Description of bitumen 10/20

Bitumen 10/20 is a type of penetration grade bitumen that is produced by the non-destructive refining of crude oil during petroleum refining. 

Bitumen 10/20 ensures long-term savings as it allows for a thinner pavement design, which uses up to 30% less asphalt than traditional designs, while ensuring extended pavement life. Its penetration grade is between 10 to 20 and its softening point is between 58 to 66°C. It is a commonly used paving grade bitumen as it is suitable for road constructions and repairs and also for the production of asphalt pavements. This grade of bitumen is also mainly used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalts.

Uses of bitumen 10/20
Bitumen 10/20 is mainly used for road constructions and repairs. It is also used for hot mixed asphalt because of the properties of very strong viscosity compared to other grade.
Properties of bitumen 10/20

Bitumen Malaysia’s bitumen 10/20 is fully qualified and guaranteed through the expertise of our international inspectors to ensure the quality meets the industry standards. Bitumen Malaysia’s bitumen is guaranteed to meet the international standard of ASTM.

Technical specification of our bitumen 10/20
Bitumen 10/20Test methodUnitSpecification
Specific gravity @ 25°CASTM D70kg/cm³1.01-1.06
Penetration @ 25°CASTM D5mm/1010-20
Softening pointASTM D36°C58-66
Ductility @25°CASTM D113cm100 min
Loss on heatingASTM D6wt %0.2 max
Drop in penetration after heatingASTM D5-D6%20 max
FlashpointASTM D92°C250 min
Solubility in CS2ASTM D4wt %99.5 max
Spot testAASHOT 102 –Negative
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