrical Cable Manufacture
Battery Containers
BatterySealing Compounds
Rubber Industry
Pipe Coating
Joint Filling Compounds
Mastic for Flooring & Roofing
Dump Proof Courses
Coal Biquetting
Application for use
*As per IS:73/2006
**As per IS :73/1988
Current production is non -ductile**(Method A)